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
- Programs for your middle school and teen youth
- Instructional classes
- Workforce preparation opportunities
- Sports and fitness activities
Parent and Outreach Services
Parent and Outreach Services is the gateway that connects Families to CYS programs. Its mission is to support Readiness and Well-Being of Families by helping to balance military mission requirements and parental responsibilities. Baseline programs:
- Parent Central Services (formerly Central Enrollment)
- Kids at Home
- Parents on Site
- Kids on Site! (only available at some locations)
- School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills (SKIESUnlimited)
- Parent Liaison Services
- Community Liaison Services
Parent Central Services
We look forward to fulfilling your child care needs as well as offering sports and fitness programs, instructional classes, camps, and open recreation activities for your child/youth based upon space availability.
SKIES Unlimited stands for “School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” for the unlimited possibilities that this program provides children and youth:
- All participants must be registered with CYS
- On-going enrollment for most classes (New students may need to wait for open enrollment)
- Currently enrolled SKIES students will be automatically re-enrolled into the next session for most classes to retain their space. Payment for the session must be made before the first day of class.
- Classes will be filled on a first paid basis.
* Available at select communities
School Support Services
School Support Services (SSS) provides Army school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources, and information necessary to achieve academic success. A branch of Child and Youth Services (CYS), SSS is home to the School Liaison Office, where School Liaison Officers (SLOs) help deliver the best educational resources and information for your children.
We specialize in education transitions, and make sure that incoming and exiting families have information about local schools, after-school services and programs, youth sponsorship programs, graduation, and home schooling. We also help parents better understand the education process, school organization, and interaction strategies.
Sports and Fitness
Sports and Fitness Programs provide team sports, individual sports, fitness and health programs and, programming at Child Development Centers, School Age and Youth Programs. Pre-registration is required for Sports and Fitness Programs. Children and youth that are currently registered in CYS can be enrolled in Sports and Fitness using WebTrac.
Volunteer and Coaches
Want to make a difference, consider coaching! Head coaches and assistant coaches can receive discounts for their participating children.
Background checks must be cleared on all coaches prior to team assignment.
- Fingerprint checks are good for five (5) years.
- Coaches must attend one of the coach orientation clinics to review the rules and coaching policies and become certified online through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS).
- No prior coaching experience necessary and candidates must be at least 16 years older to apply for a volunteer coach position.
Childcare (CDC and SAC)
CDCs are on-post child care centers that offer full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in nationally accredited environments.
Army School Age Centers (SAC) provide care during:
- Before school and after school
- School closures
- Seasonal and holiday school breaks
- Summer Camp
- Hourly Care
Children have access to computer labs and can receive help on daily homework assignments. Programs are nationally accredited and utilize standard curricula through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).
* Depending on school configuration
The Youth Centers have a wide range of programs for youth in grades 6-12, offering fun-ﬁlled afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Free Middle School Teen (MST) programs are offered daily after school and in the afternoons during the summer. MST morning camps are also offered at a nominal fee during the summer to complement the free afternoon program.
There are special activities for youth scheduled on a continual basis, including social activities and field trips. CYS programs utilize partnerships with 4-H Clubs, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Character Counts to bring enhanced curriculum and other opportunities for growth and development to our children and youth. Programs are intended to offer positive alternatives that will minimize "at risk" behavior during parental duty hours.