SCHOOL AGE CARE (SAC)
School Age Centers (SAC) is the bridge between early child care and middle school & teen under the Child and Youth Services (CYS) umbrella of oversight and management. Our top priority is to bolster operations and increase availability of quality affordable services to families. We plan our program in cooperation with all CYS programs, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs, and all other community organizations that can support the health, safety, education, and welfare of children.
Fort Bliss SAC sites are nationally accredited by the National After School Association (NAA) formerly National School Age Care Alliance (NSACA). This accreditation assures parents of a commitment to responsive and loving care, trained and competent staff, a safe and healthy environment, and consistent program improvement and quality. We use Assessing School-Age Child Care Quality (ASQ) tools, a five-step process which guides us as we look at program quality so that we can develop important priorities. We involve the children, families, staff, and community in an open dialogue about the program. Together, we make changes which benefit the whole community. The ASQ process provides that “you”, administration, staff, families, children and the community members are the best people to make the changes that will improve the program.
There are three School Age Centers on Fort Bliss:
- Main SaC, Bldg.131 Doniphan Rd., Main Post, 915-568-7187/5544
- Logan SAC, Bldg. 3505, Ellerthorpe Rd., Logan Heights, 915-569-5779/5784
- MILAM SAC, Bldg. 11898, HAAN Rd., East Fort Bliss, 915-744-2274
SAC operates three before and after-school sites. We transport children to and from all schools that are either on post or adjacent to post. Working parents whose children do not attend the schools serviced by our programs in the EPISD can request a "Working Parent Transfer" to a listed school through Pupil Services at 6531 Boeing Drive. Children arriving after buses have departed become the parent's responsibility to transport to school. Please note that breakfast ends at 7:30 a.m.
School Age Care is located at the Youthplex. For further information please call 915-568-5689.
Registration is handled through an appointment system. Parent Central Services is at Bldg 1743 on Fort Bliss. Please call the registration desk at 568-4374 to make an appointment. Registration requires approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. You will need to show a valid military ID card, child's immunization record and current pay statement for all working family members. When you have completed all necessary paperwork (see below table) you will be issued a swipe card for full time care. You will be required to present this card whenever you use the center. The registration is good for one year and is transferable to other Army installations. If there are any changes to your file (ie change in employment, change of address, spouse employment) it is your responsibility to report these changes to the Parent Central Office immediately.
The Youthplex on main post, which houses the Middle School and Teen (MS&T) programs, has a game room with billiards, foosball, video and board games, computer lab, music room, lounge with big screen TV, a video library, teen patio and playground, arts and crafts activities, and a skateboard park. Also a full use gym for a variety of activities.
We are happy to welcome you and your youth into our MS&T program. It is the mission of Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services to provide a quality program that meets the needs of youths, parents, to support the military life style, promote character values and reduce conflicts between parental responsibilities and unit mission requirements.
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