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Child, Youth and School Services

Building 3443, Honest John Road
Child and Youth Central Enrollment (256) 876-3704

CYSS administrative offices at Building 1500 provide oversight for:

Parent Central Services
Building 3443 (256) 876-3704

Child Development Centers
Building 3145 (256) 876-7952
Buildings 5600/5601 (256) 842-5862

School Age Center
Building 3155 (256) 876-6595

Youth Center
Building 3148 (256) 876-5437

School Liaison Officer
Building 3443 (256) 842-9642

Youth Sports and Fitness
Building 3466 (256) 313-3699

SKIESUnlimited
Building 3153 (256) 876-6844

Child Care

The Army at Redstone Arsenal offers two Child Development Centers, all for the families of Redstone Arsenal. The centers provide a safe and nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks to
5 years old, and are staffed by competent, trained and nurturing child care providers. They offer full-day and hourly care for children in stimulating environments that use age-appropriate curriculum and activities to develop motor, cognitive, social, emotional, physical and creative skills through a balance of exploration and planned curriculum. Learning activities are designed to support the natural development of children and include individual, small-group and large-group experiences. In addition, the two Army-operated CDCs offer a “Parents Night Out” on the third Saturday of each month from 6 to 11 p.m.

The Army CDCs are open to children of active-duty military, DoD civilians and contractors, activated Reservists and full-time National Guard. Monthly tuition fees are based on a sliding scale of six income categories. Income categories are based on Total Family Income and are standardized throughout the Department of Defense.

Child Development Centers

Goss Road Child Development Center
Building 3145, Goss Road (256) 876-7952
Monday through Friday, 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Full-day and hourly care is provided for children ages 6 weeks through pre-school.

Mills Road Child Development Center
Building 5600 and 5601
Mills Road (256) 842-5862
Monday through Friday, 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Full-day care for children ages 6 weeks through pre-school. After-school kindergarten care is also available.

All Child Development Centers on Redstone Arsenal provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. Curriculum and age-appropriate activities promote the social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive growth of your child. All programs are staffed with competent, trained and nurturing staff. Also, the two Army-operated CDCs offer a “Parents Night Out” on the third Saturday of each month from 6 to 11 p.m.

School Aged Children Information

Children entering kindergarten or first grade must have a certified copy of a birth certificate and a Social Security Card. Also, all children entering the Huntsville public schools for the first time must have an Alabama immunization certificate (Blue Card). Military shot records will not be accepted. The certificate can be obtained at the Arsenal medical facility, from private physicians in Huntsville or from the Health Department. The certificate will remain in the child’s folder, which will follow the child from school to school.Redstone-Garrison provides a School Liaison Services officer who can assist parents and children with becoming familiar and integrated in the local school systems.

Schools Serving Redstone Arsenal

Children living on Redstone Arsenal attend schools in Huntsville. Huntsville City Schools provides transportation to Williams Elementary and Middle Schools, Columbia High School, the Academy for Academics and Arts, and the Academy for Science and Foreign Language. Additionally, Child, Youth and School Services provides busing to several city and county schools for children enrolled in its after-school programs. Special accommodations are available for disabled students.

Parent Central Services
Building 3443
Honest John Road (256) 876-3704

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children wishing to participate in any of the Child and Youth Services programs must register in the central registration system. Registration is free for all Child and Youth Services patrons.

School Age Center
Myra M. Garriott School Age Center
Building 3155
Youth Center Road (256) 876-6595

Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 6 p.m. (school year); Monday through Friday, 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. (school breaks and summer vacation).

The Myra M. Garriott School Age Center (SAC) Program is designed to accommodate children in grades one through five with after-school care and school breaks. SAC encourages physical, emotional and social development through the following service areas: sports, fitness and health options, life skills, citizenship and leadership opportunities, art, leisure and recreation activities and mentoring, intervention and support.

Youth Center
Building 3148
Youth Center Road (256) 876-5437

Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 6 p.m. (school year); Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (school breaks and summer vacation).

The Youth Center provides a safe and healthy environment with recreational and educational programs for middle school and teen youth in grades six through 12.

School Liaison Officer
Building 3443
Honest John Road (256) 842-9642

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The School Liaison Officer is the primary link between military-connected family children and the local school system. The mission is to help you find the resources you need to make informed decisions regarding your child’s education.

Child and Youth Services Sports and Fitness
Building 3443
Honest John Road (256) 876-3704/313-3699

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CYSS Sports and Fitness offers a variety of activities for ages 3 to 17. CYSS Sports and Fitness offers seasonal team sports leagues such as basketball, baseball/softball, NFL flag football, soccer, tennis and golf. Individual sports are also offered: golf and competitive swimming. CYSS Sports and Fitness also offers the Start Smart Sports Development Program for children ages 3 to 7. Start Smart Sports include basketball, baseball, soccer, golf and tennis.

Child and Youth Services SKIESUnlimited
Building 3155
Youth Center Road (256) 876-6844

SKIESUnlimited offers instructional classes for children ages 2 to 19. Classes offered are driver’s education, art, dance, martial arts, guitar, piano, drum line and SAT prep. Please contact the SKIES Director at (256) 876-6844 for additional information. No affiliation with Redstone Arsenal is needed to participate in this program. It is open to the public.

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