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Child, Youth  and School Services - Family and MWR

Child, Youth  and School Services provides a seamless delivery service for youth 0-18 years of age through a variety of programs and services that promote growth and development. Programs and services include: child liaison, education and outreach services, school liaison services, Child Development Centers, School Age Centers, Youth Services, Family Child Care, youth sports and instructional programs.

Child Development Centers serve children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Programs include full-day, part-day, Georgia prekindergarten and hourly care. There are currently four CDCs serving Stewart and three serving Hunter.

CYSS Parent Central Services is currently in Building 438, Hero Road at Fort Stewart, 912-767-2312. At Hunter, the registration office is in Building 1286, Haley Avenue, 912-315-5425. Detailed information about CYSS and its online services can be found at the Family and MWR website at www.stewartmwr.com. Click on Child and Youth Services on the left-hand side of the page.

Family Child Care serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years old and provides full- and part-day care, hourly care, extended hours care and emergency care. FCC homes can be found throughout the installations. Military spouses who live on the installation are trained to care for children in their own quarters. This is an alternative to center-based program care for parents who want a small-group, home-type atmosphere. It also provides an option for the single parent or dual military couples needing extended care during field exercises or deployment.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served daily and must be in compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional requirements.

Unique to Fort Stewart are two Child Development Centers which house the Georgia pre-K program and before- and after-school care for participants. A lottery is conducted every April for parents to get their children enrolled in slots. All children entering prekindergarten must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 of the year attending. Building 403 offers programs for before- and after-school care for on-post kindergarteners.

At Hunter Army Airfield, the Child Development Center at Building 8807 houses both the Georgia pre-K program and before- and after-school care for kindergartners. The hourly care program provides child care for parents who need service on an intermittent basis.

All children must have a complete registration packet, available at the one-stop registration offices, which includes an up-to-date immunization record. All children enrolling in sports programs must have a current physical before they can participate. Children/youth may also register for instructional programs such as dance, piano, taekwondo, gymnastics and more at the Central Registration offices. For more information on these programs call Fort Stewart at 912-767-2312 or Hunter at 912-315-5425.

A School Liaison Officer is located at each installation. The School Liaison Officer can be reached at 912-767-6533 at Fort Stewart and 912-315-6586 at Hunter Army Airfield. The SLO is there to assist families and children when transitioning from one school system to another by providing information on local schools, assisting parents with special education needs/issues, and providing transition support.

All Soldiers accompanied by family members ages 0-18 years are required to in- and out-process through the CYSS Parent Central Services Office. For more information on CYSS programs, please contact the registration offices at 912-767-2312, Fort Stewart, and at 912-315-5425, Hunter Army Airfield.

School Age Centers - Family and MWR

SAC offers a wide variety of activities for grades 1-5. The School Age Center at Fort Stewart is housed in Building 7160 on Austin Road near Brittin Elementary School, and at Building 8805 on South Perimeter Road, Hunter Army Airfield. Before- and after-school care, winter, spring and summer camps, and occasional user care are offered at these facilities.

Programming includes 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America clubs and activities. The center has a homework center and computer lab with instructor for youth attending the program. This program also provides for small-charge instructional classes like, dance, tutoring, etc.

Middle School / Teen Program

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have a free Middle School/Teen Program for youth 12-15 years of age. Older teens (ages 16-18) participate in the Teen Program. The program at Fort Stewart is housed in the Fort Stewart Youth Center, Building 5655, Mindoro Loop. The program at Hunter is in Building 8805. Both facilities offer a state-of-the-art experience with a gymnasium, multipurpose room, homework/computer center and game rooms. A variety of programs are offered such as teen lock-ins with other installations, Teen Council, Character Counts!, 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs. The youth are actively involved in the community through youth center programs and projects such as Habitat for Humanity.

For more information on the MS/T program and Youth Services, please call 912-767-4491 at Fort Stewart and 912-315-9781 at Hunter Army Airfield.

Youth Sports - Family and MWR

Youth sports programs include basketball, cheerleading, spring soccer, track and field, baseball, T-Ball, football and fall soccer. The Fort Stewart Youth Sports Program is conducted with emphasis on safety, participation, fun and good sportsmanship. All teams are coached by volunteer coaches who must be certified under the National Youth Sports Coaches Association before coaching. All participants will be furnished with a basic uniform, evaluated, assigned to a team and guaranteed a specific amount of playing time.

Team sports and fitness/nutrition programs are designed to provide the opportunity to participate and develop fundamental skills and grow in an atmosphere of sportsmanship, citizenship and team work. There are fees for team and individual sports. Discounts are offered for volunteer coaches with children participating in any CYSS sport in the same season/same sport. For more information, call 912-767-9270/4371.




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