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Please be advised that scheduled programs, activities, and events may be affected throughout the month. Command and Family and MWR are committed to protecting our customers and employees and will take precautionary measures to promote a healthy community. Dates, locations, and times for MWR Programs, services, and activities are subject to change. We will be posting updates on our DFMWR COVID-19 Updates Page. Thank you for your understanding.


Child Development Center (CDC): 6 weeks - 5 years (Kindergarten)

Full-Day Care

Ages 6 weeks-Kindergarten*

Fort Greely Child Development Center (Ages 6 weeks-5 years) offer on-post full-day, part-day, and hourly child care to include the Strong Beginnings Pre-Kindergarten program for children in nationally accredited environments. 

Care is provided by trained staff and operations are subject to Department of Defense (DoD) Certification. Contact Parent Central Services for more information.

Full Day 5 to 12 hours per day - services offered to children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old
Pre-Kindergarten/Strong Beginnings Strong Beginnings is a 3 hour/day program 5 days/week that provides school readiness skills for children turning 4 by 1 September
School Age Center (SAC): Grades K-5/6*

The Council on Accreditation nationally accredits the School Age Center (SAC). It serves children in Kindergarten through sixth grades.


The School-Age Center provides care during:

  • School closures
  • Before and after school
  • Seasonal and holiday school breaks
  • Summer Camp
  • Hourly Care

Children have access to computer labs and utilize standard curriculum through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The program provides opportunities for stimulating activities in a variety of environments, including arts and crafts, games, technology, performing arts, science, and a homework assistance program. 

* Depending on school configuration. Some states have children 12 years old in sixth grade.

Babysitter Referral Services

Looking for a Teen Babysitter?

CYS offers training following the 4-H babysitter curriculum in becoming a certified Teen Babysitter. Teen military family members in grades seven and up looking to expand and market themselves for babysitting jobs can be placed on the babysitter's referral list with parent permission.

Military parents needing babysitters must complete a request form located at Parent Central Services. Once parents complete the required form, they will receive a list of babysitter information based on specified requirements (location, availability, etc.). After receiving a list of babysitters, parents can make arrangements directly with the babysitter. All arrangements and fees for care are between the parent and babysitter.

CYS offers Babysitting Referral Services for registered families. Babysitters on the referral list are 13 years or older, have certification in First Aid and CPR, and are trained in: 

  • Developmentally appropriate play
  • Recognition of child abuse/neglect
  • Emergency procedures and interviewing

Contact Parent Central Services to find out more information.

Waiting List

The waiting period may be different for each program and age group. Place your child(ren) on the waiting list by visiting (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military and DoD-affiliated families seeking child care. This single online gateway provides access to comprehensive information on military-operated and military-subsidized child care options worldwide. With MCC, families can search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their household profile - online any time and from anywhere - making it easier for families to find the child care they need."

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