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F. E. Warren Youth Center
Open Recreation/Teen Centers
F.E. Warren Youth Center
F. E. Warren AFB, WY 82005
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.
This is a program to benefit families under stress from a PCS move. It is free to the military member and has been made available through the Air Force Aid Society and Family Child Care. AFAS will pay up to 20 hours of child care (per child) in certified FCC homes on base.
Families with PCS orders of all ranks are eligible to receive a Child Care for PCS Certificate from the Airman and Family Readiness Center for use within 60 days of departure or arrival. Contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center, 773-2216 for more info.
Family Child Care (FCC) offers an excellent alternative for parents who would like their children cared for in a home setting. Care is provided in military housing as well as off base. Caregivers are licensed by the 90th Mission Support Group Commander and must meet strict Air Force requirements.
Caregivers are required to complete a 40-hour orientation training class prior to licensing that includes CPR and First Aid certification, 15 Air Force standardized training modules, 24-hours of annual training and passing a comprehensive background check that includes family members.
FCC providers complete a monthly 17-page self assessment that ensures the safety, health and well-being of your child or children as well as receive monthly unannounced visits from the FCC Coordinator.
Providers offer daily activities that promote social, self, creative, physical and cognitive development. Your child or children will receive individualized attention in a small group setting that is warm, caring, nurturing and educational. Referral lists for in-home providers may be obtained from a variety of agencies on base such as the FCC, Child Development Center, A&FRC or Community Support.
FCC also offers Extended Duty Care, Missile Duty Care, Return Home Care, Air Force Aid PCS Care and Volunteer Care and serves as back-up for Give Parents a Break. Please call 307-773-3317 or DSN 312-481-3317 if you are interested in becoming a provider or for further information on these special programs. Consider giving FCC a try!
The CDC provides care and activities for full day children and hourly care based on local needs and capabilities. Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age to include military and DoD civilian parents may use the center. Programs offered include: hourly care, full-day weekly care, family child care homes and respite care. The installation has one CDC with a maximum capacity of 206. There are also licensed Family Child Care Homes and Missile Duty Providers. A School Age Program which serves children 6-12 is also located on the installation. The School Age Program provides before and after school and full-time summer camp.
The F.E. Warren CDC offers quality, affordable and conveniently located care. Their goal is to provide closely supervised play and developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Programs are available for the convenience of parents who need to be away from their children for short or long periods of time during the day.
Professional Child Development Center staff members are available to provide a safe and pleasant environment, as well as create a mental and physical developmental program which combines social and educational activities for your child.
The Child Development Center (CDC) receives unannounced inspections conducted by the Air Force Services Agency on an annual basis. The installation currently holds certification from DoD and is also accredited by the National Association of Early Childhood Programs. The CDC provides care and activities for hourly and full day children based on local needs and capabilities. Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age to include active duty military and DoD civilian parents may use the center according to Air Force Instruction 34-144.
Parents should visit Militarychildcare.com for more information. When space is available CDC staff will contact the parents for further records. If a child is placed on a waiting list, an email will be sent via MCC and the family has 2 business days to accept or decline. Parents need to reconfirm via website every 30 days after email notification is sent. In the event that a vacancy occurs the parents will be notified immediately via email first. Upon notification parents will need to provide child's immunization records and complete the AF Form 1181 patron registration form and proof of income.
Types of Care
The installation has one CDC with a maximum capacity of 206. There are also licensed Family Child Care Homes and Missile Duty Providers. A School Age Program which serves children 6-12 is also located on the installation. The School Age Program provides before and after school and full time summer camp.
Fees are based on total family income and are set according to uniform fee structure guidelines established by DoD and the Military Child Care Act of 1996. Parents are required to bring in proof of income.
There are no public preschool programs in the local community. There are private preschool programs available for a fee. For further information, contact the School Liaison Officer at 307-773-5943 or DSN 312-481-5943.
The Youth Center, Bldg 1755, has a variety of programs for the F. E. Warren AFB youth and is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club. Programs are available for Before and After School; Summer Day Camp; Pre-teen Open Recreation Program; Teen Center; Sports Programs; Religious Activities; and Youth Employment.
Youth Programs, located at the Youth Center, 1755 Piute Drive includes an accredited Before and After School and Summer Day Camp for ages 5-12, an Open Recreation Program for ages 9-12 and 13-18 on weekdays, and a diverse Sports Program. The Youth Center may be contacted by calling DSN 312-481-2564 or 307-773-2564 or go to their website to find out about programs and fees.
Give Parents a Break is a free child care program for active duty members with children ages 6 weeks to 11 years that are under unique stress. The program is available once per month in 4 hour blocks. You may request a referral from your squadron commander, first sergeant, chaplain, medical professional, Family Advocacy, Airman and Family Readiness Center or the Child Development Center.
Special Needs Children
Children with special needs are accommodated with approval by the base medical advisor. STRIDE Learning Center is a developmental preschool located in the City of Cheyenne and addresses the needs of children 3 - 5 years of age. Eligibility is determined through a developmental evaluation process which includes hearing and vision screenings. The CDC works closely with STRIDE professionals to ensure children are recognized and referred for screening. Services are conducted for those children identified at STRIDE or in some cases can be conducted on sight at the CDC.