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United States Army
Child and Youth Registration and Referral
6880 Radio Road
Fort Polk, LA 71446
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.
The Central Enrollment and Registration Office (CERO) is located in Bldg 400 Radio Road; 337-531-1955/1956/2625. Hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Full Service); Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Full Service); 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Limited Service); Third Saturday of the Month: by appointment from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We welcome registration walk-ins. To avoid waiting in line we offer registration appointments between the hours of 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Please plan on spending a minimum of 30 minutes with our registration staff.
Note: There is no registration fee because of the Army Family Covenant. Individual program costs vary. You will find the fee form on the website.
Please bring the following with you to registration:
Child Health Assessment/Sports Physical (30 days to return to CERO Office)
Family Child Care (FCC) Homes offer childcare for children ages 4 weeks to 12 years and is very flexible. FCC providers participate in extensive training and a notional background check before obtaining certification to operate by the installation. Individual providers may voluntarily seek national accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care. Full day, part day, and hourly care programs are available, as well as extended care for mission related needs.
All FCC providers:
The Fort Polk Child Development Centers (CDC) provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Programs operate Monday – Friday and include full day care, Before and After Kindergarten Care, Part Day Pre-School Program and Hourly Care. The Main Office, Bldg.400. Phone: 337-531-1955/1956.
The Fort Polk CYS offers four Child Development Centers (CDC).
CDC 14500 is located on North Fort Polk at 2897 Entrance Road; phone 337-531-8400. The program offers full day care from 05:45 to 18:00.
CDC 3349, located at 7687 Georgia Avenue; phone 337-531-6462. The program offers full day care from 05:45 – 18:00.
CDC 702, is operating out of building 744 at 7600 Utah Avenue; phone 337-531-0570. The program offers full day care from 05:45- 18:00.
CDC 701 is located at 7576 Colorado Avenue; phone 337-531-7041. The program offers Before and After School Care, School Out Days and Summer Camps for LA-4 and Kindergarten age children from 05:45 – 18:00. A Part Day Preschool Program is an option for those needing limited care or a child enrichment program. This facility offers hourly care options from 08:45 -17:00.
The School Age Center (SAC) is located at 6125 University Parkway; phone 337-531-2941. SAC provides supervised child care for parents during the before/after school periods, school vacations, Vernon Parish teacher in-service days, some school holidays and the summer months. The program operates for children in first grade to sixth grades (6-12 years), for children attending Parkway Elementary, Vernon Elementary, and Pickering Elementary Schools. Vernon Parish School Board (VPSB) offers transportation to and from the schools. Army School Age Center collaborates with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4 H to augment curriculum. The program offers supervised childcare with developmental, recreational, and educational activities focusing on STEAM activities, computer and homework instruction, skating, bowling, a plethora of other activities and nutritional meals.