Parent Central Services - Register

Hours of Operation

Walk-in hours are 12-2 p.m. on Tues. and Thurs. An appointment is required for all other days/times. Last appointment is at 4:30 p.m.

Monday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
3rd Wednesday of each month 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Knox St. (between Randolph St. and Honeycutt Rd. - near Throckmorton Library)
Bldg. 1-4157
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (910)396-8110 or +1 (910)396-5128

Military DSN Tel:
(312)236-8110

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Child & 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

Children/youth must be registered with CYS before they can use/participate in any CYS program or service, so make Parent Central Services your first stop when you arrive on Fort Bragg! Registration is free and renewable on an annual basis. Contact us to set up an appointment. Limited walk-in hours are available.

Resource Guide for Child & Youth Services on Fort Bragg (.pdf)

CYS Registration Overview

Eligibility Criteria for CYS Programs is contingent on the status of the sponsor and is verified at registration. 

Eligible patrons include:

  • Active duty Military personnel 
  • DoD civilian employees paid from either appropriated funds (APF) or non-appropriated funds (NAF)
  • Reserve Component military personnel on active duty or inactive duty training status
  • Combat-related Wounded Warriors
  • Surviving spouses of Military Members who died from a combat-related incident
  • Those acting in loco parents for the dependent child of an otherwise eligible patron
  • Eligible employees of DoD contractors
  • Others authorized on a space available basis

Registering your child in CYS

WebTrac provides links to services for eligible patrons. To access required CYS forms:  Webtrac online services.  https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil

 

Registration Checklist

Required forms for registering in Child Care (CDC/FCC/SAC) include:

These forms are only available in person at CYS or Parent Central Services. 

  • Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees, DD 2652 (not applicable to hourly care)
  • USDA Form
  • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
  • Child Health Assessment (complete Parts A, B & C or Part A + school physical) Due within 30 days of registration
  • Family Care Plan for single/dual military only. Due within 30 days of registration

Required forms for registering in Kids on Site include:

  • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
  • Child Health Assessment (complete Parts A, B & C or Part A + school physical) Due within 30 days of registration
  • First time users, current immunization record only (0-5 and those school age not enrolled in public school)

Required forms for registering in MS/Teen include:

  • CYS Registration Form
  • Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees, DD 2652, (if utilizing Before/School or Summer Camp)
  • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725, (complete only if physician documented special needs)

 Required forms for registering in SKIESUnlimited include:

  • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725

 Required forms for registering in SPORTS include:

  • CYS  Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
  • Health Assessment/Sports Physical (complete Parts A, B and C). Due before participation in all sports activities

Medical Action Plan (MAP) Only needed if a child is diagnosed with allergies, diabetes, asthma/respiratory, or seizures that may require staff to administer rescue medications. This also includes conditions recommended by MIAT.

 

Waiting List

The Installation will establish a Waiting List when the spaces for each child age group are filled and there are no additional spaces to offer. The Waiting List is limited to patrons who are still actively seeking child care.

When a space becomes available, patrons are offered a viable space. A viable space is defined as any opening within the CYS delivery system to include Child Development Centers, Family Child Care Homes, School Age Centers, Homes Off-Post and Community Based Programs.  

Children transferring to the Installation whose parents have requested care prior to arrival are placed on the Projected Demand Sub-waiting List. This list is maintained by sponsor priority for care and date of request for care. Parents must update their information every 90 days to remain on the list.

 

Parent Orientation

Parent Central Services schedules appointments to acquaint parents with their child’s program. These sessions are an important part of the enrollment process and are offered at times convenient to parents. Orientation highlights include:

  • Facility tour
  • Orientation of our program and spaces
  • Review of rules of conduct and procedures
  • Opportunity to meet staff, care providers and key volunteers
  • Complete required forms
  • Parent participation

 

Deployment Support Services

Deployment Support Services are established for eligible Army Service Members (e.g., deployed Soldiers, dependents of Army Fallen Warriors, Army Wounded Warriors assigned to a Wounded Warrior Unit, etc.).

 

Childcare Cost

Childcare cost is based on Total Family Income (TFI). TFI is defined as all earned income including wages, salaries, tips, special duty pay (flight pay), Active Duty demo pay, sea pay), Active Duty save pay, long-term disability benefits, voluntary salary deferrals, retirement or other pension income including SSI paid to the spouse and VA benefits paid to the surviving spouse before deductions for taxes.

Parent fees are determined during the registration process prior to enrollment in a regularly scheduled Child Development Center (CDC), Family Child Care Home (FCC), School Age Care (SAC) or Middle School & Teen (MS/T) program and annually thereafter. All fees are subsidized.   

 

Payment Options

CYS offers an online pre-registration service through WebTrac. Parent Central Services will help you get started by assigning your initial username and password. When you sign in for the first time, you will be asked to personalize your account. You’ll then have access to all of our online services which include bill payment, tax forms, receipts, class sign-ups and other conveniences. Payments for childcare can also be made at any CYS Child Development Center, School Age Center, and Parent Central Services.

Childcare Fees

CYS fee chart (.pdf)

Waiting List Information

Because of the high demand for childcare, it is not unusual for families to be placed on a waiting list. Placement on this list is determined by sponsor priority and the date of application. Children are placed on the respective wait list using MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC.com)

All patrons will be required to register with MCC.com in order to be placed on any waitlist for childcare.

Priority is given in accordance with the DoD Directive 6060.02 and CYS Operations Manual 2015. Priority for filling spaces is as follows: Priority Placement Plan for CYS Waiting List (.pdf)

For more information about MCC.com, call or email us.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What services does CYS provide?

  • Full-day child care
  • Part-day preschool
  • Sports
  • Kids on Site
  • Seasonal Camps            
  • SKIESUnlimited   
  • Open recreation for teens
  • Hourly care
  • Strong Beginnings Pre-K program
  • Recreational classes
  • Before/after-school programs

 

2. What can be provided as proof of eligibility?

Any of the following is an acceptable form for proof of eligibility. If the sponsor is the biological parent they may present a birth certificate. In addition, DEERS enrollment, a child’s ID card that proves legal guardianship and passports are acceptable documents.

3. Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

You may stop by Parent Central Services for personal assistance or make inquiries by email or phone. A CYS administrative assistant will be happy to help you schedule an appointment at Parent Central Services.

4. Where can I register?

Visit Parent Central Services  

5. What do I need to register?

  • Government ID
  • Contact information
  • Two short-and long-term designees for emergency contacts
  • Shot records
  • Deployment orders (if applicable)
  • For on-base child care, an LES/pay voucher or student letter

6. What full-day or before/after-school child care is available?

We offer three viable child care options

1. Family Child Care (licensed contractors)
2. On-base child care centers
3. Off-base child centers and homes

  • Army Child Care in your Neighborhood
  • Army School Age Programs in your Neighborhood
  • Military Child Care in your Neighborhoods

7. Will I get a Wait List number or an indication of how long will it be?

Your number won’t be provided because it’s not an accurate reflection of the time remaining. Every situation is dependent on a variety of factors such as individual priorities, PCS notices and pending renovation projects.

8. How often must I register and why?

Registration must be completed annually. When you complete the annual registration, your child can participate in a wide variety of accredited programs and activities. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires release of information annually and is associated with our health screening tool. The Department of Defense requires an annual fee contract.

9. When does my child need a sports physical?

Sports physicals are required annually and must be valid through the sports season. They are required for seasonal competitive sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, track and field, etc., as well as the youth fitness program.

10. How often do I need to complete a health assessment for my child?

The health assessment is required 30 days from the date of registration. The health assessment is due every three years unless there are changes in your child’s medical condition before then.

11. Are immunizations required to register?

Yes. To prevent communicable diseases, CYS follows the Center for Disease Control’s immunization schedule (AR 608-10). All immunizations must be current.

12. What if my child needs special accommodations?

A special need is any medical condition and/or allergies identified and annotated by a doctor. It is identified through the completion of a health screening tool during registration. Every child will receive a recommended care plan based on the information presented from the Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team. 

13. Are there exceptions to fees based on total family income for special circumstances?

Yes. Commanders have the authority to grant hardship waivers and must consider the balance of Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) income and appropriated fund support as they approve waivers. Approved fees must be within fee categories.

14. Are there discounts for multiple children from the same family?

Installation Commanders may authorize up to 20% reduction of fees for additional children of the same family with the exception of contractor employees in Category 9, who do not receive child care fee assistance.

15. What is available to me if I am retired?

Sports, SKIESUnlimited classes and EDGE! All other services are deemed Child Care. Retirees are allowed to use services on a space available basis and when there are no other eligible users on the Wait List.

16. What types of programs and activities are offered for middle school students and teens?

  • Leadership activities
  • Girls & Guy talk
  • Sports clubs
  • How-to projects
  • Power Hours
  • Technology
  • Leisure activities and special events

17. What does the School Support Services Office do?

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