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The Give Parents A Break (GPAB) program is funded by the Air Force Aid Society and the purpose of this program
is to offer eligible parents a few hours break from the stresses of parenting. Families may use this time to suit their
This could be related to the military member being deployed, extended TDY, on a remote tour of duty, or is
deployed to the missile field; a family crises or emergency such as serious illness of a family member, death in the
family, extended illness of family members, birth of a new baby; the family recently moving to the base; having a
child with special needs; and unique circumstances/hardships or having difficulties just being a parent.
A GPAB certificate is required for participation in the program. The base officials who can refer/issue a GPAB
certificates for families include the Squadron Commander or First Sergeant, chaplain, doctor or other medical
professional, Family Advocacy personnel, Life Skills personnel, Airmen and Family Readiness Center personnel, or
the Child Development Center or Youth Center directors.
The Child Development Program and Youth Center supports the GPAB program by offering care on one Friday
evening (6 to 10 p.m.) and one Saturday afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) each month. Children between the ages of 6 weeks
through Pre-school (NOT in Kindergarten) at CDC and children in Kindergarten (age 5) through age 12 at Youth
Center School Age Program.
GPAB packets may be obtained/completed at the CDC or Youth Center. Immunization records are required for
children who are NOT in the public school system and/or are attending CDC for care. All children must have current
immunizations in order to attend. For more information, call 723-3750 (CDC) or 723-2838 (Youth Center).