- CYS Training Days and Mission Related Duty Child Care Days (2023 Closures)
Child and Youth Services allows for program closures in an effort to support unit mission requirements and training. All CYS facilities will be closed on the following days:
- Friday, May 26, 2023
- Friday, September 1, 2023
CYS will require a Mission Related Duty Child Care Form for the following training holidays:
- Wednesday, July 5, 2023
- Friday, November 24, 2023
To provide quality childcare that promotes an environment that is nurturing, loving, trusting, secure, safe, healthy and positive.
We strive to meet each child’s social, emotional and intellectual needs to instill in each child a feeling of competence and positive self-concept. We value and support our staff through staff development and continuing education so they become even better equipped to support the individual needs of children.
- Children 6 weeks to 5 years of Active-Duty personnel, DoD civilians and DoD contractors may use services.
- Children do not need to be command sponsored to enroll in Korea.
- All children must be eligible to receive regular medical treatment at a US Medical Facility (i.e. Humphreys Medical Clinic).
- Emergency contacts must have access to the base.
- Priority is given to single and dual military/DA civilians, then to the military member/DA civilian with a working spouse then to all other eligible categories.
We do not provide care to Korean military, KN employees, bank employees or AAFES employees unless bank or AAFES employee is a spouse of an active duty military or DoD civilian.
- REGISTRATION AND FEES
Parent Central Services is the central point of contact for registration and participation in all CYS Services.
The Parent Central staff is here to assist you in placing your child in the location and facility that best meets the needs of you and your child. Our office can provide you with information, resources and support to help you make a well-informed child care decision.
To register your child for any of our child care options, you must complete and submit a registration packet. You can find registration information on the Parent Central Services Registration Page.
- TRAINING AND CURRICULUM
Each CYS program has a Training and Curriculum Specialist (TACS) who assists in ensuring that our curriculum is both developmentally appropriate and provides children the opportunity to build upon their skills.
Each TACS is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive training program for CYS employees and parents. The TACS also monitors the execution of the program requirements, assesses the quality of the environment and the quality of the program, acts as a role-model for developmentally appropriate practices, and works cohesively with the our Facility Director.
We are currently utilizing the Creative Curriculum in our classrooms. To learn more, please visit the Creative Curriculum.
Our center was last accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in January 2017 and will last until January 2021. Accreditation is a nationally recognized credential for a developmental appropriate early childhood program and is assessed in 5-year intervals.
This credential recognizes programs that provide high quality care and education for young children. The purpose of becoming accredited is to continue to learn and improve the quality of our programs for young children.
Our ratios are as follows:
- Infants 1:4
- Pre-toddlers 1:5
- Toddlers 1:7
- Preschool 1:10
- CYS HUMPHREYS PARENT HANDBOOK
If you have any questions about the Humphreys CYS program, you can reference our Parent Handbook below.
- CYS PRIORITY UPDATE
Note: The file below may not be viewable on government systems. Please use a commercial network to view the booklet.
Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years old
This facility serves as overflow for the COL Dean Hess Child Development Center.
Our specialized and trained staff have a strong educational foundation for early childhood practices and theories. Our staff ensures all children receive the proper nurturing, respect and social interaction skills, regardless of family background, race, gender or culture. We give our children the opportunity to make friends, to explore and to experiment through a variety of play activities.