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Coy Stennis Child Development Center

Navigating Navy Childcare Excellence

The Coy Stennis Child Development Center provides a safe, secure environment for children from birth to age five. The center strives to provide the highest quality child care while enhancing the development of each individual child. It is open to all military, active or retired, DoD personnel and DoD contractors Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. The fee structure for full-time care is regulated by the Department of Defense.

Hourly or drop-in care is limited due to space availability. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 30 days in advance.

Please click here to access the website so that parents can get on the waiting list for military child care.

Please click here to access the website for parents who cannot find care within our CYP. They must be registered on and on a waitlist to qualify.


School Liaison

Located in Building 255, Suite 239, the School Liaison serves as the primary link between schools, Commanders, and military parents pertaining to K-12 educational issues. The job of the School Liaison involves informing and linking military families to the resources and information needed to maximize the educational opportunities to ensure academic success for all military children. The School Liaison can be reached via email at

Naval Air Station Meridian School Liaison K-12 & Post-Secondary Information and Resources

REGION: Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE)        INSTALLATION: Naval Air Station Meridian


CNRSE SLO Quarterly Newsletter


Navy Child & Youth Programs
Child and Youth Program E-Library

Child Development Center
NAS Meridian

School-Age Care
NAS Meridian

Child and Youth Programs
NAS Meridian

Military Installations
Military Installations Website
Your official DoD source for installation and state resources available to active duty, guard and reserve service and family members.
Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi

Special Needs Support
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Coordinator,
located in the Naval Branch Health Clinic Meridian.  Phone:  (601) 679-2217
Exceptional Family Member Program: Supports military families with special medical and educational needs   
Department of Defense EFMP Policy
Mississippi Department of Education

Local School Districts
Lauderdale County School District
301 46th Court
Meridian, MS 39305
(601) 693-1683

Clarkdale Elementary School
Clarkdale Middle School
Clarkdale High School
Northeast Elementary School 
Northeast Middle School
Northeast High School
Southeast Lauderdale Elementary
Southeast Lauderdale Middle  
Southeast Lauderdale High
West Lauderdale Elementary
West Lauderdale Middle School
West Lauderdale High School
Registration Requirements   

Meridian Public School District
1019 25th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 482-6271

Carver Middle School
Crestwood Elementary School
Magnolia Middle School
Meridian High School
Northwest Middle School
Oakland Heights Elementary
Parkview Elementary School
Poplar Springs Elementary School
Ross Collins Career & Technical Center
T.J. Harris Lower Elementary School 
T.J. Harris Upper Elementary School
West Hills Elementary School

Other Districts & Private Schools
Community Christian School 
Kemper County School District
Lamar School 
Russell Christian Academy
St. Patrick School  

K-12 Student Resources
Military OneSource: K-12 & College  
National Center for Education Statistics  
Student Online Achievement Resources (FREE; LIVE TUTORS; 24/7) 

Transition Support
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children  
Military Youth on the Move  
Military Child Education Coalition  
Meridian, MS Visitor’s Guide
Mississippi’s Official State Website

CYP In/Out Process

Youth Sponsors
NAS Meridian Youth Sponsorship is conducted through the area school MFLC's in conjunction with the Student2Student clubs. New students are invited to orientation meetings throughout the school year and during the summer months on base. MFLC's may be reached by calling (601) 490-4918 or (601) 490-3360.

Post-Secondary/College Resources
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
College Affordability and Transparency Center 
Federal Student Aid: Preparing for College, Applying for Aid, and more 

Home School Resources
Certificate of Enrollment:
  Must file by September 15th annually in MS
Student Attendance Office (located at Harris Upper Elementary School)

3951 12th Street
Meridian, MS 39307
(601) 482-9836 or 9825

MS Home School Policy
Military OneSource: Home Schooling
Home School Legal Defense Association

Relocation Information
Fleet and Family Support Center
NAS Meridian
405 Rosenbaum Avenue
Meridian, MS 39309
(601) 679-2360

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Relocation Services Office is located at the Fleet Family Service Center in Building 405. Relocation assistance services offered by FFSC include: Welcome Aboard packets & seminars, New Spouse Orientation, Plan My Move assistance, and more. If you need help with your move to NAS Meridian, contact the Customer Service Desk (formerly PSD, 601-679-2889), Personal Property (601-679-2622), or the Fleet Family Support Center (FFSC, 601-679-2360).

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership
Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP)

NDSP provides support and funding for the education of authorized command-sponsored dependents of military members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees assigned to overseas areas where no DoDEA school is available within the commuting area. At these locations, DoDEA supports a variety of options for your children ranging from home school programs to public or private schools.

NAS Meridian Housing & Lodging
Balfour Beatty Communities              
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children  

Installation Partners
4-H Club Military Partnerships
Boys and Girls Clubs of America

For a more comprehensive listing of K-12 & College resources, see the School Liaison Parent Handbook.
NAS Meridian MWR
Navy MWR



School-Age Care Program

The School-Age Care program is available for children of military and DOD personnel from when the child enters kindergarten to when they turn twelve.

Certified counselors help children with homework, arts, crafts, nature, and other activities. All counselors have experience in childhood education and are CPR and first aid certified for your child's safety.

SAC also offers Before and After School Care during the school year. During the summer, SAC offers day camp as well as planned field trips, hikes, afternoon swims and much more.

Teen Program

Our Teen Program is located at the School-Age Care Center in housing. The program is free and open to ages 13-18. To access SAC and be part of the program, teens must register online or in-person at SAC or the Child Development Center.

The School-Age Care Center features multiple large-screen televisions and a collection of musical instruments, as well as a billiards table, air hockey table, arcade machine and basketball free throw machine. SAC offers a large selection of video games and video game consoles (Xbox, PS4, Wii U and Nintendo Switch). The computer room includes Apple iMac desktop computers and iPads.

Youth Sponsorship

Youth Sponsorship (grades 5-12) provides access to positive peer groups and social activities, helping military children feel connected at their new duty station. If interested in connecting your child with a local youth sponsor, fill out the form at the following link. Once received, you will be contacted by a School Liaison Officer/Youth Center Manager.

For Youth Sponsorship with School Age Care or Youth Programs, participants must be enrolled or a registered user.



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