CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES (CYS)
CYS helps sustain mission readiness by providing childcare and development programs for children, youth, and teens that support health, fitness, youth development, school transitions and education. Check out CYS Programming.
CYS REGISTRATION AT ACS PARENT CENTRAL
To initiate the CYS registration process, print and fill out the registration forms (and download the Parent Handbook). Or, if you’re already in Italy, visit Parent Central Services at ACS to get forms. To finish registration and submit forms, set up an appointment with PCS.
CYS REGISTRATION MATERIALS
- ID card & PCS orders (or deployment orders)
- Your Soldier’s Social Security Number
- Parent/Guardian’s home and work contact info
- Military & personal email addresses
- Two local Emergency contacts (other than parents)
- Immunization records
- Proof of income (all working household members)
- Childcare Fees form (5th grade & below)
- Teen form (6th-12th grade)
- Health Screening Tool/SNAP/MAPS
- Health Assessment/Sports Physical
NOTE: Don’t forget to renew CYS registration every year.
CYS CHILDCARE & YOUTH CENTERS
- CDC (6 weeks-kindergarten) Villaggio & Ederle
- School Age Center (1st-5th grade) Villaggio
- Youth Center (6th-12th grade) Villaggio
- Teen Center (9th-12th grade) Caserma Ederle
TIP: Incoming families get 16 hours of FREE care per child.
CYS ACTIVITIES & CLASSES
- Skies Unlimited has great activities for all ages
- Sports & Fitness offers athletic programs
- Hired! Workforce prep for ages 15-18
CYS Parent Participation Program
Parents who volunteer with CYS can earn a reduction in childcare fees for scheduled programs (not hourly care).
DODEA SCHOOL REGISTRATION
You or your Soldier must visit the Registrar’s Office to complete the school registration process. Before you go, print and complete the registration forms for the DoDEA High School, Middle School, Elementary School.
DODEA SCHOOL REGISTRATION MATERIALS
- PCS Orders with family members’ names listed
- Children’s birth certificates (Kinder & 1st grade only)
- Children’s passports (high school students only)
- Immunization records
- Copy of previous school records
- Copy of standardized test scores
- DoDEA-600 & 600B Student Registration Form
- F4 ESL Forms
- DoDEA-700 & 700A Consent Form
- Form 149 Request for (Previous) School Records
- DoDEA 2942.0-M-F1 Student Health Form
- School Transportation Form
- School Lunch Account Form
- Copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) & 504 Plan
- Sports physical for athletic activities (6th-12th only)
CYS SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER (SLO) – EMAIL
Your SLO is one of the BEST resources you can find when transitioning to a new school. SLOs can help with:
- School transition assistance: Connect with your SLO before and after you move. Visit, call, or email them at Parent Central Services inside ACS.
- Free and Reduced Meal Plan (FARM) application
- Link between schools, families, & command: SLOs are subject matter resource experts for grades K-12 and can help address educational issues and needs.
- Homeschool support: SLOs offer info on federal and local policies and help families access CYS resources.
- Post-Secondary preparation and guidance
SLOs can also connect you with available educational resources, such as:
- EFMP and developmental intervention resources
- Child & Youth Behavioral Program led by MFLCs
- Elementary and Adolescent Support Counselors
- Student to Student Sponsorship
Check out SLO School Guidance on DoDEA, Italian, and homeschool options.
DOD, HOME, & ITALIAN SCHOOLS
The Elementary school has an Italian Language Emersion program. Scroll to Youth Transition for more info.
EARLY START PROGRAMS
- DoDEA Sure Start
- CYS Strong Beginnings Pre-K
For more info, click and scroll down to see Pre-School Options.
Join the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and learn the latest info about Vicenza schools.
- Asilo (infants & toddlers)
- Scuola Materna (preschool & kinder)
- Scuola Elementare (elementary)
- Scuola Media (middle school)
- Scuola Superiore (high school)
For detailed info about Italian schools, click and scroll to private, international schools. Or visit your SLO or Parent Central Services both at ACS on Caserma Ederle. And get the “Italian School Experience” pamphlet! Learn about the Italian school system at Classbase.
NOTE: Make sure you and your kids have a Codice Fiscale to register kids in Italian schools, clubs, or activities.
Connect with your SLO for:
- Local resources
- Federal & local policies
- Curriculum guidelines
- Education Standards
Click and scroll down for SLO info on homeschooling with loads of homeschool resources, like:
- Vicenza homeschool groups
- Homeschooling in Italy
- Participation in specific DoD School & CYS programs
- Curriculum resources
Facebook: Check out the list of Vicenza education Facebook groups within the military community as another resource.