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Child & Youth Services

Child & Youth Services (CYS) recognizes the challenges of our Soldiers and their Families. By offering quality programs for children, youth and students, CYS supports the Army Family by reducing the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility.


At CYS, we have the most important clients in the world: military Families and their kids. Along with you, our 11,000 staff members serve over 200,000 children globally. 

Members of our well-trained, professional staff work hard to make sure we deliver our Families:

  • QUALITY programs and child care
  • AVAILABILITY of child care options and youth programs
  • AFFORDABILITY for Soldiers and the Army
  • ACCOUNTABILITY for our actions and outputs

DOD Policy Letter

Child, Youth & School Services is helping Army Families find affordable child care that suits their unique needs.
Child Development Centers (CDCs) are on-post child care centers that offer full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in nationally accredited environments.
The Army FCC Program is a child care option offered in homes on post by authorized Military Family members and qualified civilians working as independent contractors.
School-Age Centers (Ages 6-12 years) offers before and after school programs, weekend activities during the school year, and summer care and camps during school vacations.
Youth Centers offer comprehensive, supervised program options and affordable, quality, predictable services that are easily accessible for eligible youth in grades 6 through 12.
Ages 3-18 years offers developmentally appropriate opportunities for children and youth to be engaged in individual and team sports, competitions, skill building clinics, and nutrition and health classes that foster development of life-long healthy habits.
The mission of Army School Support Services is to support the readiness and well-being of Army Families by reducing the conflict between military mission requirements and parental responsibilities related to K-12 education.
We offer registration, enrollment, records transfer, parent education classes, and babysitter training and referral services for Families with children up to 18 years old.
CYS Professionals: Where Passion Meets Purpose
PCSing? No problem! Child and Youth Program Assistants (CYPAs) in all employment categories can now request a transfer to another installation through the Army NAF Civilian Employment Assignment Tool (CEAT).

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The Army Youth Sponsorship Program is a youth led, adult facilitated                                           program that is  designed to provide children/youth transition support.                                      Youth sponsors connect with newly arriving children/youth to help link                                      newcomers to their communities, installation, and school.