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The CYSS Sensations quarterly magazine is a great resource about Child, Youth and School Services. Each edition will be full of activities, classes, programs, services, and special events information and schedules. more...


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Child Development Center (CDC)
Before / After Pre-K and Kindergarten Care, SY12-13

Mom holding here child Fort Hood CDC:

Fort Hood Child Development Center Temporary Closure

The temporary closure is effective August 17, 2012 and will remain closed pending completion of repair work

Fort Hood CDC - Bldg. 113 T.J. Mills Blvd.

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years

  • 5:30 am - 6 pm
  • closed Federal Holidays

Programs: Full Day Care and Strong Beginnings

Servicing School(s): None

Young smiling boy Comanche CDC:
Comanche CDC - Bldg. 52024 Tank Destroyer

Facility is temporarily closed pending completion of a floor replacement project expected to last through May 2013. Children have transitioned to Clear Creek Child Development Center.

Young smiling girl Kouma School Age Care and Child Development Center:
Kouma SAC & CDC - Bldg. 48303 Johnson Dr.

Ages: Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • Before/After School Care
    (Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade children attending Clear Creek Elementary)
    Mon-Fri, 5:30 am - 6 pm

Baby smiling Montague CDC:
Montague CDC - Bldg. 70004 Clement Dr.

Ages: 6 weeks to Kindergarten
  • Full Day Care: Mon-Fri, 5:30 am - 6 pm
  • Hourly Care: Mon - Fri, 7 am - 6 pm
  • Before/After School Care
    (Pre-kindergarten/kindergarten attending Montague Village Elementary School)
    Mon-Fri, 5:30 am - 6 pm

Young smiling girl New Clear Creek CDC
Bldg. 41015 Clear Creek
Phone: 553-9443

Ages: 6 weeks to Kindergarten
  • 5:30 am - 6 pm

Programs: Full Day and Before & After School Care

Servicing School(s): Clarke and Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary

Young smiling girl Meadows CDC
Meadows CDC - Bldg. 333 761st Tank Battalion

Ages: 6 weeks to Kindergarten
  • 5:30 am - 6 pm

Programs: Full Day, Part Day, Hourly, and Before & After School Care

Servicing School(s): Meadows Elementary

Young smiling boy Darnall CDC

Darnall CDC - Bldg. 36084 Darnall Loop

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

  • 5:30 am - 6 pm
    Closed Federal Holidays

Programs: Full Day Care, Hourly Care for SFAC patrons, Shift Work, Emergency Care

Servicing School(s): None


Family Child Care
Family Child Care (FCC), 254-287-5448: Program includes over 30 military spouses who are Army certified to provide full-day, part-day, hourly, evening, weekend, special needs, and long-term child care in their homes. FCC Providers offer programs for children who are children 4 weeks - 12 years old. FCC has the advantage of low child to adult ratios, flexible hours, and family settings.

FCC offers
-- Army certified homes on and off the installation
-- Clearances/training/program/ratios
-- Independent contractors--set own hours
-- Extended hours and long-term care available
-- List available upon registration


School-Age Care (SAC)
The SAC program offers before and/or after school care for youths 1st-5th Grade. Full day programs are offered during school-out days, but all sites are closed on Federal Holidays.

Walker SAC - Bldg. 85018 Warrior Way
Phone: 254-287-4948
Grades: 1st-5th
Hours: 5:30 am - 6 pm
Programs: Care provided Before & After School, Full Day on school-out days, and Winter, Spring & Summer Camps
Servicing School(s): Meadows Elementary

Muskogee SAC
Bldg. 52973 Tank Destroyer
Phone: TBA
Grades: 1st-5th
Hours: 5:30 am - 6 pm
Programs: Care provided Before & After School, Full Day on school-out days, and Winter, Spring & Summer Camps
Servicing School(s): Duncan, Hobby, Montague, and Clarke Elementary

Sites located in on-post elementary schools provide Before & After School Care as well as Full Day Care on school-out days. Winter, Spring & Summer Camps will be offered at Walker or Muskogee SAC. Call 254-287-4948 for details.

Elementary School Sites:
• Clarke Elementary SAC
• Clear Creek Elementary SAC
• Duncan Elementary SAC
• Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary SAC
• Montague Village Elementary SAC
• Venable Village Elementary SAC
**Duncan, Hobby, Montague, and Clarke Elementary SAC sites will close upon the opening of Muskogee SAC in 2012.

Visit Parent Central Services for more information about registering for one of these great child care programs!


Kids On Site Program (KOS)
The Kids On-Site (KOS) program provides on-site child care during meetings and social gatherings that meet the needs of the Fort Hood community. These events may include, but are not limited to: Enlisted and Officers’ Spouses’ Club events, volunteer appreciation luncheons, religious functions, memorial services, deployment briefings, marriage retreats, Town Hall and Family Readiness Group (FRG) meetings. All children participating in the KOS program must be registered with Child, Youth & School Services.

Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) provides qualified, well trained staff to care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years during the event. KOS increases the capability of Child Development Services hourly care program as well as making meeting attendance more attractive to parents, with the convenience of on-site child care.

Organizations wishing to take advantage of KOS during their meetings can make arrangements though the CYSS Outreach Services office.

Reservation Procedures:
Please email your request to our distribution email HERE

Please include the following:
1. Date
2. Time
3. Organization name
4. Purpose of meeting
5. Estimated number of children
6. Location
7. POC.
Reservations must be received 2 weeks in advance.

KOS child care is available at no cost for mandatory deployment meetings. Deployed units are also eligible for up to 3 hours of no cost child care for regular monthly FRG meetings.

Care must be provided at approved locations only (contact the KOS office for a list of approved locations)

Child care arrangements must be coordinated by the unit FRSA, unit Family Readiness Liaison, or Commander.

Once care has been requested and scheduled, please bring the following to the CYSS Outreach Services office no later than 72 working hours before the event: completed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and RSVP (see links below). Once the RSVP is received, KOS administration will check children’s names against the CYSS database and contact the requesting POC regarding the registration status of children listed on the RSVP.

If parents did not reserve a slot for their child, or if they completed/updated their CYSS registration after the RSVP was submitted, they will need to bring their child’s current CYSS registration packet in order to receive child care as a walk-in (care space is not guaranteed and will be provided only if space is available; child care providers cannot exceed Army regulated adult-child ratios).

  1. Kids On Site SOP
  2. Parent Information
  3. RSVP for Requesting Organizations

For more information, call 287-7438.


Babysitter Referral

Adult and teen military Family members age 13 years and older looking to expand and market themselves for babysitting jobs can be placed on the babysitter's referral list. A background check is required and teens must have parent permission.

Military parents needing babysitters must complete a Babysitter Statement of Understanding. Upon completion of this form, parents will receive a list of babysitters. Parents will make arrangements directly with the babysitter. All arrangements and fees for care are between the parent and babysitter.

Teen Requirements:
Once a background check is complete, teens must provide certification of completion from either the 4-H Babysitter Training class or Red Cross Babysitter Training class, valid CPR/First Aid certification, and the parental permission form in order to be added to the CYSS Babysitter Referral List. CYSS offers the Babysitter course to eligible teens, including CPR/First Aid training, free of charge. Visit our website for a current class schedule of contact the SKIESUnlimited office at 287-4592.

Adult Requirements:
Adults must provide certification of completion from either the 4-H Babysitter Training class or Red Cross Babysitter Training class, valid CPR/First Aid certification, and submit to a background check in order to be added to the CYSS Babysitter Referral List.

Current CYSS caregivers can use their completed training. Enroll in the Teen Babysitting classes at Parent Central Services, located in Bldg 121, or online at

Adult applications, teen parental permission forms, and background clearance forms can be found at Parent Central Services, Bldg 121.


Volunteer Childcare in Unit Settings (VCCUS)

This volunteer-based childcare program allows for on-site care during meetings and events organized by military units, Army Community Service groups or Family and Welfare & Recreation.

Through VCCUS, Outreach Services will provide childcare training to volunteers from the military unit or organization. Therefore, the program is designed to allow the exchange of free and temporary childcare services during unit sessions when the demand for childcare is high, or when Child Development Center services are not available.

Parents and guardians of children in VCCUS must be attending the same on-post function, and must remain at the site while their child is under volunteer care. Units that are interested in the VCCUS program may call Outreach Services at 254-287-8029 or 254-288-3189.

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CYSS Construction Projects - Building to Serve: One Brick at a Time
Fort Hood CYSS is expected to open nine new facilities to assist in reducing the conflict between the military mission workforce requirements and parental responsibilities. The availability of facilities, predictability of facility layout and design, and the consistency of facility standards across the Army and the Department of Defense have contributed to our programs being a model for the nation. more...
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