Child and Youth Services (CYS)

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Facility Name Building DSN Number Commercial Number
Parent Central Services 6400 (315)757-2254 +82 (0)50-3357-2254
Child Development Center 5410 (315)756-1104 +82 (0)50-3356-8601
School Age Center 5230 (315)756-3001/3002 +82 (0)50-3356-3001 or +82 (0)50-3356-3002
School Support Services 6400 (315)757-2241 +82 (0)50-3357-2241
Youth Center 570 (315)753-8507 +82 (0)50-3353-8507
Youth Sports & Fitness 6400 (315)757-2246 +82 (0)50-3357-2246
CYS Instructional Programs 6317 (315)757-2253 +82 (0)50-3357-2253
Burke CYS SKIES Center 6317 (315)757-2253 +82 (0)50-3357-2253

 

USAG Humphreys Child and Youth Services (CYS) welcomes you into our community. It is our mission to provide affordable, high quality, age-appropriate recreational and learning programs that incorporate character building concepts through activities and social interactions for all children. When you enroll your children at USAG Humphreys, you begin new experiences and relationships. We have a responsibility to protect the health, safety and well-being of your child. Programs include:

  • Child Development Center

  • School Age Center
  • Middle School and Teen

  • Youth Services
  • School Liaison Support

  • CYS Instructional Programs
  • Youth Sports and Fitness
  • Before/after school care
  • Full, part-time or hourly child care
  • Camps

To enroll your child in CYS, please contact Parent Central Services to make an appointment.

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

Full Day/Part Day/Hourly Care

Ages 6 weeks-Kindergarten*

 CDCs are on-post child care centers that offer full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in nationally accredited environments.

Program Description
Full Day 5 to 12 hours per day. Services are offered to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old
Part Day Preschool 3 hour/day program with choice of 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days per week 
Before and After Kindergarten* Before and after school care provided for children attending Kindergarten. Full day care provided on school "out" days and during the summer following the Kindergarten school year
Hourly  Care Centers offer reserved and drop-off care on an hourly basis
Pre-Kindergarten/Strong Beginnings

Strong Beginnings is a 3 hour/day program 5 days per week that provides school readiness skills for children turning 4 years by August 1.

* In some communities, Kindergarten children may be located in the School Age Center

School Age Centers (SAC): Grades 1-5/6*

Army School Age Centers provide care during:

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

Children have access to computer labs and can receive help on daily homework assignments. Programs are nationally accredited and utilize standard curricula through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

* Depending on school configuration

Babysitter Referral Services

Looking for a Teen Babysitter? Looking to be a Teen Babysitter? CYS offers training following the 4-H babysitter curriculum in becoming a certified Teen Babysitter. Teen military family members in grades 7 and up who wish to 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

Stop by Parent Central Services or go back to the Register section to find out more information.

Alternative Child Care

CYS provides additional child care beyond the regular facility opening hours.

  • Kids On Site! (KOS) - On-site child care in a room adjacent to the parents attending unit meetings or events  

Kids On Site (KoS) KoS provides child care on site for your unit/organizational event at the location your event is being held. CYS will provide quality child care providers to watch children ages 6 weeks through 12 years on site. Your unit pays for this service through Parent Central Services. KoS is not available at all locations on post. For information, a quote or to schedule an event, contact Parent & Outreach Services.

  • Volunteer Child Care in a Unit Setting (VCCUS) - CYS can help units to train volunteers to provide child care for unit functions

Volunteer Child Care in Unit Settings (VCCUS) VCCUS is a volunteer-based childcare program that allows for on-site care during meetings and events organized by military units, Army Community Service (ACS) groups or Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Through VCCUS, Parent & Outreach Services will provide training to volunteers from the military unit or organization. The program is designed to allow the exchange of free and temporary childcare services during unit sessions when the demand is high or when child development center services are not available. Parents and guardians of children in VCCUS must be attending the same function and must remain at the site while their child is under volunteer care.

Units interested in the VCCUS program should contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information.

Parents' Night Out*

CYS offers parents a Friday or Saturday night out on the town for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide a snack and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.  

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Parents' Day Out*

CYS Services offers parents a day out on Friday or Saturday for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide meals and snacks and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.   

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Waiting List

If you are interested in full-day or part-day child care, please visit http://www.militarychildcare.com to be placed on the waiting list for care.

Military Child Care dot com is your portal for child care at installations around the world. Children can only be placed in child care after submitting a request for care through Military Child Care dot com.

MCC: Military Child Care

MilitaryChildCare.com is a Department of Defense (DoD) program that makes it easier to find the child and youth care your family needs. This website provides a single gateway for you to find comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. By improving and simplifying the child care search process, MilitaryChildCare.com helps you make informed decisions about your child care needs.

Just follow four simple steps on their website. It's that easy.

  1. Create Account: Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family. This simple step establishes your household profile, username, and password for the child care system, allowing you to take advantage of its many benefits for your family.
  2. Search and Request Care: Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your requests for care. MilitaryChildCare.com gives you access to a powerful search engine to locate facility-based or in-home child care options. Enter the search criteria that pertain to your family’s needs, and refine your search at any time. Select one or more options and then submit your requests for care. The program will contact you when space becomes available.
  3. Manage My Requests: You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world. Log onto MilitaryChildCare.com to review the status of your requests, change information related to your requests, and cancel requests that are no longer needed. Notifications will be delivered by email and to My Messages within the system to inform you about the status of your requests.
  4. Update My Profile: Keep your profile page up-to-date with important information. My Profile stores information entered during the create account process, including sponsor name, contact information, and child name and date of birth. Log onto MilitaryChildCare.com to update your profile at any time.

MilitaryChildCare.com Frequently Asked Questions (link)