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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.

Parent and Outreach Services

Parent and Outreach Services is the gateway that connects Families to CYS programs. Its mission is to support Readiness and Well-Being of Families by helping to balance military mission requirements and parental responsibilities.

Baseline programs:

  • Parent Central Services 
  • School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills (SKIESUnlimited)
  • CYSitters
  • Parent Liaison Services
  • Community Liaison Services 
CYS Registration

Registering Your Child in CYS

The first step in participating in CYS Programs and activities is registration. Create your account/household profile at militarychildcare.com so that you can waitlist your child for care. The second step is to contact Parent Central Services at +1(907)873-4599 to complete the registration process.

Eligibility Criteria for CYS Programs is contingent on the status of the sponsor. Eligible patrons include:

  • Active-duty Military personnel
  • DoD civilian employees paid from either appropriated funds (APF) or
  • non-appropriated funds (NAF)
  • Reserve Component military personnel on active duty or inactive duty
  • training status
  • Combat-related Wounded Warriors
  • Surviving spouses of Military Members who died from a combat-related
  • incident
  • Those acting in loco parents for the dependent child of an otherwise
  • eligible patron
  • Eligible employees of DoD contractors
  • Others authorized on a space-available basis

 

Registration Checklist

Please contact Parent Central Services to request the forms.

Child Care

The following forms are required for registering in Child Care (Child Development Center, Family Child Care, School Age Center):

  • Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees, DD 2652 (not applicable to hourly care)
  • USDA Form
  • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
  • Child Health Assessment (complete Parts A, B, and C). Due within 30 days of registration.
  • Family Care Plan for single/dual military only. Due within 30 days of registration.
  • Child Development Services Sponsor Consent - DA Form 5222-R

  • Child Development Service Child and Family Profile - DA Form 5224-R

  • Child Development Services Sponsor/Program Agreement - DA Form 5226-R

  • Writing Agreement

  • Additional forms may be required

 
Youth Center

The following forms are required for registering your child in the Middle School and Teen Program. 

  • CYS Registration Form
  • Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees, DD 2652, (if utilizing Before/School)
  • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725, (complete only if physician documented special needs)

 

SKIES Unlimited-Instructional Programs

The following forms (completed annually) are required for registering your child in any of the SKIES Unlimited-Instructional Programs:

  • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
    • A Health Screening Tool is given if the child has a medical condition.

 

Youth Sports and Fitness

The following forms (completed annually) are required for registering your child in any of the Youth Sports and Fitness activities:

  • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
  • Health Assessment/Sports Physical (complete Parts A, B, and C). Due before participation in all sports activities.

 

Medical Action Plan (MAP)

Only needed if a child is diagnosed with allergies, diabetes, asthma/respiratory, or seizures that may require staff to administer rescue medications. This also includes conditions recommended by MIAT.

A Medical Action Plan (MAP) process is applicable to ALL CYS programs.

Request Child Care - MilitaryChildCare.com

MilitaryChildCare.com (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 at any time and from anywhere - making it easier for families to find the child care they need.

Once you create an account, you can start requesting care.

STEP 1: CREATE ACCOUNT

Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family, or to log in using an existing username and password.

STEP 2: SEARCH AND REQUEST CARE

Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request for care.

STEP 3: MANAGE MY REQUESTS

You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.

STEP 4: UPDATE MY PROFILE

Keep your My Profile page up-to-date with important information.

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Militarychildcare.com will provide you with an anticipated placement time for child care when you request care.

 

Waiting List

The Installation will establish a Waiting List when the spaces for each child age group are filled and there are no additional spaces to offer.

The Waiting List is limited to patrons who are still actively seeking child care. When a space becomes available, patrons are offered a viable space. A viable space is defined as any opening within the CYS delivery system to include Child Development Centers, Family Child Care Homes, and School-Age Centers.

Children transferring to the Installation whose parents have requested care prior to arrival is placed on the Projected Demand Sub-waiting List. This list is maintained by sponsor priority for care and date of the request for care. Parents must update their information every 90 days to remain on the list.

Requesting care is a snap with MilitaryChildCare.com.

Military Child Care (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway enables families to search for and request care, manage their requests and update their profiles online. Once you create an account, you can start requesting care.

STEP 1: CREATE ACCOUNT

Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family, or to login using an existing username and password.

STEP 2: SEARCH AND REQUEST CARE

Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request for care.

STEP 3: MANAGE MY REQUESTS

You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.

STEP 4: UPDATE MY PROFILE

Keep your My Profile page up-to-date with important information.

Will I get a Wait List number or an indication of how long will it be?

Militarychildcare.com will provide you with an anticipated placement time for child care when you request care.

Requesting care is a snap with MilitaryChildCare.com.

Military Child Care (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway enables families to search for and request care, manage their requests and update their profiles online. Once you create an account, you can start requesting care.

STEP 1: CREATE ACCOUNT

Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family, or to login using an existing username and password.

STEP 2: SEARCH AND REQUEST CARE

Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request for care.

STEP 3: MANAGE MY REQUESTS

You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.

STEP 4: UPDATE MY PROFILE

Keep your My Profile page up-to-date with important information.

Will I get a Wait List number or an indication of how long will it be?

Militarychildcare.com will provide you with an anticipated placement time for child care when you request care.

Requesting care is a snap with MilitaryChildCare.com.

Military Child Care (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway enables families to search for and request care, manage their requests and update their profiles online. Once you create an account, you can start requesting care.

STEP 1: CREATE ACCOUNT

Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family, or to login using an existing username and password.

STEP 2: SEARCH AND REQUEST CARE

Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request for care.

STEP 3: MANAGE MY REQUESTS

You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.

STEP 4: UPDATE MY PROFILE

Keep your My Profile page up-to-date with important information.

Will I get a Wait List number or an indication of how long will it be?

Militarychildcare.com will provide you with an anticipated placement time for child care when you request care.

Requesting care is a snap with MilitaryChildCare.com.

Military Child Care (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway enables families to search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profiles online. Once you create an account, you can start requesting care.

STEP 1: CREATE ACCOUNT

Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family, or to log in using an existing username and password.

STEP 2: SEARCH AND REQUEST CARE

Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request for care.

STEP 3: MANAGE MY REQUESTS

You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.

STEP 4: UPDATE MY PROFILE

Keep your My Profile page up-to-date with important information.

Will I get a Wait List number or an indication of how long will it be?

Militarychildcare.com will provide you with an anticipated placement time for child care when you request care.

Child Care Fees

Childcare cost is based on Total Family Income (TFI). TFI is defined as all earned income including wages, salaries, tips, special duty pay (flight pay), Active Duty demo pay, sea pay), Active Duty save pay, long-term disability benefits, voluntary salary deferrals, retirement or other pension income including SSI paid to the spouse and VA benefits paid to the surviving spouse before deductions for taxes.

Parent fees are determined during the registration process prior to enrollment in a regularly scheduled Child Development Center (CDC), Family Child Care Home (FCC), or School Age Care (SAC) program and annually thereafter. All fees are subsidized.

Payment Options

Childcare payments can be made at the Child Development Center. 

*CYS can send a variety of forms, receipts, and tax forms at parents' requests.

Children with Special Medical Needs

We love our kids with special needs – and make every effort to include them in CYS activities and programs.

To do that, every installation convenes a Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT), which explores child care and youth supervision options for children and youth with special needs, including life-threatening conditions, functional limitations, and diagnosed behavioral/psychological conditions.

The MIAT recommends child care and youth placement. It also determines reasonable accommodations and availability of services to support a child/youth’s special needs.

The MIAT includes parent(s), CYS Coordinator, Outreach Services Director, Army Public Health Nurse (APHN), and Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) manager.

For Kids

Military Kids Connect is a DoD program to help connect military kids with the resources they need to cope with military life.

Parent Participation

CYS needs parents, too! Want to get engaged with CYS? Here are some ways.

Parent Volunteers: Throughout the year, we need parents to help out with activities. The Parent Participation Program encourages parents to volunteer with CYS, assisting with special events and activities (like field trips, holiday events, and special curriculum programs), small group activities, and special projects (such as playground improvement, procurement of equipment, and administrative aid). Parent Participation Program volunteers can take advantage of reduced child care fees for regularly scheduled programs, too.

Parent Education: Want resources to help raise healthy children? Parent education offers resources to help parents and staff increase their ability and confidence for raising healthy children. A variety of parental education classes are offered to enhance parenting skills.

Additional parent education resources are available:

Parent Advisory Council: The Parent Advisory Group is chaired by a parent, meets quarterly, and provides an opportunity for parents to meet and discuss ways to enhance Child and Youth Programs. The board, with the advice of the program staff, is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the Parent Participation Program.

The Parent Participation Program allows for a fee reduction on child care for parent participation.

Enrichment Programs

CYSitters offers formal training for teens from adults who provide short term hourly child care for families in their own homes. The training covers the skills needed to safely and appropriately care for children and includes First Aid and CPR, program activities, and the “business” of babysitting. Upon completing the training, CYSitters may be included in the CYS Services’ babysitter referral list/website. 

Parents needing babysitters must complete a request form located at Parent Central Services. Parents make arrangements and negotiate fees directly with the babysitter for child care services. Stop by or call Parent Central Services for additional information.

School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills (SKIESUnlimited) offers a range of out-of-school classes such as music, dance, martial arts, gymnastics, technology, life skills, and SAT prep and athletic experiences. All classes are provided by CYS Services employees and contract instructors in a variety of settings. All participants in SKIESUnlimited classes will be registered for CYS Services in Parent Central Services. Classes are available for each age group with opportunities for advancement from beginners, intermediate, and on to advance levels. Parents must remain on-site during SKIESUnlimited classes.

PCS'ing and Relocating

Transition of Child Records

Parent Central Services provides Army-wide transition assistance such as Global Data Transfer (GDT) of child records and accepts projected registrations for continued services. The system is designed to streamline the relocation process for military and civilian Families. Standard data elements (such as names, birthdates, child health records, etc.) should follow each Family to their new duty assignments and make the local CYS registration procedure faster and easier.

Importing and exporting data for relocating Families is part of the regular CYS in-and out-processing protocol. 

1. What services does CYS provide?

  • Full-day child care
  • Part-day preschool
  • Sports
  • Seasonal Camps            
  • SKIESUnlimited   
  • Open recreation for teens
  • Hourly care
  • Before/after-school programs

2. What can be provided as proof of eligibility?

Any of the following is an acceptable form for proof of eligibility. If the sponsor is the biological parent they may present a birth certificate. In addition, DEERS enrollment, a child’s ID card that proves legal guardianship and passports are acceptable documents.

3. Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

You may stop by Parent Central Services for personal assistance or make inquiries by email or phone. 

4. Where can I register?

To request care, visit www.militarychildcare.com. Contact Parent Central Services for additional information.

5. What do I need to register?

  • Government ID
  • Contact information
  • Two short-and long-term designees for emergency contacts
  • Shot records
  • Deployment orders (if applicable)
  • For on-base child care, an LES/pay voucher or student letter
  • CYS Registration packet

To request care, visit www.militarychildcare.com. Contact Parent Central Services for additional information.

6. What full-day or before/after-school child care is available?

We offer three viable child care options

  1. On-base child care centers
  2. Army School Age Programs in your Neighborhood

7. Will I get a Wait List number or an indication of how long will it be?

Your number won’t be provided because it’s not an accurate reflection of the time remaining. Every situation is dependent on a variety of factors such as individual priorities, PCS notices, and pending renovation projects.

8. How often must I register, and why?

Re-Registration must be completed annually. When you complete the annual registration, your child can participate in a wide variety of accredited programs and activities. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires the release of information annually and is associated with our health screening tool. The Department of Defense requires an annual fee contract.

9. When does my child need a sports physical?

Sports physicals are required annually and must be valid through the sports season. They are required for seasonal competitive sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, track, and field, etc., as well as the youth fitness program.

10. How often do I need to complete a health assessment for my child?

The health assessment is required 30 days from the date of registration. The health assessment is due every three years unless there are changes in your child’s medical condition before then.

11. Are immunizations required to register?

Yes. To prevent communicable diseases, CYS follows the Center for Disease Control’s immunization schedule (AR 608-10). All immunizations must be current.

12. What if my child needs special accommodations?

A special need is any medical condition and/or allergies identified and annotated by a doctor. It is identified through the completion of a health screening tool during registration. Every child will receive a recommended care plan based on the information presented from the Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team. 

13. Are there exceptions to fees based on total family income for special circumstances?

Yes. Commanders have the authority to grant hardship waivers and must consider the balance of Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) income and appropriated fund support as they approve waivers. Approved fees must be within fee categories.

14. Are there discounts for multiple children from the same family?

Installation Commanders may authorize up to 20% reduction of fees for additional children of the same family except for contractor employees in Category 9A, who are not eligible for multiple children discounts.

15. What is available to me if I am retired?

Sports, SKIESUnlimited classes. All other services are deemed Child Care. Retirees are allowed to use services on a space-available basis and when there are no other eligible users on the Wait List.

16. What types of programs and activities are offered for middle school students and teens?

  • Leadership activities
  • Girls & Guy talk
  • Sports clubs
  • How-to projects
  • Power Hours
  • Technology
  • Leisure activities and special events

17. What does the School Support Services Office do?

The School Liaison Officer works in conjunction with the Child and Youth Services Division and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. Through partnering with the local and military community, the School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts. 

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