Childcare

CDC. Bldg. 148

Monday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Full Day Care 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hourly Care 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Same day, space available.)

Contact

131 Leonard Neal St.
Bldg. 148

Tel:
+1 (912)315-1067

Military DSN Tel:
(312)729-1067

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CDC Bldg. 8807

Monday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Full Day Care 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hourly Care 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Same day, space available.)
Before & After Pre-K 5:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pre-K 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Contact

2597 S. Perimeter Rd.
Bldg. 8807

Tel:
+1 (912)315-9018 or +1 (912)315-9032

Military DSN Tel:
(312)729-9018

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CYS Pre-K Program

Annual Pre-K Lottery Drawing is held on the first Thursday in April. The initial available spaces are filled from the applicants selected in the initial lottery drawing. Applicants who register on or after the drawing day are placed on the waiting list in order of registration.

The CYS Pre-Kindergarten Program is funded entirely by the Georgia State Lottery and is considered to be one of the finest educational programs in the nation.Hunter Army Airfield CYS on-post program currently offers 4 classrooms: a maximum of 22 spaces per class. Because there is always more children seeking spaces in Prekindergarten than there are spaces available,  a lottery process is the fairest method of filling our classes. 

  • Students must be four years of age on or before the year attending- NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Sponsor must be DoD I.D. cardholder (Active Duty or DoD Civilian/Contractor assigned to installation)
  • The program is voluntary; daily student attendance is required!
  • The core instructional program is free of charge.
  • Before and After School on site care is available (at the parent’s expense).
  • All children must be registered with Child & Youth Services to participate in the Fort Stewart CYS Pre-K program.

Required documents:

  •   Original Birth Certificate
  •   Proof of Eligibility (DoD  I.D. Card)
  •   CYS Pre-K Application

Additional forms are required for registering with CYS Services. Families will be notified if their child’s name was drawn in the lottery process. All children not chosen will be placed on a waiting list until spaces become available.

Hourly Care Program (CDC Only)

Hourly reservations for CDC's can be scheduled in person, by phone and online at WebTrac for registered CYS members. Reservations may be made up to three weeks in advance, but are not to exceed 25 hours in one week. If reservations must be cancelled, please call no later than 8:00 am the day of the reservation or two hours before start of requested care. Patrons may make/cancel reservations online 24 hours prior to the day of the reservation.

In an effort to provide quality service to all of our patrons, all CYS child care policies must be enforced by each program. Patrons are responsible for any charges incurred with requested hourly care. A “No-Show” fee will be assessed to any household who is late or does not show for their reserved time for care. Repeat “No-Shows” will be reported to the CYS Coordinator. Payment for all hourly care services is due at the time of service.

The cost for hourly care is $4 per hour, charged at 30-minute increments. A minimum of one-hour ($4) is charged for hourly care. In order to accommodate the current demand for hourly care, children must be picked up promptly at their scheduled reservation time. If you are running late for your pick up time, please call the facility to ensure space is available for your child to remain at the center. Children who remain in care after their scheduled time or after close of business will be assessed a late pickup fee of $1 per minute. After 15 minutes, an additional fee of $5 will be charged to the household for each child remaining in care (total of $20 late fee + hourly care fees are due at pickup). Patrons are charged at a rate of $5 an hour for care provided past the scheduled pickup time. Meals and Snacks will be provided at scheduled times.

Child Development Center (CDC): 6 weeks - 5 years (Kindergarten)

Full Day/Part Day/Hourly Care

Ages 6 weeks-Kindergarten*

 CDCs are on-post child care centers that offer full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in nationally accredited environments.

Program Description
Full Day 5 to 12 hours per day. Services are offered to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old
Part Day Preschool 3 hour/day program with choice of 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days per week 
Before and After Kindergarten* Before and after school care provided for children attending Kindergarten. Full day care provided on school "out" days and during the summer following the Kindergarten school year
Hourly  Care
Centers offer reserved and drop-off care on an hourly basis
Pre-Kindergarten/Strong Beginnings

Strong Beginnings is a 3 hour/day program 5 days per week that provides school readiness skills for children turning 4 years by 1 September.

* In some communities, Kindergarten children may be located in the School Age Center

School Age Centers (SAC): Grades 1-5/6*

Army School Age Centers provide care during:

  • Before school and after school
  • School closures
  • Seasonal and holiday school breaks
  • Summer Camp
  • Hourly Care

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 (BGCA).

* Depending on school configuration

Babysitter Referral Services

Looking for a Teen Babysitter? Looking to be a Teen Babysitter? CYS offers training following the 4-H babysitter curriculum in becoming a certified Teen Babysitter. Teen military family members in grades 7 and up who wish to to expand and market themselves for babysitting jobs can be placed on the babysitter's referral list with parent permission.

Military parents needing babysitters must complete a request form located at Parent Central Services. Once parents complete the required form, they will receive a list of babysitter information based on specified requirements (location, availability, etc). After receiving a list of babysitters, parents can make arrangements directly with the babysitter. All arrangements and fees for care are between the parent and babysitter.

CYS offers Babysitting Referral Services for registered families. Babysitters on the referral list are 13 years or older, have certification in First Aid and CPR, and are trained in: 

  • Developmentally appropriate play
  • Recognition of child abuse/neglect
  • Emergency procedures and interviewing

Stop by Parent Central Services or go back to the Register section to find out more information.

Alternative Child Care

CYS provides additional child care beyond the regular facility opening hours.

  • Kids On Site! (KOS) - On-site child care in a room adjacent to the parents attending unit meetings or events  

Kids On Site (KoS) KoS provides child care on site for your unit/organizational event at the location your event is being held. CYS will provide quality child care providers to watch children ages 6 weeks through 12 years on site. Your unit pays for this service through Parent Central Services. KoS is not available at all locations on post. For information, a quote or to schedule an event, contact Parent & Outreach Services.

  • Volunteer Child Care in a Unit Setting (VCCUS) - CYS can help units to train volunteers to provide child care for unit functions

Volunteer Child Care in Unit Settings (VCCUS) VCCUS is a volunteer-based childcare program that allows for on-site care during meetings and events organized by military units, Army Community Service (ACS) groups or Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Through VCCUS, Parent & Outreach Services will provide training to volunteers from the military unit or organization. The program is designed to allow the exchange of free and temporary childcare services during unit sessions when the demand is high or when child development center services are not available. Parents and guardians of children in VCCUS must be attending the same function and must remain at the site while their child is under volunteer care.

Units interested in the VCCUS program should contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information.

Parents' Night Out*

CYS offers parents a Friday or Saturday night out on the town for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide a snack and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.  

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Parents' Day Out*

CYS Services offers parents a day out on Friday or Saturday for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide meals and snacks and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.   

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Waiting List

If you are interested in full-day or part-day child care, please visit http://www.militarychildcare.com to be placed on the waiting list for care.

Military Child Care dot com is your portal for child care at installations around the world. Children can only be placed in child care after submitting a request for care through Military Child Care dot com.