Child Care / Youth Programs
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CYS Services Liaison, Education and Outreach Services (CLEOS)
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Youth Education Support Services
- School Liaison Services 719-526-1101
- SKIESUnlimited (Skills of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) – 719-524-2896
School Support Services offers parents the following:
- Provides parents moving to Fort Carson information on all schools serving the installation, both on- and off-post
- Provides transition information on leaving one school district to enter a new school; as well as transitions between elementary and middle school, and middle and high school
- Provides youth sponsorship, youth sponsor training, youth sponsorship council, arrival / departure activities, and e-mail capability
- Home school programming and support group
- Youth School Council
- PCS and grade advancement transition assistance
- Post-secondary education preparation information
Kids On Site and Deployment Support
Any changes in Outreach Benefits will be given to your Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA). The information provided below is current as 14 April 2010. Army Family Covenant Benefits are subject to change.
Caring Days (deployed status only): Spouses of deployed soldiers receive 16 free hours of respite care, per child, per month. This free child care is available from noon – 7 p.m., Caring Saturdays care will be provided at either the West center (Building 6060), or at the East Center (Building 6058). Caring Daily will be provided at the Southwest Center, (Building 7790) from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Care is provided in four–hour time blocks.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 524-4218. Reservation for Caring Saturdays need to be made no later than 3 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the requested Saturday.
FRG Childcare Support is offered at the Family Rediness Center (Building 6237) or during the day at the Southwest Child Development Center (Building 7790) for pre-deployment, deployment, and reunion meetings. Reservations are required, and may be made through your unit FRSA.
Respite/Reunion Care: Care is offered for each 30 day period for 30 prior to departure and 90 days after the first "main body". Choices for care are from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. for Friday (“Date Night”) (call for location and available dates) while daytime Reunion Care is provided at the Southwest Child Development Center (Building 7790). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 524-4218.
Fees: Spouses of deployed soldiers receive a 20% discount on children in full or part-time childcare.
SKIESUnlimited Classes-Children of a deployed parent ages 3 months-18 years is eligible for $300 of instructional courses. Children can only be enrolled in one (1) course during the course session. You must be registered in CYS Services to receive this fee elimination. Please check your CYS Services fact sheet for your benefits.
CYS Services Sports- During the deployment your child(ren) are eligible for $100 of team or individual sports. The CYS Services Sports programs are for children and youth ages 3-18 years. You must be registered in CYS Services to receive this fee elimination. Please check your CYS Services fact sheet for your benefits.
Youth Shuttle service (on-post transportation) is provided for youth in grades 6 through 12 in all housing areas. A schedule, times, and bus stop information is available at the Youth Center, Building 5950, located on Ware.
Please note: Parents using any deployment care or program option must complete the entire CYS Services registration process to receive the benefit.
Parents of infants and toddlers must provide an adequate supply of diapers, pre-filled bottles, and a change of clothes for their child. All meals and snacks are provided by CYS Services at no additional charge.
At the time of sign-in, the parent must provide an emergency contact number and inform the attending CYS Services staff member of any allergies or special needs.
Army Child Care in Your Neighborhood is now available in El Paso and Pueblo Counties. The US Army sponsors this Community Based Care option in our area because of the high demand for childcare. Army Child Care in Your Neighborhood is a supplement to, not a substitute for Army Operated Child Care. Care is made available by local child care programs and home providers who are part of an Army sponsored off-post delivery system, administered and monitored by the nonprofit National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). For more information, call Child Care Connections in Colorado Springs at 638-2057. For more information in Pueblo, call Children First, 719-549-3407.
Army School Age Programs in Your Neighborhood provides Army sponsored off-post School Age Care as a supplement to, not a substitute for, Army Operated on-post School Age Care. Army School Age Programs in Your Neighborhood is a collaborative effort between the United States Army, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). For more information in Colorado Springs, call 570-7077, extension 108. Army School Age Programs in Your Neighborhood is also available in Pueblo. Please call the Pueblo Boys and Girls Club call 719-266-0405 for information.
COMING SOON---Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood—Fort Carson has been selected by the Army to become one of the sites for Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood. Watch for more information.