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CYS Services

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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
  • Camps
  • 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.

Our online Family and MWR Programs Webtrac system is convenience at your fingertips.  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 Services (CYS).  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 or email nancy.a.mitchell.naf@mail.mil if you have any concerns / issues.


A NEW Way To Request Care:

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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.

Covid-19 At-Home Teaching Parents Resources

At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Looking for helpful and practical strategies to ensure children maintain a focus on learning during COVID-19 school closures? We here at the CYS have you covered. Our helpful resources listed provide Tips for Schooling At Home along with daily lessons and activities to keep you and your kids focused, productive, and positive in this unprecedented scenario.

Every working parent has time management challenges. Most of us have systems that we rely on to manage our family and work responsibilities. One of those systems is our schools.

As we all know schools have closed their doors due to COVID-19. Many parents are working remotely, and many of us are wondering how to structure our days. We here at the CYS can hopefully ease some of the stress by collecting adequate learning tools, to help keep your children actively learning.
 

CYS Activity

My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule

 

CDC Program Resources

Child Development

Youth Program
 

We Have Partnered with Tutor.com

Helpful information from Tutor.com

FAQ Sheet

How It Works

Subject List
 

Here is our list of online resources:

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1. THRIVE: https://thrive.psu.edu/

Thrive is a continuum of developmentally appropriate parenting programs that are available at no cost to parents and caregivers of children from birth to 18 years old (attached).

 

2. FOCUS: https://focusproject.org/covid19 FOCUS was adapted for military families by a team from UCLA and Harvard Medical School. Since 2008, the FOCUS Program has provided state of the art family resilience services to military families, children and couples.

 

3. Healthy Children.org:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

 

4. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Executive Committee:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcYZWiF3PNc&feature=youtu.be

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recover Executive Committee "Talking To and Supporting Children During a Pandemic" provides family members and child care providers with helpful tools to answer questions from children and youth regarding COVI-19.

 

5. Teaching Strategies: https://teachingstrategies.com/ Ready Rosie, a healthy at home toolkit provides a weekly plan of resources for infants through kindergarten age children. They are interactive and focus on language, literacy, and physical development. Teaching Strategies has provided video resources for the parents to observe the activity in advance for modeling and preparation.

 

6. Lakeshore: https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources/free-resources?ref=hpS2

The resources begin at Preschool and up through school age and are useful for parents to use with their children. They are more academic based and can be used to maintain child school readiness in fun and exciting  ways. 

 

7. HATCH : https://www.hatchearlylearning.com/

“hatch” provides technology and resources for children from infant to kindergarten. They are interactive, technology based, educational and fun. Stay tuned to the hatch website! “hatch” will be launching: “Ignite@home” in the next 10 days on the above website.  It will be a version of hatch content for parents to use at no charge while children are still at home.

 

More Resources For Your Needs:
 

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Sign Up for Remind

To receive updates for possible DTA CDC closures or any emergencies at this facility, please sign up to receive messages via text from the service Remind.

Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps the CDC share important updates and reminders with parents. Click here to view the directions on how to receive messages from Remind.

Volunteers Children Build Birdhouses

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Bryant Center at Selfridge ANGB were thrilled to host volunteers to help children build birdhouses. CYS staffers recently hosted Dave R. and The Home Depot to make birdhouses.

Two CYS staffers had their significant others help, plus we had three dads who volunteered.

Special thanks to The Home Depot and Dave R. for coming out.

No Federal Endorsement Intended.

Open Rec Night

Open Rec Night at Detroit Arsenal CDC gives youth a chance to meet up and take an interest in different recreation activities. This laid back environment takes into consideration potential development in peer connections through hanging out and participating in activities such as, but not limited to, Art, Cooking, Community Services Opportunities and 4H as well as other sports activities.

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.

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To Join Our Team

For CYS job posting information, please visit USAJOBS or call NAF Human Resources at 586-282-6623.