- Welcome to CYS
Child and Youth Services (CYS) provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Within CYS you will find something to meet your children’s needs, including:
- Full, part time or hourly child care
- Before/after school care
- Programs for your middle school and teen youth
- Instructional classes
- Workforce preparation opportunities
- Sports and fitness activities
Today’s CYS programs, deemed a "model for the nation" by Presidential acclaim, continue to operate on these cornerstones:
- Quality – Child care is DoD-certified and nationally accredited
- Availability – Child care is available on- and off-post
- Affordability – Fees for various programs are competitively priced and affordable regardless of sponsor's income
- Accountability - To safeguard the Army's resources by efficient management oversight, good fiscal stewardship, reducing waste and protecting assets of programs and services to Soldiers and their Families.
The Army FCC Program is a child care option offered in homes both on and off post by authorized Military Family members and qualified civilians working as independent contractors.Family Child Care has unique qualities that make it the preferred choice for families. FCC Homes provide flexible hours and comfortable family settings. Most offer full-day, part-day, and hourly care. Special services may include 24-hour and long-term care during mobilization and training exercises, evening and weekend care, care for newborns, children with special needs, and those that are mildly ill.The FCC Program, as an integral part of the larger Army CYS system, is responsible for significant number of all available child care spaces.FCC homes provide a homelike atmosphere and provide opportunities for siblings to be in care together.The same regulations and safety guidelines enforced in CYS Services childcare centers apply to FCC homes. All providers have regular safety, fire and regulation compliance inspections, and once a month, a FCC staff member conducts a visit to each FCC home, ensuring a high-quality, safe and developmentally appropriate atmosphere for the children. Providers and family members 12 years of age and over are vetted through a stringent background investigation to include FBI and National Agency checks (CNACI).Family Child Care also offers a 15% cost savings for patrons over Child Development and School Age Center fees.
Army Policy requires that if you provide care on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week, you must be registered as an FCC Provider. Providing unauthorized care places you at risk of losing your housing privileges.Not all care is immediately available. To access our waitlist and request care, please go to www.militarychildcare.com.
Careers in Family Child Care- becoming a provider.Family Child Care (FCC) is looking for new providers to become a part of our team. FCC allows you to earn an income while staying at home with your own children. Providers are contractors, so they own their own business. Becoming part of the FCC system leads to a long-lasting career and continuing opportunities for professional growth.You’re helped to become successful through ongoing training opportunities. You have access to toys, equipment, and safety items from the FCC Toy Lending Resource Library. You’re mentored by Staff members and other Providers. And you receive monetary subsidies linked to the type of care you offer. Providers make an average of $30,000 a year or more.
If you are interested in becoming a Provider or just learning more about the program, please contact your local FCC office.
Our online Family and MWR Programs Webtrac system is back up and running. Check out our event calendar, browse activities, make payments online, register for youth sports/field trips/classes, reserve hourly care (if slots available), pre-register if you are new to Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS). You can download forms for registration to include special needs forms (allergies, asthma, diabetic, special diet).
NEW Features: update your email address, document upload to your household (sports physicals, shot records, doctor’s note), reprint a receipt, print your child care tax statement, print calendar of events your household is registered to attend.
Please note: Your child must have an ACTIVE pass to register for activities online. Please call Central Registration at 586-282-9122 if you have any concerns/issues.
Military Child Care (MCC) is a Department of Defense (DoD) website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway provides comprehensive information on military-operated or military-subsidized child care programs worldwide and simplifies the child care search and request process. Please visit militarychildcare.com today to create your account or update requests.
An Introduction To MCC
- SKIES Unlimited
Extracurricular Instructional Classes
6 Weeks - 18 years
SKIES Unlimited stands for “School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” for the unlimited possibilities that this program provides children and youth:
- All participants must be registered with CYS
- On-going enrollment for most classes (New students may need to wait for open enrollment)
- Currently enrolled SKIES students will be automatically re-enrolled into the next session for most classes to retain their space. Payment for the session must be made before the first day of class.
- Classes will be filled on a first paid basis.
Children and Youth that are currently registered in CYS may be able to enroll for some of the SKIES classes using WebTrac.
* Available at select communities
- We Are Partnered With Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the U.S. Armed Forces have partnered to help children of military families face the unique challenges of military life. Today, this enduring partnership continues to provide children of military personnel with critical youth development programs and activities, giving families the vital support they need.
We here at DTA provide our youth with the same high-quality programs and curriculums that traditional Boys & Girls Clubs provide. In addition, no-cost memberships are provided to children of the approximately 70 percent of families who live outside military installations.
- Event Partners
- To Join Our Team
For CYSS job posting information, please visit USAJOBS or call NAF Human Resources at 586-282-6623.
Hours of Operation Central Registration
|Monday||6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Friday||6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
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