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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 dot com.

Parent Central Services

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20 - January 2, 7:30 am-4:30 pm, December 25 and January 1, Closed

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

3392 Magruder Ave
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
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Tel:
+1 (803)751-4865, +1 (803)751-4824

Military DSN Tel:
(312)734-4865, (312)734-4824

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One-stop enrollment/sign up service for families interested in registering their children for child care and/or other youth services.

Information on all CYS program options:
· Vacancy listings
· Babysitter referral
· Installation-to-installation referral for military families moving to another duty station
· Sign up for sports and instructional classes

Scales Avenue Child Development Center

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20-31, 6 am-6 pm, January 1, Closed

Monday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed

Contact

4581 Scales Ave.
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Tel:
+1 (803)751-6221, +1 (803)751-6230

Military DSN Tel:
+1 (312)734-6221, +1 (312)734-6230

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Scales Avenue Child Development Center is a Department of Defense (DoD) certified and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited center. Scales Ave CDC Provides full day and part day care, for infants through kindergarten Monday - Friday for up to 60 hours per week. Care options also available include:
 

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Hood Street Child Development Center

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20 - January 7, Closed

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

4585 Hood St.
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
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Tel:
+1 (803)751- 1970 or +1 (803)751-1972

Military DSN Tel:
(312)734-1970, (312)734-1972

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Hood Street Child Development Center is a Department of Defense (DoD) certified and National Association for the Education of Young Child (NAEYC) accredited center providing quality hourly child care for short term (maximum 25 hours per week) child care needs. Advance reservations recommended.
 

  • Walk-ins accepted if space and staff are available
  • Special openings available on request for unit or organizational functions
     

Our Mission Is To:

  • Enhance readiness and well being by reducing the conflict between mission and family responsibilities.
  • Facilitate family self reliance and reinforce Army values.
  • Ensure availability of predictable programs and services for children ages 6 weeks through 18 years old.
  • Establish and maintain CYS program quality as a benchmark for the nation in accordance with statutory requirements, DoD policy, and Army Standards. CYS programs seek to "inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potentials as productive, responsible, and caring citizens".
  • Enhance the development of children and youth. Maintain affordable child and youth programs and services for both the Army and parents.


"The Military Child Development Program is a model for the nation for providing high-quality affordable childcare."
Senate Report 107-62, National Defense Authorization Act 2002

Child & Youth Services recognizes the challenges of our soldiers and their families. By offering quality programs and accountability for children and youth, CYS reduces the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility!


Hourly Care Program
For Reservations Call: +1 (803)751-1970 or +1(803)751-1972
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Reservations may be made one hour to two weeks in advance by phone or on WebTrac

Hourly Care
For children ages 6 weeks to 12 years

General Information:

  • Patrons are responsible for payments after services are rendered.
  • Payments are based on start/end of reservation.
  • Minimum stay is one hour. Maximum is 25 hours per week per child.
  • Fee is $4 per hour per child.
  • Meals and snacks are provided.
  • Breakfast-8:30 am,  Lunch- 11:30 am,  Snack- 2:30 pm
  • Medications are administered under our health guidelines.



What to bring:

  • CYS membership card.
  • Complete set of extra clothing labeled with child's name.
  • All children in attendance must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Disposable diapers (diapers are checked every hour-bring at least 1 (one) for each hour in attendance).
  • All bottles must be prepared with 100% formula only, we provide jar food for babies.
  • All infant food must be given in individual components (meat, vegetable, fruit) please no mixed dinners, lunchables, etc…



Cancellations, No Show, Late Policies:
Same day cancellation fees and no show fees are $8 per child added to your household account. Fees must be paid at next visit. Reservations may be cancelled after 1 hour if no courtesy call is given. Late pick up fees will be applied at $1 per minute after center closed.


Deployment Discounts available for:

  • Families of Wounded Warriors and Warriors in Transition
  • Families of Fallen Warriors
  • Families of Deployed Military and DoD Civilians


Families of Military and DoD Civilians serving under the following orders:
Temporary Change of Station (TCS) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) unaccompanied tour and Temporary Duty (TDY) status for 90-179 days.

Families of Deployed Soldiers as identified on the Rear Detachment and Personnel Availability Report.

Depending on the sponsor's status, Fort Jackson youth may be eligible for 16 hours of free hourly care, and part-day child care, free team sports, and free SKIESUnlimited Instructional Classes. A copy of the sponsor's orders must be on file at Parent Central Services when registering. Current CYS pass is required. CYS Annual Registration is FREE!


Special Openings

Hourly Care
$4 per hour per child.

Hood Street School-Age Services Program (HSAC)

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20-31, 6 am-6 pm, December 25 and January 1, Closed

Monday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

5614 Hood St
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
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Tel:
+1 (803)751- 8014, +1 (803)751-9806

Military DSN Tel:
(312)734-8014, (312)734-9806

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The Hood Street School-Age Services Program is Department of Defense (DoD) certified and Council on Accreditation (COA) accredited. HSAC bridges the gap between Child Development Services and Youth Services and provides programs for youth in Grades K - 5. It takes the worry out of what to do with your child before and after school, during winter and spring school vacations, and during the summer holidays with programs for regular and occasional users.

Before and/or After School Program

  • Transportation to and from some selected off post schools in District II.
  • Programmed activities after school
  • Partnerships with MWR activities including, Palmetto Falls Water Park, and Post Theater
  • Homework center and computer lab as well as a monthly calendar of events for K – 5th grade youth
  • USDA approved snacks & meals
  • Monthly calendar of events for open recreation
  • 4-H Clubs on Wednesday afternoons during the school year


Partners with Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Parent Participation Program available

Occasional users receive 4 free hours monthly during the school year and weekend open recreation services as part of their CYS registration. Occasional user care is available for the before and after school program. Additional hours may be used at a cost of $4.00 per hour and full day cost is $30.00.

Imboden Child Development Center (ICDC)

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20-31, 6 am-6 pm, January 1, Closed

Monday 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
1st & 3rd Friday of the Month 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Contact

5979 Imboden Street
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (803)562-5901, +1 (803)562-5902

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Imboden Child Development Center is a shared facility providing extended hours full day care for infants through Preschool as well as Before & After Care for School Age Children (Kindergarten through 5th graders). The early childhood program is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the school age center is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).  Both programs are certified to operate by the Department of Defense (DoD).



Care Options also include:

  • Free extended hours care for mission essential personnel
  • Before and/or After School program
  • Strong Beginnings Program with wrap around care
  • Transportation to and from Fort Jackson schools, selected Richland I, and Richland II school districts
  • Full day services on school out days(teacher’s workday, conferences)
  • Winter, Spring and Summer Camps with extended hours
  • Programmed activities
  • Partnerships with Family and MWR activities including Century Lane, Palmetto Falls Water Park and Post Theatre
  • Partnerships with 4 H Clubs and Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • USDA approved snacks & meals
  • Hourly care for early morning, evenings available by reservation
  • Evening care also provided on the first and third Fridays of every month, 6 -11 p.m.


Occasional users receive 4 free hours monthly during the school year and weekend open recreation services as part of their CYS registration. Occasional user care is not available for the before school program. Additional hours may be used at a cost of $4.00 per hour with a limit of 5 hours per week. After school pick-up is only available from the on post schools.
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of desired service date. Reservations not cancelled will be billed to the customer.

Imboden School Age Center (ISAC)

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20-31, 6 am-6 pm, January 1, Closed

Monday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed
1st Friday of the month- School Age Night Out 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
3rd Friday of the month- Health Rocks 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Contact

5978 Imboden Street
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (803)562-2027, +1 (803)562-2022

Military DSN Tel:
(312)734-2027

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The Imboden School Age Center is a Department of Defense (DoD) facility that is certified and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as well as Counseling on Accreditation (COA). The ISAC provides full day care for infants 6 weeks through Pre-school and Before/After care for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We are committed to provide families with a safe place for their children to learn and grown.

Care Options also include:

  • Before and/or After School program
  • Transportation to and from Fort Jackson schools and selected off post schools in Richland I
  • Full day services on school out days (teacher’s workday, conferences)
  • Partnerships with 4 H Clubs and Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • USDA approved snacks & meals
  • Programmed activities
  • Winter, Spring and Summer camps
  • Parent Participation program available

Occasional users receive 4 free hours monthly during the school year and weekend open recreation services as part of their CYS registration. Occasional user care is not available for the before school program. Additional hours may be used at a cost of $4.00 per hour with a limit of 5 hours per week. After school pick-up is only available from the on post schools. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of desired service date. Reservations not cancelled will be billed to the customer.

Lee Road Child Development Center

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20 - January 2, Closed

Open 24 hours

Contact

4680 Lee Road
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (803)-751-5853, +1 (803)751-5819

Military DSN Tel:
(312)734-5853, (312)734-5819

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We've Got You Covered - Lee Road Child Development Center provides extended hours full day care for infants through Preschool; to mission related extended duty child care, 6 weeks to middle school.
 

  • Reservations for overnight and weekend care are required to be made at least 48 hours in advance with the exception of emergency situations.
  • Provide verifiable documentation from Company Commander or above of mission related duties that necessitate the need for the overnight care. For civilian employees or contract employees, provide a letter from their supervisor. Documentation must be specific by date and time care is needed.
  • Provide individually labeled sleeping garments, washcloth, towel, toothbrush and one change of clothing. The label can be on an individual bag that holds the child's personal items. If the child will remain in care for more than one overnight then a set of pajamas and change of clothing must be provided for each day. Ensure that they pick the child up promptly at the agreed upon time.
Fort Jackson Youth Center

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20-24 and December 26-31, 6 am-6 pm, December 25 and January 1, Closed

Monday 5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Contact

5975 Chesnut Rd.
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (803)751- 6387

Military DSN Tel:
(312)734-6387

The Fort Jackson Youth Center is located on the corner of Imboden Parkway and Chesnut Road. The center serves as the focal point for many youth programs and is one of four Boys & Girls Clubs located on Fort Jackson. The youth center has been a Boys & Girls Club since November 1999 and is Fort Jackson's Positive Place for Kids.

Middle School & Teen Program

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours: December 20-24 and December 26-31, 6 am-6 pm, December 25 and January 1, Closed

Monday 2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact

5975 Chesnut Rd.
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (803)751- 6387, +1(803)751-1136

Military DSN Tel:
(312)734-6387, (312)734-1136

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The Middle School & Teen Program operates out of the Youth Center. As a Boys & Girls Club affiliate and 4-H partner, the MS/Teen Program offers age appropriate activities for youth in 6th through 12th grade.

Middle & High School After School Program

  • No cost after school program for middle & high school youth
  • Transportation and snacks are provided
  • Homework assistance is available
  • Activities include cooking, sports, game room play, recording, rock wall climbing, photography, computer lab access, and weekly field trips.
  • Hours are Monday - Friday 2:30 to 6 p.m. 
  • After 6 p.m., if additional care is needed, youth can remain


MS/Teen Open Recreation Program
Hours: Mon—Thurs. 3 - 9 p.m., Friday, 3 - 10 p.m., Sat. 1 - 10 p.m.  
 

  • Homework assistance is available
  • Technology Lab offers computer training as well as other educational activities
  • Keystone club meets twice a month
  • *Keystone club focuses on academic success, community service, career and education.
  • Basketball practice, movie night, creative arts, and cooking are some additional activities offered.



MS/Teen Workforce Preparation Program

  • Year round employment opportunities working at the center and various other MWR activities
  • Youth ages 14 through Rec Aid job
  • Apply at Non appropriated Fund Personnel Office in Strom Thurmond Building
  • Participate in Boys & Girls Clubs of America Career Launch Program


The MST Program also provides transportation to "MST registered teens" from the
following schools:
***Please note that not all schools provide transportation before school. Please contact your local CYS office at +1 (803)751-4824 or +1(803)751-4865 for full details.

Middle Schools

E.L. Wright MS
Kelly Mills MS - After Only
Mueller Road MS 
Summit Parkway MS
Crayton MS
Hand MS
Blythewood MS - After Only
Longleaf MS


High Schools
Spring Valley HS
Ridgeview HS
Westwood HS
Blythewood HS
AC Flora HS

School Liaison Services

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

3392 Magruder Ave
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (803)751-6150

Military DSN Tel:
(312)734-6150

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Available to all military parents of school-aged children regardless of the school students attend.

School Liaison Services provides assistance with:

  • Issues with school registration and academic credits.
  • Coordination of transition services.
  • Information on local school systems, curriculum and school opportunities.
  • Liaison with Fort Jackson command on educational issues affecting military children.
MilitaryChildCare.com (new wait list program)

This Department of Defense (DoD) program makes it easier to find the child and youth care your family needs. Now military and DoD civilian families can search for child and youth care options through a single website.

Using MilitaryChildCare.com, you can find comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need, and submit a request for care at any time and from any location.