CHILD CARE AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
Child Development Centers at Fort Polk offer care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Full-time care, hourly care and preschool programs are available, as well as before- and after-school care. There are five centers at Fort Polk. Fees are based on total family income.
Family Child Care providers offer child care for children ages 4 weeks to 12 years old in small, family environments. FCC is also available for extended (mission-related) care.
For more information on the centers, visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/cys-services.
School Age Center
The School Age Center, at 6125 University Parkway in Building 260, provides care for grades 1-5 before and after school, during school closures, and during holiday and seasonal breaks. 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. For ages 6 to 18, the EDGE! program offers out-of-school opportunities for children and youth to experience, develop, grow and excel by participating in cutting-edge art, fitness, life skills and adventure activities.
For more information on Fort Polk’s School Age Center, call 337-531-2149 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/school-age-services.
A school liaison officer connects military families and private and public schools. The school liaison office provides support to service members during all stages of transition and deployment to ensure children receive every opportunity for quality education.
The School Support Services office is at 6880 Radio Road, Building 400. For more information, call 337-531-9481 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/school-liaison-officer.
Middle School and Teen Youth Services
Youth Services offers an after-school program for middle and high school youth. Transportation is provided from the local schools to the center at 5538 University Parkway on regular days as well as half days. The program is staffed with well-trained and caring youth professionals. The safe and supervised setting provides freedom for a variety of activity choices, homework assistance, a computer lab, and structured computer and program skill classes.
Boys & Girls Club and 4-H clubs, projects, activities and curriculums are used as the foundation of the youth development program. Activities such as photography, digital arts, drama, cooking, individual and team sports, fitness and nutrition are a few of the many diverse offerings during the course of the school year.
For more information, call 337-531-1992 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/youth-services.
Youth Sports and Fitness Program
Sports and fitness programs at Fort Polk provide team sports, individual sports, and fitness and health programs, as well as programming at Child Development Centers and School Age and Youth Programs. Preregistration and a sports-specific physical are required for sports and fitness programs. For more information, call 337-531-6004 or visit https://polk.armymwr.com/us/polk/programs/youth-sports.