Parent and Outreach Services

Hours of Operation

Monday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Contact

1743 Victory Avenue
West Fort Bliss

Tel:
+1 (915) 568-4374

Military DSN Tel:
(312)978-4374

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Making an Appointment

Registration is handled through an appointment system.

Please note:

  • Registration requires approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
  • You will need to show a valid military ID card, child's immunization record and current pay statement for all working family members.
  • Swipe cards will be used for full time care.
  • The registration is good for one year and is transferable to other Army installations.
  • Registration must be renewed each year.
  • File changes (ie: change in employment, change of address, spouse employment) must be reported to the Parent Central Office immediately.

1. Make an appointment at Parent Central Services by calling +1 (915)568-4374

Parent Central Services is your one stop shop for access to all CYS programs. This is where you will find the instructions and forms to enroll your children with CYS Services and to register for:

To streamline the process and save you time, review the instructions and complete the forms before making your visit to Parent Central Services.

Electronic transfer of registration: Have your family's CYS services records automatically transferred to your new location. Contact Parent Central Services for more information.

2. Complete Required Forms

3. Complete Additional Forms, if applicable

4. Bring required completed forms to your Parent Central Services Appointment.

Our expert staff will complete your registration electronically and issue your registration card and password for WebTrac.

5. Enroll in Programs

Use MWR Online Services (WebTrac) to pay household balances and search for, enroll, and pay for SKIESprograms. You can also visit Parent Central for enrollments, as well.

Child Care Wait List

The Installation will establish a Waiting List when the spaces for each child age group are filled and there are no additional spaces to offer. The Waiting List is limited to patrons who are still actively seeking child care.

When a space becomes available, patrons are offered a viable space. A viable space is defined as any opening within the CYS Services delivery system to include Child Development Centers, Family Child Care Homes, School Age Centers, Homes Off-Post and Community Based Programs.

Children transferring to the Installation whose parents have requested care prior to arrival are placed on the Projected Demand Sub-waiting List. This list is maintained by sponsor priority for care and date of request for care. Parents must update their information every 90 days to remain on the list.

CYS Registration

Register with CYS to start enjoying the wealth of programs and services we offer!

Eligible patrons include:

 

  • Active Duty military personnel 
  • DoD Civilian employees paid from either appropriated or non-appropriated funds
  • Reserve Component military personnel on Active Duty
  • Combat-related Wounded Warriors assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit
  • Surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident
  • Those acting in lieu of parents for the dependent child of an eligible patron
  • Eligible employees of DoD contractors, Retirees and others, on a space-available basis 

 

 

Registering Your Child in CYS

The first step to participating in CYS programs and activities is registration. Start your CYS registration by gathering up the needed paperwork with Webtrac online services, then finish up in person at Parent Central Services.

 

We’ll verify your eligibility (based on the sponsor’s status) at registration.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

  • Kids age – 0-12 years
    • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
    • Child Health Assessment - complete Parts A, B & C or Part A + school physical (due within 30 days of registration)
    • Family Care Plan for single/dual military only (due within 30 days of registration)
  • 6th grade – 12th grade:
    • CYS Teen Self  Registration Form
    • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725 (complete only if physician documented special needs)

 

After CYS registration, most of your information follows you from post to post, so you don’t have to start from scratch after each new PCS move.

 

Once you’re registered, enroll in popular programs like these – with the listed forms, available on WebTrac or in person at CYS Parent Central Services

 

  • Child Care (including Child Development Centers, Family Child Care and School Age Center)
    • Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees, DD 2652 (not applicable to hourly care)
    • USDA Income Eligibility Form
    • Current immunization record (up to five year olds, and school age kids not enrolled in public school)
    • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
    • Child Health Assessment (complete Parts A, B & C or Part A + school physical), due within 30 days of registration
    • Current immunization record (up to five year olds, and school age kids not enrolled in public school)

 

  • Kids on Site
    • CYS Health Screening Tool, DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
    • Child Health Assessment (complete Parts A, B & C or Part A + school physical), due within 30 days of registration
    • Current immunization record (up to five year olds, and school age kids not enrolled in public school)

 

  • Summer Camp (before 1pm) or Before School Supervision
    • Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees, DD 2652
    • CYS Health Screening Tool: DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725 (if identified during the registration process)

 

  • SKIESUnlimited
    • CYS Health Screening Tool: DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725

 

  • Youth Sports
    • CYS Health Screening Tool: DA 7625-1, Tool 1 or DA 7725
    • Health Assessment/Sports Physical (complete Parts A, B & C). Due before participation in all sports activities

 

We may also request a Medical Action Plan (MAP) if your child is diagnosed with allergies, diabetes, asthma/respiratory, seizures that require any rescue medications, or other conditions noted by Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT).

 

Parent Orientation

Once you’re registered with CYS and enrolled in a program, Parent Central Services schedules appointments to acquaint parents with their child’s program. These sessions are an important part of the enrollment process and are offered at times convenient to parents. Orientation highlights include:

  • Facility tour
  • Orientation of our programs and spaces
  • Review of rules of conduct and procedures
  • Opportunity to meet staff, care providers and key volunteers
  • Chance to complete required forms
  • Parent participation
Get on the Childcare Wait List (MilitaryChildCare.com)

Requesting care is a snap with MilitaryChildCare.com.

Military Child Care (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway enables families to search for and request care, manage their requests and update their profiles online. Once you create an account, you can start requesting care.

STEP 1: CREATE ACCOUNT

Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family, or to login using an existing username and password.

STEP 2: SEARCH AND REQUEST CARE

Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request for care.

STEP 3: MANAGE MY REQUESTS

You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.

STEP 4: UPDATE MY PROFILE

Keep your My Profile page up-to-date with important information.

Will I get a Wait List number or an indication of how long will it be?

Militarychildcare.com will provide you with an anticipated placement time for child care when you request care.

Child Care Fees

According to national law, child care fees military-wide are based on Total Family Income (TFI), which is how much the parents make. Families who make more end up paying more than those who make less.

Parent fees are determined during the enrollment process prior to enrolling in a regularly scheduled Child Development Center (CDC), Family Child Care Home (FCC), School Age Care (SAC) or Youth Program and annually thereafter. 

WebTrac offers easy bill payment, tax forms, receipts, class sign-ups and other convenient options. Payments for childcare can also be made at any CYS Child Development Center, School Age Center, and Parent Central Services.

Children with Special Medical Needs

We love our kids with special needs – and make every effort to include them in CYS activities and programs.

To do that, every installation convenes a Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT), which explores child care and youth supervision options for children and youth with special needs, including life-threatening conditions, functional limitations and diagnosed behavioral/psychological conditions.

The MIAT recommends child care and youth placement. It also determines reasonable accommodations and availability of services to support a child/youth’s special needs.

The MIAT includes parent(s), CYS Coordinator, Outreach Services Director, Army Public Health Nurse (APHN), and Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) manager.

Parent Participation

CYS needs parents, too! Want to get engaged with CYS? Here are some ways.

Parent Volunteers: Throughout the year, we need parents to help out with activities. The Parent Participation Program encourages parents to volunteer with CYS, assisting with special events and activities (like field trips, holiday events, and special curriculum programs), small group activities, and special projects (such as playground improvement, procurement of equipment, and administrative aid). Parent Participation Program volunteers can take advantage of reduced child care fees for regularly scheduled programs, too.

Parent Education: Want resources to help raise healthy children? Join us for a variety of parental education classes to enhance parenting skills.

Parent Advisory Council: If you’re interested in a leadership role, look into the Parent Advisory Board, which meets quarterly to discuss ways to enhance Child and Youth Programs.

Enrichment Programs

Don’t need childcare? We offer enrichment programs, too!

Here are some of our most popular on-post activities:

     Kids On Site! provides short-term hourly child care to parents attending on-post meetings or functions in the same or adjacent building.

     Parents on Site offers support services for parent co-ops, infant/toddler playgroups, and short-term care in unit settings by Family members in another unit or organization.

     CYSitters offers formal training for teens from adults who provide short term hourly child care for Families in their own homes. The training covers the skills needed to safely and appropriately care for children, including first aid and CPR, program activities, and the “business” of babysitting.

     School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills (SKIESUnlimited) includes a range of out-of-school classes in areas like music, dance, martial arts, gymnastics, technology, life skills, SAT prep and athletic experiences. 

     Deployment Support Services provides special options for eligible Army Service members, including deployed Soldiers, dependents of Army Fallen Warriors, and Army Wounded Warriors assigned to a Wounded Warrior Unit. If you’re deploying, contact your local Parent Central Services Office or your child’s program.

PCS'ing and Relocating

Transition of Child Records
 

Parent Central Services provides Army-wide transition assistance such as Global Data Transfer (GDT) of child records and accepts projected registrations for continued services. The system is designed to streamline the relocation process for military and civilian families. Standard data elements (such as names, birthdates, child health records, etc.) should follow each Family to their new duty assignments and make the local CYS registration procedure faster and easier.

Importing and exporting data for relocating families is part of the regular CYS in-and out-processing protocol.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What classes does CYS Services offer for parents?

2. How do I register for the CYS Services parent classes?

3. How do I become a part of the Parent Advisory Board?

4. How do I register for Parent Participation Plan/Points?

5. Where can I find the CYS Services forms?

Fees

Department of Defense (DoD) prescribes uniform fee regulations for all military child and youth programs. The fees are based on total family income and apply to all children who attend on a regular basis. The fee ranges are updated annually. Each year DoD instructs installation to increase fees based on estimates of inflation. Fort Bliss continues to attempt to minimize the impact on parents by providing a multi-child discount, offering volunteer and parent participation discounts. This year, families can earn up to 10% off their monthly child care costs by volunteering and participating in our programs. We commit to you that we will continue to provide quality and safe child care for our children.

Fee Schedule with 2 week vacation option

Fee Schedule with 4 week vacation option

Fee Schedule for Sports, SKIES, Hourly and Part-time

Before/After School and Camp Program Fees

CYS Fee Payment

Payments

  • Due in advance of the service to be provided.
  • Are considered late after 1800 on the 5th business day after and including the 1st and 15th of each month.
  • A late fee of $5 will be automatically assessed after the 5th day.
  • Households in arrears 45 days will be placed in a delinquent status and your children will be suspended from services until the household balance is satisfied.
  • Parents enrolling during the month will have their fees prorated for that month.
  • Families who PCS before the end of the month can have their fees for that month prorated with a two week notification of their last day.
  • All federal holidays, spring and winter breaks have been calculated into the structure of the fees, therefore no credit will be given.
  • Fees paid guarantee your child's space in the CYS program as long as the fees are paid in advance.
CYS Emergency Designee Policies
  • CYS requires two local emergency contacts.
  • Parents will provide updated information to Parent Central annually.
  • Single and Dual Military families must have a designated short time provider.
  • Parents are given 30 days from the date of registration to provide the name, address and phone number of the Short Term care provider to Parent Central or services will be terminated.
  • Single and Dual Military families must submit their Family Care Plan (DA5305) within 30 days of registration or services will be terminated.
USDA

The Child & Youth Services programs are operated in accordance with U. S. Department of Agriculture policy which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex age, handicap, political beliefs, religion or national origin. More information may be obtained here or from the Office of Equal Opportunity, USDA, Washington, D.C. 20250. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should inform the Director. Unresolved complaints should then be addressed to the CYSS Coordinator. You also have the option of contacting the Equal Employment Office here at Ft. Bliss or you may write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 20250.

Accreditation

Fort Bliss Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation's Logan and Main child development centers are accreditated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children or NAEYC.

Fort Bliss' centers are the two largest centers in the area to achieve accreditation offering full-day, hourly and infant care. Nationally, approximately 7 percent of early childhood programs have been accredited with nearly 15,000 programs currently engaged in seeking accreditation.

In obtaining accreditation, programs undergo an intensive self-study, collecting information from parents, teachers, administrators and classroom observations. NAEYC early childhood professionals then conduct an on-site visit to validate the self-study results. Finally, a commission of national experts independently review the information and either grant or defer accreditation. Once awarded, the NAEYC accreditation is valid for three years.

According to Virgetta Johnson, the former Main CDC Director, The heart of NAEYC accreditation focuses on the child's experience. The process carefully considers all aspects of a program including health and safety, staffing, staff qualifications and physical environment. The greatest emphasis is on the children's relationships with the staff and how the program helps each child grow and learn intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

Both centers proudly display NAEYC's torch emblem the sign of NAEYC accreditation. Parents who look for the torch when choosing childcare or early education programs for their children will find programs that have made a commitment to excellence for young children and families.

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