CHILD CARE AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
For a full list of youth services at Carlisle Barracks, visit www.carlislemwr.com.
Child Development Centers
The post’s two Child Development Centers provide full-time and hourly care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The CDC’s caring, knowledgeable professionals plan developmentally appropriate programs that are responsive to the unique needs, abilities and interests of your children. Fees are based on total family income. For more information on the post’s centers, visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/moore-cdc or www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/tieman-cdc-letterkenny.
Family Child Care
Family Child Care homes offer child care services in a home environment. Typically, FCC homes can provide hours of operation that are more flexible than those at the CDCs. The FCC program also offers an opportunity for spouses to contribute to the family income while caring for their own children. All caregivers must meet rigid training, health and safety standards, and are subject to unannounced inspections. For more information, visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/family-child-care.
Middle School and Teen Program
The Carlisle Barracks Middle School & Teen program serves youth in grades 6 through 12 by fusing education and recreation through clubs, events and sports. The program partners with the Boys & Girls Club of America, 4-H and Character Counts. The activities and events offered by the MST program focus on the following basic service areas:
- Sports, fitness and health.
- Life skills, citizenship and leadership.
- Arts, recreation and leisure.
- Mentoring, intervention and academic support.
The program held is in the McConnell Youth Center at 459 Bouquet Road, which features a rock climbing wall, a full-size gymnasium with basketball courts, an outdoor recreation area, a video game room, an art room, a technology lab and more. For more information, call 717-245-4555 or visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/middle-school-teens.
School Age Center
The Carlisle Barracks School Age Center provides care before and after school and during school closures for children in grades K-5. Programs and resources include a wide range of physical activities, arts and crafts, homework assistance, a computer lab, character building, 4-H and Boys & Girls Club of America activities, field trips, summer camp and more. The center is at 459 Bouquet Road. Call 717-245-4555 or visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/school-age-care for more information.
School Support Services
School Support Services provides Army school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources and information necessary to achieve academic success. School Support Services is home to the School Liaison Office, where school liaison officers help deliver the best educational resources and information for your children. School liaison officers specialize in education transitions, and make sure incoming and exiting families have information about local schools, graduation requirements, after-school services and programs, youth sponsorship programs and home schooling.
School Support Services is at 459 Bouquet Road. For more information, call 717-245-4555/4638 or visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/school-liaison-local-school-info.
Study Strong provides 24/7 online tutoring for Army-affiliated students. After registering online, students are connected to a tutor in an online classroom. Online classrooms use controlled chat and an interactive white board. Students can send computer files, such as essays, to the tutor for review and assistance. Educational support is available for kindergarten through 12th grade and college prep. Preparations for career transitions, writing resumes and studying for exams are available for adults.
Tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors or graduate school students from across the country who have been hired by Tutor.com, the provider of the Live Homework Help program. Tutors with expertise in math (including algebra, geometry and calculus), science (including earth science, biology, chemistry and physics), social studies and English composition are available. Visit www.myarmyonesource.com/ChildYouthandSchoolServices/CYSServicesOnlineTutoring for more information.
Youth Sports and Fitness
Youth sports and fitness programs for children ages 3-18 are available at Carlisle Barracks. Coaches are trained and certified by the National Alliance of Youth Sports. Registration and annual sports physicals are required for participation. For more information, call 717-245-3354 or visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/youth-sports-fitness.