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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 stand curricula through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA).

*Depending on school configuration

Hourly Care

Hourly Care will take place at CDC 614 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Available for youth from 6 weeks to Kindergarten. Cost is $5 per hour.

All children must be registered with CYS before they can attend the Hourly Care program. To register youth, contact Parent Central Services at +1 (573)596-0421 or +1 (573)596-0238.

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 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) 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 more 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) 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 Afternoon and Night Out

Parents Afternoon and Night Out is offered once a month at CDC 614 on the following dates/times:

  • Sunday afternoon from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Open to authorized personnel. Children must be registered with CYS.

Cost is $5 per child, per hour, infants through 5th grade. Payments must be made in advance when the reservation is made.

For more information call +1 (573)596-0120.

Waiting List

If you are interested in full-day or part-day child care, please visit to be placed on the waiting list for care.

Military Child Care 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.

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