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DAVID GRANT USAF MEDICAL CENTER - TEDDY'S CHILD WATCH SERVICE

Posted 7/9/2014 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Emily Franzer, age 5, along with her brother Ian, age 2, children of Master Sgt. Scott and Andrea Franzer, 60th Operations Group, make different shapes out of Play-Doh® during their stay at the Teddy Watch program at the David Grant USAF Medical Center, Wednesday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Donald Osborn)
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Teddy's Child Watch Service is a FREE community-based program provided by the Armed Services YMCA, David Grant USAF Medical Center and the Airman and Family Readiness Center.  It is a special waiting room that provides free, on-site child supervision for military parents who need to attend their regularly scheduled medical or dental appointments at DGMC.  We are required to raise $12,500 each year. In the Fall the military community participates in the Combined Federal Campaign. Your generous support through a CFC donation will help us keep our doors open. Our CFC number is #59771.
 
The overall goal of Teddy's Child Watch Service is to provide a better quality of life for military families by alleviating the stress and cost of finding child care during medical appointments. This service is available through a part-time staff and qualified volunteers who so generously give of their time to help others. Volunteers are trained in necessary areas of health, safety, and abuse prevention and identification. Oversight is provided by ASYMCA employees, who are CPR and First Aid certified.

Guidelines:  Current shot records and two emergency contacts are required for each child. You will need to know your sponsor's squadron and the name/telephone number of their supervisor. This program is open to all military dependents. Unfortunately, Teddy's Child Watch is not available to child care providers or other family members. Only the parent or legal guardian can sign their child in or out of Teddy's room.

Additionally, we cannot supervise any children with special needs or delays (medical or emotional) as we do not have specialized training in that specific area of care and the comfort and safety of everyone in Teddy's room is of our utmost importance.

We strive to serve as many families in one day as possible. Space is reserved for a specific amount of time. Therefore, children must be picked up immediately following your scheduled medical or dental appointment. You must check with Teddy's if your provider wants you to visit another clinic/location. 

Food and snacks are NOT allowed in the room for public health reasons, so children must be fed prior to arriving at Teddy's Child Watch.  However, individual water bottles and "Sippy cups" are allowed.

Reservations:  Please call ahead to guarantee your child/children can stay with us (space available basis) during your scheduled medical or dental appointment at DGMC. 

Location:  Teddy's Child Watch is located on the first floor of the David Grant USAF Medical Center in the West central corridor near the 60th Dental Squadron's Arthur J. Sachsel Dental Clinic. 

Directions:
- After passing though the Hospital Gate, turn right at the stop light and merge into the right-hand lane onto Bodin Circle.
- Once on Bodin Circle, move to the left-turn lane leading to the Arthur J. Sachsel Dental Clinic.
- Park in the Patient parking lot on your right near the VA Fairfield Outpatient Clinic.
- Walk past the Arthur J. Sachsel Dental Clinic and enter DGMC's West (side) entrance on the first floor. Teddy's Child Watch Service is the first door on your right.

Teddy's Child Watch Rules & Requirements (Downloadable form; Requires use of Adobe Reader)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to  2 p.m.
Weekends and Federal Holidays: Closed

Teddy's Child Watch: (707) 423-3376
Fax: (707) 423-3377

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