Upcoming Events

Parent And Community Education Workshops through February 2015.

Phone: 907-353-7713 or 907-353-7826 Location: Building 1049 #2

Child Youth & School Services

Hours of Operation:

See Below


Hero in View

Sports Physical
Health Assessment

Registration Packet


Additional Child Packet

Special Needs Packet

Caring Professionals

Teen Registration
Packet- Grades 6-12


Hours of Operation:

Child Development Center I (CDC I)
Bldg. 4024, p 907-361-4190

M-F: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sa-Su: Closed

Child Development Center II (CDC II)
p 907-361-9056

Temporarily relocated to SAC, Bldg 4166
Hourly Care: M-F: 9am to 3pm

CYSS Parent Central Services
Bldg. 1049 #2, p 907-353-7713/7826

M-F: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sa, Su: Closed

School Age Center (SAC)
Bldg. 4166, p 907-361-7394

M-F: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sa-Su: Closed

School Liaison SERVICES
Bldg. 4109, p 907-361-9377

M-F: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sa-: Closed

Youth Center
Bldg. 4109, p 907-361-5437

M-F: 2 to 8 p.m.
Sa/Su: Closed

Youth Sports
Bldg. 4109, p 907-353-7482

M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sa/Su: Closed

School Support Services

The School Support Services (SSS) assists Ft. Wainwright families living both on and off Post with school related issues. The SSS can assist you in locating points of contact in the schools and makes referrals as appropriate. If you are leaving Ft. Wainwright, SSS can also provide information about school districts in the area you are PCSing to and help make the transition smoother.

For more information:

Educational Resources

Local School District

Moving Away?

Program Overview
Ft. Wainwright Army Child, Youth and School Services’ mission is to promote readiness by reducing conflict between parental responsibilities and unit missions by providing quality programs for children of military, DOD civilian sponsors or government contractors. CYS Services has a variety of programs to serve you and your family.
Parent Central Services
Before children can receive any services on post they must be registered with Central Registration. Currently the yearly registration fees are paid through Army Family Covenant. You may walk in or call for an appointment to register your children.
Child Development Centers
CDC I bldg 4024 and II bldg 4176 are fully accredited programs through the National Association for the Education of Young Children, certified by the Department of Defense and follow the USDA food program nutritional guidelines.
Full Day Program
The full day program serves children six weeks through pre-kindergarten.  This program is developmental with learning centers set up for children to have opportunities to learn through play and exploration.  

Part Day Program
The program offers two, three and five day sessions each week. Morning and afternoon classes are available depending on enrollment. Each session consists of three hours of enrichment.

Part Day Pre-school is for children 3-5 years of age. We offer M-W-F and T-Th morning classes and M-F afternoon classes. Children must be registered with Parent Central Services to attend.

To enroll parents need to contact Parent Central Services at 907-353-737

Hourly Care Program
Hourly Care available at the SFAC Childcare Room (3414 Rhineland)

Hours of operation: M-F 8-12, and 1300-1700
CLOSED during LUNCH (12-1300).

Limited Space available. Call 907-353-7713 to reserve space, reservations available up to two weeks in advance.

Hourly Care is also available in several Family Child Care homes on post. Most homes offer care between 0600 and 1800 daily. If you are interested in receiving a list of eligible homes please call 907-353-6266 or 907-353-7713.

Parents will hand carry a copy of their child's file to each reservation. Copies will be made at Parent & Outreach Services, bldg 1049, Apt 2.

School Age Services (SAS)
Offering National Afterschool Alliance accredited services to children in Kindergarten through sixth grades, SAS provides before and after school care with age-appropriate, child-centered activities. Stimulating activities are offered in a variety of environments which include, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, games, technology, performing arts, science and a homework assistance program. A full size gymnasium is used by all ages for their physical development. The program provides opportunities to participate in 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America activities. SAS is also open full time during the summer and during school breaks to offer camps with a variety of activities and field trips.

Family Child Care (FCC)
For parents looking for a “home away from home” family child care is the best. Care is given in a certified provider’s home, which must meet safety, fire and health standards. Providers undergo professional training in infant/child CPR, first aid, child guidance techniques and developmentally appropriate activities. The USDA food program provides nutritional guidelines. Homes are monitored and inspected on an on-going basis by FCC staff who are trained to assist providers with establishing and following individual programs.

If you are providing childcare for more than ten hours a week in government quarters, Army regulations require you be certified as a Family Child Care Provider. The FCC staff will get you the training required.

Phone: 907-353-9544 Location: Bldg 1049 #1.

Youth Services (YS)
Youth grades 6th through 12th are offered both structure and pure recreation in the pursuit of personal physical fitness, team sports, life skills, leisure time, technology and the arts. Youth Services is active in Boys & Girls Clubs of America in addition to fostering 4-H programming as well. Youth Services is currently featuring the Bat Cave movie theater, skate park and paintball arena. Popular clubs include ecology, cooking and technology. Homework and Tech labs are open daily with both learning and tutorial resources in addition to hands on tutelage.

The Hired Apprenticeship Program provides 15 to 18 year-old youth with meaningful, professionally-managed career-exploration opportunities in Morale, Welfare and Recreation operations.

The Hired Apprenticeship Program offers valuable, paid work experience and training to better equip each participant with skills needed for a highly-competitive job market. For more information, call 907-361-9897

Give your children the EDGE! with out-of-school opportunities. The program is designed for 11 to 18 year-old children and youth to experience, develop, grow and excel by participating in "cutting edge" art, fitness, life skills and adventure activities, known as Art EDGE!, Fit EDGE!, Life EDGE!, and Adventure EDGE! Programs are offered on a monthly basis and are free to youth 11 to 18. For more information, call 907-361-9897.
Youth Sports
Children between the ages of five and eighteen can be kept busy with the many team and individual sports offered by CYSS Sports and Fitness. Through these activities youth engage in healthy physical activity, make friends, learn social and athletic skills as well as good sportsmanship. Sports offered include, but are not limited to, bowling, indoor soccer, outdoor soccer, t-ball, baseball, flag football, basketball and cheerleading. In addition, Start Smart Sport Development Programs are available to teach basic skills for youth ages three through seven.
Outreach Services
Outreach Services offers a variety of programs in support of military Families. Short Term Alternate Care, Volunteer Child Care in a Unit Setting and Special Openings sessions are organized through the OS office. Children with special needs are serviced through Outreach Services. OS works directly with these families enrolling in CYS Services and is able to make a seamless transition for those transferring to a new installation. Volunteer registration, referrals and training are also coordinated through the OS office.
Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills, SKIES, offers a wide variety of instructional programs for children three months through eighteen years of age. Classes are offered on a monthly basis. Swimming, horseback riding, driver’s education, instruments, Spanish and much more! If your sponsor is deployed, you qualify for 32 weeks of SKIES classes per deployment cycle per child through Army Family Covenant.

CYSS encourages the involvement of parents through the Parent Youth Advisory Council. The council meets monthly to review and discuss CYSS services, procedures and policies and then makes recommendations for improving services. PYAC helps to facilitate parent education and involvement opportunities and participates in DoD certification and national accreditation processes for CYSS programs.


CACFP: Child and Adult Care Food Program
Fort Wainwright Child Care Center and Family Day Care Homes (FDCH) participate in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a Federal Program that provides healthy meals and snacks to all children receiving day care. The goal of the CACFP is to improve the health and nutrition of children while promoting the development of good eating habits and the furtherance of nutrition education.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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