Child and Youth Services (CYS) provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Within CYS you will find something to meet your children’s needs, including:

  • Full, part time or hourly child care
  • Before/after school care
  • Camps
  • Programs for your middle school and teen youth
  • Instructional classes
  • Workforce preparation opportunities
  • Sports and fitness activities

Today’s CYS programs, deemed a "model for the nation" by Presidential acclaim, continue to operate on these cornerstones:

  • Quality – Child care is DoD-certified and nationally accredited
  • Availability – Child care is available on- and off-post
  • Affordability – Fees for various programs are competitively priced and affordable regardless of sponsor's income
  • Accountability – To safeguard the Army's resources by efficient management oversight, good fiscal stewardship, reducing waste and protecting assets of programs and services to Soldiers and their Families.


The Parent Central Service (PCS) serves as the “one-stop-shop” for registration, enrollment, child care requests, resource and referral for Child and Youth programs. Our mission is to provide families with a positive first impression and to ensure we meet and exceed customer satisfaction for our patrons. To participate in CYS programs, children and youth must have a valid CYS registration pass, which is valid for one year. Registration is transferable from one installation to the next and is at no cost to the family. Patrons, who require full time child care, may request child care at

Electronic transfer of registration: Have your Family's CYS records automatically transferred to your new location.


  • Sponsor’s orders
  • Proof of child’s eligibility (guardianship papers, child’s military ID card, or birth certificate)
  • Parent(s) home and work contact information
  • Email address of Parents(s) place of work*
  • Emergency/Release signatories information
  • Child Health Assessment* 
  • Sports Physical*
  • Child’s official shot record*
  • Deployment orders*
  • Family Care Plan* (from dual/single military)   

* if applicable