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United States Army
Child & Youth Services Parent Central Services
Fort Hood, TX 76544
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.
Five Child Development Centers on Fort Hood; offer childcare for children six (6) weeks to five (5) years of age. Programs include full day care, hourly care, and Before & After School care for children in pre-K. Family Child Care (FCC) homes can provide care for children four (4) weeks to 12 years of age. To request childcare, go to MilitaryChildCare.com. Please note that you must still register your child with Child & Youth Services prior to placement. Call 254-287-8029 /254-288-7155.
The FCC program includes military spouses who are Army certified to provide full-day, part-day, hourly, evening, weekend, respite care, special needs, and long-term child care in their homes on the installation. FCC Providers offer programs for children four (4) weeks - 12 years of age. FCC has the advantage of low child to adult ratios, flexible hours, and Family settings. Standardized FCC fees are set at a 15% reduced rate from CDC/SAC fees. All FCC providers are involved in an extensive training program, home monitoring, and annual requirements in order to become and remain certified. If you are interested in this program or becoming an FCC Provider, contact the FCC office at 254-288-3190.
These facilities generally offer child care for children ages six weeks through kindergarten. Care is available weekdays. CDCs vary in size; the average CDC cares for about 200 children.All Fort Hood CDCs are accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); a distinction received by less than 10% of all day care centers across the nation.
Eligible patrons include Active Duty military personnel, DoD Civilian Personnel paid from both appropriated funds (APF) and non-appropriated funds (NAF), reservists on active duty or during inactive duty personnel training, active duty combat-related wounded warriors, surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident, and eligible employees of DoD Contractors. Retirees and other on-post employees are eligible on a space available basis.
Parent Central Services is located in Building 36000 Darnall Loop, first floor, room 101. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Virtual registrations through CYS Services Online are highly encouraged in support of COVID-19 adjusted operations. Patrons wishing to complete a walk-in registration are welcome during normal office hours.
Services for payments, Instructional Programs and Youth Sports & Fitness enrollments, document updates, waitlist inquiries and general information is available during all business hours.
Annual Registration is FREE. Call 254-287-8029 for more information.
Documents required for Registration for infants and children 5th grade and younger include the following:
A Teen Registration Packet is required for teens in 6th-12th grade.
If your child has a medical condition that requires medication or accommodation, the Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT)/Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) will determine the best possible care for your child. Additional forms may be required.
For your convenience, all the required forms to register your child with Parent Central Services are now just a click away at CYS Services Online. Save time with three easy steps:
The CDCs are open Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Centers on Installation /Programs Offered
There are five Child Development Centers (CDC) on Fort Hood:
The SAC program offers before and/or after-school care for Kindergarten – 5th graders. Full-day programs are offered during school holidays but are closed on federal holidays. Services are available in five accredited locations on-post; Walker SAC, Muskogee SAC, Kouma SAC, Montague SAC, and Venable SAC. All elementary schools on Fort Hood are served by a school-age care program. Fees are based on total family income. SAC fees include all field trips and meals/snacks. For more information about SAC, or call 254-287-8029
Child, Youth and Teen Program - the Department of Defense has a long history of providing positive youth programs that focus on alternative activities for youth during out-of-school hours. DoD promotes positive youth development by designing programs to recognize the achievements of youth and by developing partnerships with other youth-serving organizations, like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H, that offer a variety of resources. Programs for teens and pre-teens vary from one base to another but are governed by a consistent DoD instruction. Programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a coordinated, progressive series of activities and experiences that help them become socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively competent. Programs include physical fitness and sports, arts and recreation, training in leadership, life skills and career/volunteer opportunities, mentoring, intervention and support services.
Kids On-Site (KOS) provides on-site child care for children ages six (6) weeks to 12 years during meetings and social gatherings in the same building, at approved locations. These events may include, but are not limited to, FRG meetings, deployment briefings, Town Hall meetings, Spouses Club events, volunteer appreciation luncheons, and religious functions. To coordinate Kids On-Site for your unit or agency, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about KOS call 254-287-7273.