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United States Army
Parent Central Services (PCS)
3414 Rhineland Avenue
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
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.
There are two Child Development Centers providing care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old (pre-kindergarten). One offers full day care while the other offers part day and hourly care. Both offer Strong Beginnings program. For more information, call 907-353-7713.
The Family Child Care (FCC) program offers parents a viable and flexible child care option. FCC Providers living on post provide care to children ages 4 weeks to 12 years old. FCC offers full day, part day, hourly care, and extended or weekend care. For more information, call 907-353-6266.
Army regulations require Family Child Care certification for anyone providing more than 10 hours of child care weekly, on a regular basis, in government quarters. Care is in the certified provider's home, which must meet safety, fire and health standards. Providers undergo professional training in infant/child CPR, first aid, child guidance techniques and developmentally appropriate activities. The USDA food program provides nutritional guidelines.
The homes are monitored and inspected on an on-going basis by FCC staff who are trained to assist the providers with establishing and following an individual program. All programs offer developmentally appropriate activities and a safe, healthy environment for children. Referrals try to meet the special needs of each family.
The FCC office is located in Building 1049 Gaffney Rd #1. They can be reached at 907-353-9544.
Hours of Operation -- Family Child Care Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Family Child Care --The Family Child Care (FCC) program offers parents a viable and flexible child care option. FCC Providers living on post provides care to children ages 4 weeks to 12 years old. It offers full day, part day, hourly care, and extended or weekend care. For more information, call 907-353-6266.
Hours of Operation -- The Child Development I Center is open Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Child Development II is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Families need to bring a current Health Assessment, Child's shot record, Current LES and Current pay stub (if spouse is working), special needs information, and medications (if needed).
Contact Parent Central Services (PCS) for up to date information.
Respite care is offered in Hourly Care at the Child Development Center II, Familiy Child Care homes, or the School Age Center at 16 hours per month per child for deployed families only. Family Advocacy and MOB/DEP do hold contracts with CYS to meet other needs.
Following is list of programs available at the Fort Wainwright CDC:
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Hourly Care Fees
Hourly care cannot exceed 5 hours per day, 25 hours per week. Cost is $4.00 per hour regardless of category. Cancellation must be made two hours prior to reservation.
The School Age Care Center provides before and/or after School Care for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. For more information, contact 907-353-7713.
The School Age Center provides before and/or after school care and camps for children in kindergarten through 6th grades. School Age Services is located in building 4391 Neely Road, Fort Wainwright. For more information, contact 907-353-7713.
Child Youth & School Services provides quality programming for children from 4 weeks of age through their senior year in high school. Our mission is to promote readiness by reducing conflict between parental responsibilities and the unit mission.
Youth Services -- The Youth Center provides activities and recreational opportunities for youth in grades 6 to 12. For more information about what is available at the Fort Wainwright Youth Center, call 907-361-KIDS or 907-361-5437 <tel:907-353-5437>.
Dependents of active duty military, DoD/NAF civilian employees, retirees, and government contractors are eligible to utilize our programs.