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Childcare


FAQs during COVID-19

For answers to questions about childcare and priority placement during COVID-19 precautionary measures, please click here for updated FAQs.

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Dear CYS Patrons,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through this difficult time together. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, CYS cancelled and suspended many of the programs and services in March. Because of this interruption, we would like to address some of the common questions that you have asked:

Billing for all Full Day, Part-time, Part Day, and Before and After school care has been suspended. Be assured that your child care space is secure. If you used child care during the week of 16-20 March 2020, you will only be charged for the day or days that your child was actually in care. If you did not use care during this time, you will not be charged.

All Spring Youth Sports and Fitness programs have been cancelled. We are in the process of crediting all household accounts. This credit will stay on your household balance and can be used for any future CYS activity.

The final two weeks of March SKIES programs have been cancelled. We are in the process of crediting all household accounts to reflect the cancellation. This credit will stay on your household balance and can be used for any future CYS activity. All April SKIES Programs have also been cancelled.


Refunds:

If you would like a refund to a credit card because of the cancellations and suspended programs, please contact us at usarmy.bavaria.imcom-fmwrc.list.cyss-info@mail.mil using a military/government email address. Because of the financial information you are providing us, the email correspondence must be encrypted to ensure protection of your financial information. A member of our team will reach out to you for additional information to complete your refund.

Child care statements for 2019 are available via WebTrac If you have issues accessing the Webtrac site, please email us.


Registration/Membership Renewals:

If your annual CYS Registration is due to expire in April; a member of our team will contact you via email to assist you through the process. If your child(ren)’s registration or pass expires during the closure, please be reassured that you will retain your child care space and can continue to have access to our programs when we resume providing services.

If you have questions regarding a unique situation, please email us.
We will respond back to you as soon as possible.

Please stay safe and healthy. Your CYS family is looking forward to opening our doors to you very soon.

Sincerely, Lily Markey, CYS Coordinator


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

All patrons approved for care at CDC and SACs by the Garrison Commander will be notified. Please email any questions regarding care to Parent Central Services at usarmy.bavaria.imcom-fmwrc.list.cyss-info@mail.mil

Check the FAQs for more information about the current situation.

New patrons to the community should request care via www.militarychildcare.com and email Parent Central Services at usarmy.bavaria.imcom-fmwrc.list.cyss-info@mail.mil to register their children with CYS.

For further information, please contact Parent Central Services by clicking here.

More information about CYS child care services:

Child Development Center (CDC): 6 weeks - 5 years (Kindergarten)

Full Day/Part Day/Hourly Care

Ages 6 weeks-Kindergarten*

 CDCs are on-post child care centers that offer full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in nationally accredited environments.

Program Description
Full Day 5 to 12 hours per day. Services are offered to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old
Part Day Preschool 3 hour/day program with choice of 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days per week 
Before and After Kindergarten* Before and after school care provided for children attending Kindergarten. Full day care provided on school "out" days and during the summer following the Kindergarten school year
Hourly  Care Centers offer reserved and drop-off care on an hourly basis
Pre-Kindergarten/Strong Beginnings

Strong Beginnings is a 3 hour/day program 5 days per week that provides school readiness skills for children turning 4 years by August 1.

* In some communities, Kindergarten children may be located in the School Age Center

School Age Centers (SAC): Grades 1-5/6*

Army School Age Centers provide care during:

  • Before school and after school
  • School closures
  • Seasonal and holiday school breaks
  • Summer Camp
  • Hourly Care

Children have access to computer labs and can receive help on daily homework assignments. Programs are nationally accredited and utilize standard curricula through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

* Depending on school configuration

Babysitter Referral Services

Looking for a Teen Babysitter? Looking to be a Teen Babysitter? CYS offers training following the 4-H babysitter curriculum in becoming a certified Teen Babysitter. Teen military family members in grades 7 and up who wish to to expand and market themselves for babysitting jobs can be placed on the babysitter's referral list with parent permission.

Military parents needing babysitters must complete a request form located at Parent Central Services. Once parents complete the required form, they will receive a list of babysitter information based on specified requirements (location, availability, etc). After receiving a list of babysitters, parents can make arrangements directly with the babysitter. All arrangements and fees for care are between the parent and babysitter.

CYS offers Babysitting Referral Services for registered families. Babysitters on the referral list are 13 years or older, have certification in First Aid and CPR, and are trained in: 

  • Developmentally appropriate play
  • Recognition of child abuse/neglect
  • Emergency procedures and interviewing

Stop by Parent Central Services or go back to the Register section to find out more information.

Alternative Child Care

CYS provides additional child care beyond the regular facility opening hours.

  • Kids On Site! (KOS) - On-site child care in a room adjacent to the parents attending unit meetings or events  

Kids On Site (KoS) KoS provides child care on site for your unit/organizational event at the location your event is being held. CYS will provide quality child care providers to watch children ages 6 weeks through 12 years on site. Your unit pays for this service through Parent Central Services. KoS is not available at all locations on post. For information, a quote or to schedule an event, contact Parent & Outreach Services.

  • Volunteer Child Care in a Unit Setting (VCCUS) - CYS can help units to train volunteers to provide child care for unit functions

Volunteer Child Care in Unit Settings (VCCUS) VCCUS is a volunteer-based childcare program that allows for on-site care during meetings and events organized by military units, Army Community Service (ACS) groups or Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Through VCCUS, Parent & Outreach Services will provide training to volunteers from the military unit or organization. The program is designed to allow the exchange of free and temporary childcare services during unit sessions when the demand is high or when child development center services are not available. Parents and guardians of children in VCCUS must be attending the same function and must remain at the site while their child is under volunteer care.

Units interested in the VCCUS program should contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information.

Parents' Night Out*

CYS offers parents a Friday or Saturday night out on the town for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide a snack and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.  

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Parents' Day Out*

CYS Services offers parents a day out on Friday or Saturday for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide meals and snacks and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.   

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Waiting List

If you are interested in full-day or part-day child care, please visit http://www.militarychildcare.com to be placed on the waiting list for care.

Military Child Care dot com is your portal for child care at installations around the world. Children can only be placed in child care after submitting a request for care through Military Child Care com.


Other CYS programs:

PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES
FAMILY CHILD CARE (FCC) OFFICE
YOUTH CENTERS - NETZABERG & ROSE BARRACKS
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YOUTH SPORTS & FITNESS
SKIESunlimited - Instructional Programs
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SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER (SLO)