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United States Army
CYS Parent Central Services (Registration and Referral)
6880 Marchant Avenue
Fort Benning, GA 31905
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.
Welcome to Fort Benning Child Youth Services! In order to participate in any CYS programs, your child must have current and complete registration. Below you will find a list of all the documents needed to complete your child's registration:
Parent Central is located at Building 104 on Marchant Avenue and is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are strongly recommended.Parent Central Services observes all post Training and Federal Holidays.
For more information call us at 706-545-2079 where you can get more information on programs and services, as well as, registration forms and even pre-register with CYS online.If you are registered with CYS on another installation don’t forget to have your file exported before you PCS.When you arrive at your new duty station your CYS file will be waiting on you at Parent Central!
Full-Day Care Centers - for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old - Main Post CDC, 1st Division CDC, Sante Fe CDC. Indianhead CDC and McGraw CDC. Full-day Care is designed for parents who need childcare services for their children on a regular basis.
Hourly Care -- Care provided on an irregular (drop-in) basis. Reservations are required and can be made up to three weeks in advance. Hourly care is currently offered at the Child Youth Service Satellite Center.
In our Family Child Care (FCC) Program care is provided by a CYS trained and certified adult family member who operates their child care as a home based business. FCC homes are operated on the installation to meet the needs of our dispersed Fort Benning population. Parents are given the opportunity to interview, do a home visit and ultimately select their own FCC provider. Certified homes are monitored for health, safety, and quality of service by Army and CYS Proponents and meet the criterion for the USDA Food Program. Family child care offers a home setting with a small number of children in each home to suit the needs and preferences of some Families. In addition, Family Child Care can offer some flexibility by remaining open for extended hourly care, long term and drop-in service accept infants as young as 4 weeks of age. Just another quality child care option offered for Fort Benning Families.
School Age Center offers supervised daily activities for children K-5th grade before and after regular school hours. Transportation to and from on-post elementary schools is included with enrollment. Programs are also offered during all school holidays and breaks. Our summer Camp Courage is very popular and fills up fast…many great activities and field trips are provided at a single weekly cost to the Family.