How We Support Army Families
Many CYS employees work directly with kids. Others maintain the buildings, cook the meals, manage the programs and contribute in other important ways.
However you serve, here’s what your efforts mean to your Army community:
Child Development Centers (CDC). Structured, developmental full-day and hourly child care for children 6 weeks through 5 years, as well as part-day preschool programs for children ages 4-5 years. Some locations offer kindergarteners care before and after school, too.
School Age Care (SAC). Quality care in a safe, flexible, and affordable environment for children in grades 1-6. SAC can provide care before and after school, on an hourly basis, and when school’s not in session.
Family Child Care (FCC). Flexible child care offered by licensed providers in their on-post quarters. FCC homes attain the same rigorous standards as CDCs and feature similar developmental programs.
Youth Centers. Programs and activities for middle and high schoolers that promote a successful transition from childhood to adulthood.
School Liaison Support. Services and educational outreach that helps students in Army Families succeed in education. School Liaison Officers work with local public school districts, private schools and home school Families to enhance the educational experience for students during deployments, PCS moves and other challenges.
Sports and Fitness. Physical activities that range from outreach programs like community health fairs and education events to developmental sports (for kids 3-4 years old) to team and individual sports for children and youth up to 18 years old.
Parent and Outreach Services. Information, registration, and enrollment support for CYS programs and activities