The Department Of Navy Offers Different Child & Youth Programs

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A1. Description of the Organization The Department of Navy offers different Child & Youth Programs (CYP) for children ages six weeks to 18 years. The specific CYP program that will be discussed in this paper is the Child Development Center (CDC), located at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. Within the different Child & Youth Programs, the CDC at Patuxent River provides care for children six weeks to five years of age. There are consistent philosophy, goals, and objectives for all Child Development Centers. The philosophy of the Patuxent River Navy CYP Child Development Center states: Provide high quality educational and recreational programs for children and youth. Teams of caring, knowledgeable professionals plan developmentally appropriate programs that are responsive to the unique needs, abilities, and interests of children. CYP professionals foster a sense of independence, trust and responsibility within each child through understanding and respectful interactions. Likewise, through positive relationships, our programs respect and support the ideals, cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children and youth. We are advocates for children, families and the child and youth professionals within our programs and surrounding communities (Department of Navy, 2015, p. 1). The goals of the Navy CYP Child Development Center are to: Help children build physical development and skills; promote social competence and positive relationships with
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