Picatinny Arsenal Community
CHILD CARE AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
For a full list of youth services at Picatinny Arsenal, visit https://picatinny.armymwr.com/categories/cys-services.
Child Development Center
The arsenal’s four 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 arsenal’s centers, visit https://picatinny.armymwr.com/programs/childcare.
School Age Center
Army School Age Centers provide care before and after school and during school closures. Children have access to computer labs and can receive help on daily homework assignments. Programs are nationally accredited and utilize standard curriculum through formal partnerships with nationally recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Club of America.
In addition to before- and after-school care, Picatinny’s School Age Center at 3156 Schrader Road operates a full-day kindergarten program and junior and senior summer camp programs. Call 973-724-5555 or visit https://picatinny.armymwr.com/programs/school-age-center 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 on Blacksmith Road in Building 3228. For more information, call 973-724-4994 or visit https://picatinny.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer.
SKIESUnlimited stands for “School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” for the unlimited possibilities that this program provides children and youth. SKIESUnlimited offers extracurricular instructional classes for children of all ages. SKIESUnlimited is in Building 3228. For more information, call 973-724-4994 or visit https://picatinny.armymwr.com/programs/skies-unlimited.
Teen Center and Youth Services
The Teen Center and Youth Services, in Building 3228, provide activities for youth in grades 6-12. The Middle School Program is for grades 6-8. The Teen Program is for grades 9-12.
The youth program is open after school, during school closures and in the summer. Through formal partnerships with nationally recognized youth-serving organizations, such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, youth have access to programs, standardized curricula, special events, camps, scholarships and more. Computer labs, homework assistance and youth sponsorship programs are also available.
For more information on the center and its programs, call 973-724-7183 or visit https://picatinny.armymwr.com/programs/youth-services.
Youth sports and fitness programs provide team sports, individual sports, and fitness and health programs. 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 973-724-7892 or visit https://picatinny.armymwr.com/programs/youth-sports.