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United States Army
Parent Central Services - CYS
Zama-shi, Kanagawa Ken Japan 228-8920
Programs and services are available at most installations for children up to age 12. Care may be provided in Child Development Centers, School Age Care Programs, and Family Child Care Homes. Please review the information to find out what programs and services are available at this installation. Please contact the Child and Youth Program point of contact at this installation if you require information, assistance or resources for child care in your local community.
Child & Youth Services
Parent Central Services is your first stop to register for Camp Zama’s Child and Youth Services, CDC (Child Development Center), SAC (School Age Center), Youth Center, and Youth Sports. Families wishing to enroll their children in any of the Child & Youth Services programs must first register at Parent Central Services. Registration is FREE and available to all eligible patrons. Camp Zama CDC and Sagamihara (SHA) CDC offer programs for children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. Phone: 011-81-46-407-4125, DSN 315-263-4125.
Parent Central Services: https://zama.armymwr.com/directory/69153
Youth Sports: https://zama.armymwr.com/programs/youth-sports-fitness
Zama & SHA Child Development Center: https://zama.armymwr.com/programs/child
For information regarding FCC, please contact the Parent Central Services director at Phone: 011-81-46-407-4125, DSN: 315263-4125.
There are two child development centers in the Camp Zama Community. Both Camp Zama CDC and Sagamihara (SHA) CDC are National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited programs. Children are cared for in a safe, warm and supportive environment.
Educational activities and programs are available for children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. Programs are designed to promote a positive self-image, develop fine and large muscle coordination, increase verbal communication, expand creative ideas, build self-help skills and problem-solving techniques, and to teach educational learning concepts through situational learning experiences and play.
Centers on Installation
Centers are conveniently located in two housing areas, Camp Zama and Sagamihara Housing Area. The Zama CDC is located in Building 691. The SHA CDC is located in Building S-107.
Both CDCs offer Hourly Care, Part Day (5-day) Preschool, Full Day Infant, Pre-toddler, Toddler, Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten (Strong Beginnings), and Before/ After Kindergarten program. The Strong Beginning's Program runs concurrent with the Arnn Elementary School Calendar. Children must be 4 years by September 1st and will attend Kindergarten the following school year to be able to participate. This program ends during the summer months. Hourly care reservations can be made 2 weeks in advance and is offered on a Space A basis only. Patrons should call the respective CDC at DSN: 315-263-4992 (Zama CDC) / 315-262-6273 (SHACDC) to make reservations. Hours of Operation -- CDC hours are from 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Hours of Operation -- CDC hours are from 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
School Age Care (SAC) supplements the school schedule with a wide variety of after school activities for youth from 1st grade through 6th grade. SAC is located at the Sagamihara Housing area, Building 121-01.
Hours of Operation -- Care is available Monday through Friday from 0530 - 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (School Days) and from 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (full day service when school breaks). Summer Camp is available from 5:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. during the summer.
Programs Offered -- SAC offers before school, after school, hourly care, full day on school-out days and summer camp programs.
Summer Camp is sold in weekly packages only and includes meals, snacks, high adventure activities, and weekly field trips.
We offer 4-H and Boys & Girls club of America clubs in the four service areas each week. We have a state of the art facility with a homework/computer lab, game room, performing arts room, art/science room and multipurpose room.
Contact the SAC Facility Director at DSN 315-267-6013/6066 for more information.
School Age Center: https://zama.armymwr.com/programs/school-age-center