Give Parents A Break

The Give Parents A Break (GPAB) program is funded by the Air Force Aid Society and is designed to provide relief for active duty Air Force parents who are experiencing stress in their lives.

This could be related to the military member being deployed or TDY, an emergency situation such illness of a family member, the family recently moving to the base, unique circumstances or hardships or having difficulties just being a parent.

A referral certificate is required for participation in the program. Agencies who can refer families to the GPAB program include the Squadron Commander or First Sergeant, doctor or other medical professional, Family Support personnel, Life Skills personnel, a chaplain, or a member of the Child Development Center or Youth Center staff.

The Child Development Program supports the Give Parents A Break program by offering care on one Friday evening each month. Children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years will attend the Main Child Development Center.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Parents may make reservations up to 30 days prior to the session; however, reservations will not be accepted after the Wednesday prior to the session. Parents may call the Main Child Development Center at 719-554-9573 or 719-554-9574 for reservations or more information.

  • Click here for Give Parents a Break Program Referral Certificate
  • Click here for All Parents Deserve a Break Referral Certificate

Registration Requirements

Before using the Give Parents A Break program, parents need to complete AF Form 1181, which is available at the CDC. All children must have current immunizations in order to attend. For a current immunization schedule, click here.

Scheduled Nights Out

Held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the CDC Main and the RP Lee Youth Center
For more information, call 719-554-9573 or 719-556-7220.

Held 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday or 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, as indicated, at the CDC Main and the RP Lee Youth Center. For more information, call 719-554-9573 or 719-556-7220.

In 2020 –

1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020
7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020
7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020
1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020
7 to 11 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020
7 to 11 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020

Parents Night Out, now in conjunction with GPAB, is $24. GPAB is funded by the Air Force Aid Society and is for Air Force members only. For more information and to sign up, call 719-556-7220.


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