By MyBaseGuide Staff Member

Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services 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.

The Child Development Center (CDC) located in Building 615 on Replacement Avenue (across from the Community Service Center) is a state-of-the-art, expertly staffed, well-equipped, nationally accredited and Department of Defense-certified center. The CDC accommodates full-day care, part-day preschool, Strong Beginnings Pre-K, before- and after-kindergarten care, full-day kindergarten care in the summer, and hourly care for children until they enter kindergarten. Full-day care is available 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

The CDC located in Building 408 on Headquarters Avenue is an additional state-of-the-art facility that opened in November 2013. The CDC 408 is expertly staffed, well-equipped and DOD-certified. The CDC 408 accommodates full-day care from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The CDC 408 offers a part-day preschool program that is designed for children ages 3 to 5. Full-day care is available 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

The CDC located in Building 614 on Replacement Avenue is an up-to-date hourly care facility that is expertly staffed, well-equipped and DOD-certified. CDC 614 accommodates an 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.

The part-day preschool program offers a three-day afternoon session.

The hourly care program offers care by reservations 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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. Child Development Services certifies all FCC providers.

School-Age Center (SAC) is a state-of-the-art, expertly staffed, well-equipped, nationally accredited and DOD-certified center. SAS offers a before- and after-school program during the school year and a full-day program during summer months and on nonschool days. The program is open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for children from first through fifth grade. SAC offers many opportunities to include a computer lab, enrichment center (homework lab) and various 4-H clubs.

SKIESUnlimited offers instructional programs for children and youth ranging from 4 weeks to 18 years old. Through SKIESUnlimited, children and youth have equal access to opportunities to expand their knowledge, find inspiration, explore and acquire new skills. Call 573-596-0238/0421 for more information, or drop by CYS Services Parent Central Services office located inside Building 470, Suite 1126, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Middle School/Teen Program is located in the Pippin Youth Center, Building 9625, on Young St. 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. 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 expand the CYS Services programs and offer a wide variety of services. Parent and Outreach Services include the school liaison officer (SLO), who directly supports command interests regarding policy, funding and facilities with the Waynesville R-VI School District and 10 other districts in the surrounding area. The SLO serves as the subject matter expert (SME) on school transition issues. The SLO 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 the 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 Services training prior to providing care. There must be a minimum of two volunteers at each session.

Parenting and Outreach Services 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 Services 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 Services programs is available online at www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com or at the Parent Central Services Office, in the Community Service Center, Room 1126, Building 470, Replacement Avenue, or by calling 573-596-0238/0421.

For more information on Child, Youth and School Services, please call 573-596-0200.





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