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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