In accordance with ALCOAST 099/20, parents are required to care for their own children at home when on a full-time telework agreement. If parents are going to bring their children to the CDC, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance so that we can ensure that we have an adequate number of staff on hand. Refer any questions to Mark Marchione, MWR Director, at 707-765-7343 or

For MWR information during COVID-19 closures, please call 707.765.7341‬ or email

Child Development Center

Facility Contact Info 707-765-7566


The purpose of Child Development Services programs is to assist Coast Guard personnel - military and civilian - in balancing the competing demands of family life and the accomplishment of the Coast Guard mission, and to improve the economic viability of the family unit (COMDTINST M1754.15). We are consistently striving for improvement and want to partner with parents.  We recognize you as your child's first teacher and have an "open door" policy for parents of enrolled children to visit at any time. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  What does this mean? NAEYC criteria lead to higher quality programs while recognizing that all children have individual learning styles, strengths, and needs. Accredited programs meet nationally recognized standards for high quality care and education. 


The CDC is open from 0645-1700, Monday through Friday, year-round.  We observe all Federal Holidays and are closed 4 additional days per year for staff in-service training.  

PHONE:  707-765-7566

FAX: 707-765-7093


The CDC is located aboard TRACEN Petaluma, in the housing area on Pennsylvania Ave. in the blue building. Look for our fenced-in play yard!


  • Infant Room: 6wks-13 months (Maximum of 8 with 2 teachers)

  • Pre-Toddler Room:  1 year olds (Maximum of 10 with 2 teachers)

  • Toddler: 2 year olds (Maximum of 14 with 2 teachers)

  • Preschool:  3 years until Kindergarten (Maximum of 24 with 2 teachers)


All CDC forms must be completed for each child and tuition paid prior to enrollment and updated annually or as needed.

  • The application packet is available from the Child Development Center.

  • A Health form (signed by a physician) with immunization records

  • Two recent LES/pay stubs for each parent

WAIT LIST:  If space is unavailable, a $25 fee will place your child on the wait list.  This does not guarantee a slot.  Wait list fees are nonrefundable but applicable toward tuition should a slot be offered to you.  We follow COMDTINST M1754.15 with regards to priority.


Rates are based on TFI (total family income) of all members living in the household. TFI does not include alimony or child support, worker's compensation or unemployment benefits.  

​TFI includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Monthly base income

  2. Monthly BAH (offset for senior member only) regardless of living on/off base.

  3. Monthly BAS

  4. Monthly clothing allowance (STD)

  5. Any other adult income in the home. 


The CDC serves daily breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack and follows CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program) guidelines.  In addition, we serve formula and baby food to infants.  There is no extra cost for meals.

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599 Tomales Rd

Petaluma, CA 94952

USCG Tracen Petaluma is an active military base.

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