Child & Youth Services (CYS) creates a seamless delivery system for children and youth from 4 weeks through 18 years of age. The division is made up of a center-based system, quarters-based system, and Parent and Outreach Services.
There are three Child Development Centers (CDCs) on the Garrison.
- CDC-615 is on Replacement Avenue (across from the Soldier for Life Center). This facility is a state-of-the-art, expertly staffed, well-equipped, nationally accredited and Department of Defense (DOD) certified center. CDC-615 accommodates full day care, part day preschool and Strong Beginnings pre-K. The operational hours for this facility are 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays however some programs located within the facility are different.
- CDC-408 is located on Headquarters Avenue is an additional state-of-the-art facility that opened in November 2013. CDC-408 is expertly staffed, well-equipped, nationally accredited and DOD-certified. CDC-408 accommodates full day care from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. CDC-408 accommodates full day care, part day preschool and Strong Beginnings pre-K. The operational hours for this facility are 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays however some programs located within the facility are different.
- CDC-614 on Replacement Avenue is an additional state-of-the-art facility that opened in November 2013. CDC-614 is an expertly staffed, well-equipped, nationally accredited and DOD certified center. CDC-614 accommodates hourly care program for ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten. Hourly care reservations can be made from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Family Child Care (FCC), a quarters-based system, is also available. FCC provides in-home care by certified adult family members occupying authorized government quarters as a child care option for parents seeking a small group setting. The program offers full day, part day and hourly care. It also offers extended hours care that includes early morning, evening and weekend care. CYS certifies all FCC providers.
The School-Age Center (SAC) is a state-of-the-art, expertly staffed, well-equipped, nationally accredited and DOD-certified center. SAC offers a before and after school program during the school year and a full day program during summer months and on non-school days. The program is open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for children from Kindergarten through fifth grade in the summer and on non-school days. SAC offers many opportunities to include a computer lab, homework lab and various 4-H clubs.
SKIESUnlimited offers instructional programs for children and youth ranging in age from 4 weeks to 18 years. Through SKIESUnlimited, children and youth have equal access to opportunities to expand their knowledge, find inspiration, and explore and acquire new skills. Call 573-596-0238/0421 for more information, or drop by CYS Parent Central Services office inside Building 470, Suite 1126, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Middle School/Teen Program is located in Building 9625 on Young Street for sixth- through eighth-graders. The Teen Program gives teens a place to call their own. The Teen Program is open to military and civilian family members in ninth through 12th grades. The Middle School Program is open to military and civilian family members in sixth through eighth grades. A full range of youth social and educational activities are offered, including youth trips, theme dances, parties and adventure day camps. The Middle School/Teen Program has an active partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Clubs of America. For more information, call 573-596-0209.
Fort Leonard Wood’s Youth Sports and Fitness Program offers both individual and team activities and involves not only Fort Leonard Wood teams but also surrounding community teams.
Parent and Outreach Services (POS) expand the CYS programs and offer a wide variety of services. POS includes the School Liaison Specialist (SLS) who supports command interests regarding policy, funding and facilities with the Waynesville R-VI School District and 10 other districts in the surrounding area. The SLS serves as the subject matter expert on school transition issues. The SLS is the “point person” for facilitating the delivery of quality school transition and education support services with all school districts serving the youth of Fort Leonard Wood.
Kids On Site (KOS) offers on-site hourly group child care within the same building where the parents or guardians are attending the same on-post function. Sites for KOS sessions must be approved in advance. All children attending KOS sessions must be registered at CYS Parent Central Services.
Volunteer Childcare in the Unit Setting (VCCUS) is free child care provided by the family members in one military unit or organization for family members in another military unit or organization in exchange for similar services at a future, mutually agreed upon time. Unit child care volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and must attend CYS training prior to providing care. There must be a minimum of two volunteers at each session.
POS also offer resource and referrals to assist parents in locating off-post child care, as well as teenage baby sitter training that provides training for baby sitters age 13 and up and provides a referral list to prospective parents looking for baby-sitting services.
Parent Central Services is your first stop in the CYS process and is the central point of enrollment. All necessary paperwork will be completed at the time of registration. Up-to-date immunization records, the child’s Social Security number and emergency contact information are required at the time of registration.
Enrollment information for all CYS programs is available online at https://leonardwood.armymwr.com or at the Parent Central Services Office, in the Soldier For Life Center, Room 1126, Building 470, 13486 Replacement Ave., or by calling 573-596-0238/0421.
For more information on Child and Youth Services (CYS), please call 573-596-0238/0421.