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Child & Youth Services

Supporting Army Families: Child & Youth Services (CYS)
At CYS, we understand the difficulties faced by Soldiers and their Families. Our aim is to help ease the tension between mission readiness and parental duty by providing quality programs for children, youth, and students. No matter where you are or when you need us, CYS is here to make life better for all Army Families.

Our programs include daycare services at your garrison or local community, school-age programs, and online tutoring. Additionally, we offer teen programs, in-home childcare, and youth sports to cater to a range of needs.


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Parent Central Services

  • Parent Central Services is here to help get the required information for your child to be enrolled in Child & Youth Services. For your child to participate in any CYS program on Fort Campbell, he/she must be registered. Appointments are available and recommended.

Child Development Center Care

  • We provide quality full-time and hourly childcare for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Our staff ensures all children receive the proper nurturing, respect and social interaction skills regardless of family background, race, gender or culture. We give our children the opportunity to make friends, to explore and to experiment through a variety of play activities.

School Age Center

  • SAC provides affordable before-school and after-school care in a quality program that meets the needs of the youth and their Families. In addition to before and after school care, separate SAC camps are operated during fall, winter and spring breaks. During the summer months, SAC operates a full day camp.

Middle School and Teens

  • Fort Campbell provides recreational and educational programs for Middle School youth in 6th - 8th grade. The Teen Program offers activities planned by teens, for teens. Activities offered include: social activities, volunteer opportunities, job preparation and referral, and community service opportunities.

Youth Sports

  • Youth Sports and Fitness offers a wide range of recreational and developmental activities for youth, grades K-12. Eligible youth are Family members of active duty, retired military, and Civilian employees at Fort Campbell.

Youth Instructional Programs

  • Child and Youth Services (CYS) Instructional Programs includes activities for children and youth ranging from four weeks old to 18 years old.  Open to children of Active Duty Military, Retirees, DoD Civilians and contractors of Fort Campbell.

School Support Services

  • The School Liaison Officer works in conjunction with Child & Youth Services and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. The School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts.

Family Child Care

  • Family Child Care (FCC) offers a warm, nurturing Family environment for children 4 weeks to 12 years of age. Parents may choose from a variety of care options provided by highly motivated, well trained providers. Program activities are developed to reflect the unique skills of the provider and include play-based, child-centered activities that are exciting and fun for the children and youth.

Hourly Care

  • The Hourly Care Program is designed as a short term child care option for parents with children age 6 weeks to Kindergarten age. It has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of those who require care for times when they are volunteering, in-processing, assuming respite care duties or having a doctor’s appointment.

Part Day Preschool

  • The Part Day Preschool (PDPS) Program provides an opportunity for children to develop in an early learning experience.  We develop and plan activities, based on careful observation, that will stimulate them and engage children while they attend the program. 

Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program

  • The Army Strong Beginnings Pre-K is a program designed to prepare children to be successful to enter school. Curriculum focuses on the social, emotional, and physical development of children; equips them with basic academics and “Kindergarten Classroom Etiquette” skills to enhance “school readiness.”



Visit MWR's CYS Online Services page to reserve hourly care, make payments, sign up for activities, view child care statements and much more!


CAM Reg 608-3 Supervision of Minor Children on Fort Campbell

CAM Reg 608-3 Supervision of Minor Children on Fort Campbell (.pdf)



FAQs, Fees, Forms & Links

Fee Policy for Child & Youth Services Programs

Our current Fee Policy includes all Child & Youth Services Programs, such as Full Day, Part Day, Part Time, School Age, Hourly Care, Family Childcare Homes, Skies Unlimited Instructional Programs, Youth Services and Youth Sports.

The policy components covered by the current fee policy are:

  • Child Development Center (CDC): Families can choose a 2 or 4 week Leave/Vacation Fee Plan for each child enrolled in regularly scheduled childcare programs. The selection can take place only during the Family's initial registration or re-registration for the upcoming 12 months. Once a Leave/Vacation Fee Plan is selected, it remains in effect for the entire registration year (12 months).
  • Total Family Income (TFI) information will be provided by patrons during the annual registration/re-registration process. The current TFI categories have been adjusted from last year to reflect a weighted average of the proposed military and civilian pay increases. For more information, please review the attached standard fee structure. Additional information and assistance will be provided by Local Child & Youth Programs.
  • Families with more than one child in full-day programs will receive a multiple child reduction discount, regardless of total family income. Deployment fee reductions are in effect, while military parents are deployed.
  • In case of temporary, documented financial hardships, the Garrison Commander may authorize additional fee reductions for families.  Financial Readiness Assistance

We want to ensure that our Fee Policy is accommodating and easy to understand. Please contact us for any further assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

CYS Registration Check List - Updated 03 Sep 21 (.pdf)

SY23-24 Fee Charts (.pdf)

SY23-24 Fee Policy Memo (.pdf)

CYS Parent Handbook (April 2022) (.pdf)

Access Online Services

DD Form 2652 Application for DoD Childcare Fees (.pdf)

DA Form 5305 Family Care Plan & DA Form 5840 Certificate of Acceptance as Guardian or Escort (.pdf)

Army Child and Youth Services Health Screening - Tool #1 (.pdf)

CYS Health Assessment/Sports Physical Statement (.pdf)

PCS MIAT for Parents (.pdf)

CYS Special Diet Statement (.pdf)

MAP Allergy Plan (.pdf)

Complete Diabetes Plan (.pdf)

CYS Diabetes Daily Medical Action Plan (.pdf)

CYS SNAP Respiratory Medical Action Plan (.pdf)

MAP Seizure Plan (.pdf)

CYS A771 CYS Services Epilepsy Seizure Medical Action Plan (.pdf)


Respite Care

Army Respite Care

The Army Respite program provides no-cost, hourly child care to support the unique child care needs for Army Families who meet certain criteria. Per the Army’s implementation of FRAGO 01 Update to Execution Order 300-16, Respite Care is available for the following Service Members:

  • Criteria 1: Deployed Contingency Operation
  • Criteria 2: Wounded Warriors (must be assigned to a WTU or WTB)
  • Criteria 3: Rotational Forces
  • Criteria 4: Deployed Non-Contingency Operation

For Service Members with eligible deployment orders, Families are eligible for up to 16 hours of no-cost, hourly child care per child per month.

  • Respite care can be used for any of the following:
  • Attending appointments
  • Running errands
  • Taking a much-needed break
  • Nights, weekends, and overnight care
  • Respite care may also be used during the day, but it must be outside of the regularly subsidized care if the family already participates in the Army Fee Assistance Program

Respite Family Eligibility

  • Service Members must submit the following documents to determine eligibility:
  • Orders
  • Online Application or paper copy of the Army Respite Child Care Parent Application
  • Child(ren)’s Birth Certificate or Self-Certification Form
  • For Service Members who are a single parent: Must provide a Power of Attorney (POA) and the POA’s contact information.

The spouse/second parent does not have to be working, going to school, or looking for work to qualify for the Respite Care program.

More Child & Youth Services


Parents' Night Out

Need an evening without the kids? Parents' Night Out gives you the opportunity to take a well-deserved break! Children must be registered with CYS prior to participating in this program.

Mar 2 6 pm - 11 pm

Parents' Day Out

Need a day without the kids? Parents' Day Out gives you the opportunity to take a well-deserved break! Children must be registered with CYS prior to participating in this program.

Mar 16 9 am - 4 pm