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Child, Youth & School Services

Parent Central Services

Telephone: 301-677-1149/1156/1104
Fax: 301-677-1148
Address: Bldg. 1900 Reece Road, Fort Meade, Maryland 20755
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
(Last walk-in and appointment at 5:00pm)
Every third Wednesday of each month: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
(Staff training 8:00 am - 9:00 am)
Registration process takes approximately 40 minutes per child. Appointments are encouraged.
E-mail :

usarmy.meade.imcom-fmwrc.mbx.dfmwr-community-outreach@mail.mil

 

CYS Services is a network of systems and programs through which Fort Meade provides quality child and youth development options. These programs reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and unit mission requirements, support readiness and contribute to the quality of life of families.

Upcoming Events & Important Information

Fort Meade Parent Advisory Council Meeting

The council meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the Family Child Care conference room at 1900 Reece Road at 4 pm.

 

Links

pdf Parent Advisory Committee Minutes

pdf Parent Handbook

pdf Installation Child & Youth Operations Plan (ICYOP)

pdf 2014-2015 Garrison Fee Chart
     -- CDC 2 Week Vacation Option
     -- CDC 4 Week Vacation Option
     -- SAC Fee Chart

pdf 2010 Civilian Tax Notification for Civilian Patrons Utilizing Child Development Programs

pdf CYS Services Billing and Payment Calendar

 

Eligibility

Children of active duty military personnel, appropriated and non-appropriated Department of Defense (DOD) civilian personnel, reservists and National Guard on active duty or during inactive duty training (must submit active duty orders), and DOD contractors working on Ft. Meade may use services provided by CYS Services delivery systems.  Eligible patrons must produce a DoD ID Card for verification purposes (if patron is a contractor, must produce a CAC Card/Civilian Welfare Card with a memorandum from the employer stating sponsor works on Fort Meade). In addition to eligible patrons, children of military retirees are eligible to participate in the Middle School/Teen Open Recreation, SKIES and Sports.

WebTrac! Online Services!

CYS Services offers an online service to begin the registration process, to pay your child care bill and more. PCS will assign you an initial username and password. Once you sign in for the first time you will be asked to personalize your account and you will have access to all our online services which include: bill payment, tax forms, receipts, class sign-ups and much more. Please see our link on the left side of the page.

pdf Helpful Hints for online registration (WebTrac!)

 

New to Fort Meade?

If you are new to Fort Meade but have used CYS Services at another installation, you can ask that your child's file be transferred to CYS Services at Fort Meade. This will expedite the enrollment process at Fort Meade by having all of your information already in the system. For more information, please call Parent Central Services.

pdf What is CYMS Global Data Transfer?

Registration for CYS Services

pdf
What I Need to Know to Register for CYS Services?
     (Please contact Parent Central Services for more information.)

Waiting List Procedures

pdf Waiting List Policy

pdf Waiting List Application

 

Forms Required for Registration:

  • Valid ID- Active Duty, DoD Civilian; DoD Fort Meade Contractor must have Civilian Welfare (CWF) Card or CAC card along with a memorandum from employer stating sponsor works on Fort Meade.

  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Sponsors Social Security Number
  • Child’s Current Immunization Records for children age 0-5th grade
  • LES/Pay Stub for Sponsor and Spouse (must indicate a minimum of 25 hours per week or a letter from employer stating how many hours worked and salary if newly employed. For spouse, if paystub is less that 40 hours a week/80 hours every two weeks, the last three  paystubs will be needed) OR is spouse is a student, must have enrollment verification letter from school on letterhead. Class schedules will not be accepted.

  • Three (3) Local Emergency Contacts (other than sponsor or spouse)
  • Health Assessment/Sports Physical (required prior to participation in any Sports program)
  • Completed paperwork (can access forms below)
  • First Payment for center – based programs
    (first payment is equal to 10% of the monthly TFI category and will be credited toward the first month’s payment.  This first payment is non-refundable).

For your convenience, all the required forms to register your child are just a click away.

pdf Program Enrollment Packets(Please contact Parent Central Services for the packages.)

 

Child Development Center

Forms on WebTrack- Registration not required; you may sign on as a guest

Health Assessment/Sports Physical (sports physical needed at time of sports registration)

Health Screening Tool (if answer is “yes” to any questions, please see “Special Needs” below)

PDF Forms

pdf Ft. Meade CYS Services Registration Form(Please contact Parent Central Services for the form.)

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Information

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Instruction

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Form

pdf Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees (only for center-based programs)

 

Family Child Care

Forms on WebTrack- Registration required

Health Assessment/Sports Physical (sports physical needed at time of sports registration)

Health Screening Tool (if answer is “yes” to any questions, please see “Special Needs” below)

PDF Forms

pdf Ft. Meade CYS Services Registration Form(Please contact Parent Central Services for the form.)

pdf Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees (only for center-based programs)

 

School Age Care Center

Forms on WebTrack- Registration required

Health Assessment/Sports Physical (sports physical needed at time of sports registration)

Health Screening Tool (if answer is “yes” to any questions, please see “Special Needs” below)

PDF Forms

pdf Ft. Meade CYS Services Registration Form(Please contact Parent Central Services for the form.)

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Information

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Instruction

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Form

pdf Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees (only for center-based programs)

 

Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Forms on WebTrack- Registration required

Health Screening Tool (if answer is “yes” to any questions, please see “Special Needs” below)

PDF Forms

pdf Ft. Meade CYS Services Registration Form(Please contact Parent Central Services for the form.)

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Information

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Instruction

pdf 2014 Meal Benefits Application Form

pdf Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees (only for center-based programs)

 

Teen Center (9th – 12th Grade)

Forms on WebTrack- Registration required

Health Screening Tool (if answer is “yes” to any questions, please see “Special Needs” below)

PDF Forms

pdf Ft. Meade CYS Services Registration Form(Please contact Parent Central Services for the form.)

 

Youth Sports

Forms on WebTrack- Registration required

Health Assessment/Sports Physical (sports physical needed at time of sports registration)

Health Screening Tool (if answer is “yes” to any questions, please see “Special Needs” below)

PDF Forms

pdf Ft. Meade CYS Services Registration Form(Please contact Parent Central Services for the form.)

pdf Youth Sports Coaching Application

pdf Volunteer Agreement Form (DD 2793)

 

SKIESUnlimited

Forms on WebTrack- Registration required

Health Screening Tool (if answer is “yes” to any questions, please see “Special Needs” below)

PDF Forms

pdf Ft. Meade CYS Services Registration Form(Please contact Parent Central Services for the form.)

 

Special Needs

Children with Special Needs (i.e. asthma, allergies, developmental or behavior concerns) require medical documentation PRIOR to registering for any CYS Services programs.  If you answer “yes” to any of the questions on the Health Screening Tool, please complete the appropriate documentation. The documentation must be submitted to Parent Central Services and reviewed by the Community Health Nurse PRIOR to enrolling into a program.

Aaccess the forms through WebTrack- Registration required

Respiratory Medical Action Plan (Asthma)

Special Diet Statement (food allergies)

Allergy Medical Action Plan (any type of allergy)

Diabetes Medical Action Plan (diabetes)

Seizure Medical Action Plan (seizures)

 

Army Family Convenant

We recognize that the strength of our service members comes from the strength of their families.  Fort Meade Child, Youth & School Services is committed to providing families of services members quality childcare.

Eligibility:  Army Service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians in support of the Global War on Terrorism, (GWOT) mission and support an expeditionary Army at War.  A copy of the service member’s or Department of Defense orders will be needed to verify eligibility.

  • CYS Services Registration Fee is waived for all children/families registering for CYS Services.
  • Fees for hourly care will be provided at $2.00/hour per child for all Mission Levels and Wounded Warriors.
  • Provide free childcare for Family Readiness Group meetings or events, for up to three hours

Benefit Eligibility is based on Mission Category:

  • Mission Level I: Deployed Service members or Department of the Army Civilians (DACs) (includes 30 days before and 90 days after return)
  • Mission Level II: Unaccompanied Permanent or temporary change of station TDY (90-179 days)
  • Mission Level III: Rear Detachment Cadre
  • Families of Wounded Soldiers
  • Families of Fallen Soldier

Kids on Site Childcare

The Kids On Site program provides on-site child care during meetings and social gatherings that meet the needs of the Fort Meade community. These events may include, but are not limited to: Enlisted Spouses Club and Officers' Wives' Club events, volunteer appreciation luncheons, religious functions, deployment briefings, marriage retreats, Town Hall meetings, and Family Readiness Groups.

CYS Services 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.

Organizations wishing to take advantage of KOS during their meetings can make arrangements through Parent Central Services. Children must be registered with CYS Services in order to participate.  Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) must remain with their child (ren). 

Army Childcare in Your Neighborhood (ACCIYN)

The goal of ACCYN is to increase the availability of high-quality child care options for Army Families outside the gates of the installation. Families using these high-quality programs will be eligible for child care fees comparable to those on post through fee assistance.

These programs were created to add additional hourly slots that the Child Development Centers and Family Child Care homes could not handle during their normal business hours. They are also able to provide care during non-traditional business hours.  When a small number of children need care and hourly slots are not available at the CDC or through FCC then groups or units can contact the Outreach Program to set up STACC care. For more than 20 children the CDC can be opened after hours to provide a safe place for larger groups. For more than 30 it will be mandatory to go to the CDC in order to assure that the children’s safety is priority and the level of quality care is not compromised. These programs are designed to support readiness by providing childcare during family oriented sessions or meetings. By providing this alternative childcare CYS Services assist in improving the quality of life our soldiers and families have come to expect here at Fort Meade. Children must be registered with CYS Services in order to participate.

Parent Involvement Activities

Parents are considered an integral part of CYS Services and are encouraged to participate in significant aspects of programs, including program assessment, serving as volunteers and having frequent contacts with CYS Services personnel. Parents are also encouraged to provide advisory input concerning administrative policies and developmental programming to CYS Services Advisory Committees, which meet monthly.  Please stop by your child’s program and ask how you can earn a 10% monthly discount.

Baby-sitter Referral

Teen military Family members age 12 years – 18 years old looking 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 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.
If you are a teen or if you know of a teen who is interested in baby-sitting, please call Parent Central Services for registration information.

Volunteers

Why Volunteer?  There are many different reasons for you to start volunteering. You can get the satisfaction of helping others, learn about an activity or program that your child/ren may be involved in, improve your community, gain valuable insight of your child/ren’s daily routine, and earn parent participation points to receive a one month 10% fee reduction for selected activities!

Where Can I Volunteer?  CYS Services Sports, SKIES, Child Development Centers, School Age Center, Middle School and Teen Program.

What Can I Do as a Volunteer?  Coach team sports, volunteer for youth and teen center dances, storytime at Child Development Centers, attend Parent Advisory Committee Meetings, attend Parent Education Classes, chaperone field trips, and assist SKIES instructional classes (if interested in becoming a paid instructor, please contact SKIES director).

How Can I Become Involved?  Please inquire about volunteer opportunities at the CYS Services program of your choice.

pdf Volunteer Application

Sponsorship Opportunity
Sponsorship does not imply DOD, US Army, or Federal Government endorsement.