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United States Army
Child Youth Services (CYS)
171 Haley Ave.
Hunter AAF, GA 31409
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 Hunter Army Airfield CDC Offers developmental services to children 6 weeks to 5 years of age for working parents requiring childcare on a regular basis. Call 912-315-5425 for inquiries and registration process.
Child Development Centers / Family Child Care Homes
The Creative Curriculum is the authorized curriculum used in CDCs/FCC for children ages 0 to 5. All activities will be developmental in nature and recognize children’s individual differences by providing an environment that encourages self-confidence, development of self-help and life skills, curiosity, creativity, and self-discipline.
Programs offered at the Fort Stewart CDC:
Child and Youth Service Georgia State Pre-K - Fort Stewart CYS offers the Free Georgia State funded program provides school readiness skills for children entering school in the fall. Each class is staffed with a 22-2 student/teacher ratio. Children are chosen by a lottery drawing held each spring through the respective CYS Parent Central Services office.
Family Child Care - Provides quality home based care for children ages 4 weeks by exception to 12 years old and is offered in government owned and government leased housing located on-post.
Kids On-Site / Short Term Alternative Child Care - (Ages 6 weeks-12 years) Offers short term hourly child care for Families using/attending Command Sponsored events. Provided by CYS employees in a variety of on and off post settings.
Parents On-Site/Parent Co-Ops - (Ages 6 weeks-12 years) Offers support services for the operation and management of parent co-ops that exchange babysitting services, infant/toddler playgroups, short term care in unit settings by Family members in one unit, or organization for similar services at a future agreed upon time with Family members in another unit or organization. Care is provided by parents with CYS staff assistance and operations are subject to DOD Certification.
CYSitters / Trained Babysitters - (Ages 6 weeks-12 years) CYSitters receive a certificate of completion and a wallet card and may be placed on the CYS babysitter referral list at http://www.sittercity.com.
Eligibility - Services offered to children of soldiers, retirees and DOD employees.
Registration - To register for child care or any Child Youth and Schools Services program, all children must have up-to-date immunizations, a health examination, completed health and registration cards and completed Purified Protein Derivative. You will also need proof of income (military LES and/or spouse's pay stub).
The School Age Center offers before and after school programs, weekend activities during the school year, summer care and camps during school vacations for children ages 5 to12 years. The program is offered:
Curriculum and programming centers around the school age five services areas:
Children will have input into activity choices to ensure the activities meet their needs and interests. Documentation of child input into activities is on file in the program. Program choices are designed and implemented to meet a variety of child interests to cover a wide variety of skills, abilities and interest levels.
Daily schedules/lesson plans will be flexible, provide stability without being rigid, allow children to meet their physical needs (e.g., water, food, restrooms) in a relaxed way, allow children to move smoothly from one activity to another usually at their own pace and facilitate transitions when it is necessary for children to move as a group.
Program activities are offered in Life Skills, Citizenship, and Leadership Programming. A variety of clubs and committees will be available to expand children’s interpersonal, speaking, and leadership skills. Program choices will be offered to help children develop skills in independent living and life planning such as cooking, swimming, etc. Various programs will utilize Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities as well as local recreational sites and parks.
For more information about the SAC programming call 912-315-5425.
Discounted Services for Families of Deployed Soldiers
To take advantage of free services, children must be registered with Child and Youth Services (CYS) and have up to date shot records. Registration is free.