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Parent Central Registration, Building 44401, 44th Street

Rosalind Wesley - Chief, Child Youth & School Services,
(706) 791-6494

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ATTENTION

Effective 1 July 2014, all seventh grade students and new Georgia entrants in grades eight through twelve have new vaccination requirements.
Georgia students must have a Tdap booster shot and a Meningococcal Disease vaccination.
Please check with your primary care physician or Eisenhower Army Medical Center at 706-787-7300 to schedule an appointment.


Welcome

Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) is a network of systems and programs through which Fort Gordon 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 family life.


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Our Philosophy at Fort Gordon, Georgia

We are committed to providing quality childcare and youth services programs to the Fort Gordon military community through a seamless system of programs and services.

Our Child and Youth development programs exist to promote the positive, healthy development of young people. We understand that through interesting, challenging, and developmentally appropriate experiences, children and youth are able to reach their full potential.

Our philosophy is based on the idea that children and youth learn practical life skills through programs and activities that emphasize fun, play, action, group and individual challenges. Our clubs, teams, celebrations, social events, and volunteer work are all vehicles to get young people involved in positive activities that promote learning.

Caring adults play an essential role in the healthy development of children and youth. As a registered member of Fort Gordon CYSS, your child is the priority, and we will advocate for you and your child.

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Parent and Outreach Services

Building 44401, 44th Street
Connie Preston - Outreach Services Director
Phone: (706) 791-4455 or (706) 791-4722
Fax: (706) 791-8381

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
| 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Parent Central Services

Building 44401, 44th Street
Connie Preston - Outreach Services Director
(706) 791-4455 or (706) 791-4722

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday | 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Children wishing to participate in any of the Child & Youth Services programs must register in the central registration system. Registration is FREE for all Child and Youth Services patrons.

Please enroll or download needed forms from the following website to expedite the registration process:
https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/gordoncyms.html

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD
Welcome to Child, Youth and School Services, Fort Gordon.  To make your registration process easier, please have the following required documents with you at the time of your registration:
Proof of eligibility (Military or Civilian ID Card, Legal Documentation of Guardianship)
Children/youth eligible to use CYSS services are those under the legal guardianship of active duty military personnel, Appropriate Fund (APF) and Nonappropriated Fund (NAF), Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, reservist on active duty, or during inactive personnel training, and DoD contractors.
Proof of immunizations (children/youth up to age 13)
Childs Social Security Card
Birth Certificate or Passport or DoD dependant ID card for child/youth
LES or Pay voucher for both Parents (for fulltime child care or before and afterschool care)
The Names and Phone Numbers of at least two emergency contacts.  (One must be local and able to pick up in an emergency)  Three emergency contacts must be on file within 30 days of registration.
At the time of your registration you will be asked to complete with signature:
DoD form 2652, Application for DoD Child Care Fees
USDA CACFP Enrollment Form
DA FORM 7625-1, Special Needs Form
Within 30 days of registration you will need to bring to Central Registration or your CYSS Facility:
Health Assessment / Sport Physical Form
Health Assessment can be updated at re-registration for a total of three years – Sport Physical MUST be completed annually and turned in at the time of registration for sports. Sports registrations require proof of age (birth certificate or Military ID card)
Single and Dual Military must have a Family Care Plan (DA Form 5305-R) turned into CER or facility with the designated short term care provider listed in CYMS.
For Re-Registration please bring updated shot records, current LES or pay stubs, review Health Certificate, new signatures  required on Special Needs Form (if applicable), USDA and DoD Fee form.

Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP): If your child/youth has allergies, asthma, special diet considerations, or has been diagnosed with any other physical or psychological condition, he or she must have all documentation reviewed by our Public Health Nurses. Some cases may be granted an interview with the SNAP Team. This team of child care professionals, CYSS staff and counselors will determine how CYSS can best meet the needs of your child/youth.

During the registration process, your CYSS representative will be able to provide you with a Special Needs Placement Request Form (7625-1). This form must be completed and returned to the Parent Central Services Office before completion of the process.

SNAP meetings are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, and parents are required to attend.

Program Orientations: CYSS representatives will schedule program orientations at the designated facility, for every new family, during registration.

Parent Central Services is committed to providing you with the very best service. For more information, please call (706) 791-4455 or (706) 791-4722.

Youth Sponsor Request Form (doc)


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Outreach Services

Outreach Services is the gateway to Child, Youth, & School Services (CYSS). Outreach Services centralizes the coordination of child care services within the local community and offers several programs. Please take advantage of Parent’s Day Out and Parent’s Night Out on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Also, Outreach Services is honored to help support our Military families through providing childcare for events and special activities.

We also provide the following services for Fort Gordon CYSS families:

CYSS Referral Services
Parent Education Classes
Baby sitting training and referral
Volunteer Coordination
Assistance with Family Care Plans
Short Term Alternative Child Care (STACC)
Kids on Site! on-site childcare at Gordon Fitness Center (pdf)
Parent's Day/Night Out PDO/PNO (pdf)
Volunteer Child Care in Unit Settings (VCCUS)
Special Interest programs
Special Openings for unit functions
Youth Sponsorship
Parent & Youth Advisory Council
SKIES Unlimited - Extracurricular Classes

 

Parents' Day Out / Parents' Night Out (PDO / PNO):

Click here for the 2014 Calendar

  • A meal will be served at 12:00 p.m. at PDO, and 7:30 p.m. at PNO
  • Open to children / youth, ages 6 weeks to 17 years old.
  • All children / youth who attend must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services.
  • The fee is $20.00 per child.
  • Fees may be paid at any CYSS facility, or on Webtrac online.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration.
  • No refunds or fee transfers will be issued.
  • AFC benefits can be applied for qualified families (e.g., deployed & WTB).
  • Pick up late fee: $1.00 per minute after a five minute grace period.
  • Call (706) 791-4722/4455 for more information.

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SKIESUnlimited Instructional Programs combines the

Schools of
Knowledge,
Inspiration,
Exploration and
Skills

for the Unlimited learning possibilities this exciting initiative offers CYSS children and youth.

SKIESUnlimited provides a four-school framework:

  • School of Academic Skills, Mentoring & Intervention
  • School of Arts, Recreation & Leisure
  • School of Life Skills, Citizenship & Leadership
  • School of Sports, Fitness & Health

SKIESUnlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth from infancy to adolescence i.e., four weeks through the end of their senior year in high school.

For more information about current and upcoming classes and fees please contact:
Grace Smith - Instructional Program Specialist
(706) 791-0718 or (706) 791-1046
Building 18407, 19th Street (CDC West)

Payment is due at the time of registration. (AFC benefits can be applied for qualified families (e.g., deployed & WTB)

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Child Development Center

Building 45300, 45th Street
Scellstine Weaver - Director, (706) 791-2701

Monday-Friday | 5:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Our Vision: Army Child Development Centers (CDC) are known as the "benchmark for the Nation" and we are committed to upholding this national statement, while supporting the families of the Fort Gordon community. The Ft. Gordon CDC will provide a consistent, safe, and nurturing environment for children. Our curriculum and age appropriate activities, will promote the social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive growth of your child. All programs are staffed with competent, trained and nurturing Program Assistants and Education Technicians.

Our services:

  • Full day developmental programs are offered for infants, pre-toddlers, toddlers, and preschool children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age.
  • Hourly Care reservations are available for parents who are in need of care on an intermittent basis for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age (all year) and children ages 7 to 12 years of age (during the school year while school is in session). All non-full day patrons are authorized up to 24 hours of care per week, per child in the hourly program.
  • Before School Programming is offered for all children who attend Pre-K or Kindergarten and need care before the school day begins. We offer transportation to most schools off post and all children who attend Freedom Park.

Pre-K Annex
The Pre-K Annex houses the 3 GA Pre-K programs that we sponsor. GA Pre-K is a mostly lottery-funded program offered to all children who are going to Kindergarten the following fall.

  • After School Programming is available at the Pre-K building for all children who need care after their Pre-K or Kindergarten school day. We do offer transportation from most schools in the area (off post) and all children who attend Freedom Park.

Come learn and play with us! Please call (706) 791-2701 for an appointment.

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Child Development Center East

Building 290, Hospital Road
Tasha Martin - Facility Director, (706) 791-8707

Monday-Friday | 5:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed Weekends & Holidays)

Our Vision: Army Child Development Centers (CDC) are known as the "benchmark for the Nation" and we are committed to upholding this national statement, while supporting the families of the Fort Gordon community.

CDC East

The Ft. Gordon CDC East provides a consistent, safe, and nurturing environment for children. Our curriculum and age appropriate activities promote the social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive growth of your child. All programs are staffed with competent, trained and nurturing Program Assistants and Education Technicians.

Full Day Program:

  • Provides care for children six weeks through Kindergarten age who require care on a regular basis.
  • Monthly fees for full day programming are based on Total Family Income IAW DoD Fee Policy.

Hourly Care Program:

  • Designed as a childcare option for parents with short-term or irregular needs.
  • The center prefers to accept reservations in advance, although some drop-in spaces are available.
  • Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All non-full day patrons are authorized up to 24 hours of care per week, per child in the hourly program.
  • There is a minimum 2 hour charge for all families taking advantage of the Hourly Care Program
  •  A “No-Show” late fee will be applied if applicable

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The CDC East offers the Strong Beginnings Program

  • The Army’s Strong Beginnings Pre-K is a program designed to prepare children to be successful to enter school.
  • The Strong Beginnings curriculum focuses on the social, emotional, and physical development of children
  • Equips children with the basic academic and “Kindergarten Classroom Etiquette” skills to enhance “school readiness.”
  • Students must be 4 years old by September 1st of the current calendar year.
  • CYSS enrollment is required
  • Cost is according to Total Family Income IAW DoD Fee Policy.

 

Child Development Center West

Building 18407, 19th Street
Tasha Martin - Facility Director, (706) 791-0718

Monday-Friday | 5:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed Weekends & Holidays)

Our Vision: Army Child Development Centers (CDC) are known as the "benchmark for the Nation" and we are committed to upholding this national statement, while supporting the families of the Fort Gordon community.

CDC West


The Ft. Gordon CDC East provides a consistent, safe, and nurturing environment for children. Our curriculum and age appropriate activities promote the social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive growth of your child. All programs are staffed with competent, trained and nurturing Program Assistants and Education Technicians.

Full Day Program:

  • Provides care for children six weeks through Kindergarten age who require care on a regular basis.
  • Monthly fees for full day programming are based on Total Family Income IAW DoD Fee Policy.

Hourly Care Program:

  • Designed as a childcare option for parents with short-term or irregular needs.
  • The center prefers to accept reservations in advance, although some drop-in spaces are available.
  • Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All non-full day patrons are authorized up to 24 hours of care per week, per child in the hourly program.
  • There is a 2 hour charge for all families taking advantage of the Hourly Care Program
 A “No-Show” late fee will be applied if applicable

 


Family Child Care

Building 44401, 44th Street
(706) 791-4440
Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Family Child CareFamily Child Care (FCC) is a cost effective child care delivery system which allows provision of child care without large expenditure facilities. FCC reduces the burden on center-based programs by providing 24 hour and long-term care during mobilization and training exercises.

FCC providers receive the same competency-base training as the Child Development Center (CDC) program assistances. Both the provider and the FCC home are certified by Child and Youth Services before children may be enrolled for care. All homes undergo periodic inspections by the following agencies: Signal Branch Safety Office, Fire Prevention, and Preventive Medicine.

Baby SignsBaby Signs: Fort Gordon Main Child Development Center and the Family Child Care Program are pleased to announce that they are now implementing the Baby Signs program in their infant and toddler curriculum. For information on the next parent workshop for CYSS patrons, call Betty Exume’ at (706) 791-4790 or (706) 791-2701.

For more information about FCC, please call (706) 791-4440.

FCC Brochure

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School Age Services

School Age Center

Building 45410, 46th Street

(706) 791-5127

Monday-Friday | 5:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Fort Gordon School Age Center (SAC) Program is designed to accommodate children 6-10 years of age. SAC encourages physical, emotional, and social development through the following service areas:

  • Sports, Fitness, and Health Options: football, basketball, baseball, bowling, dance, and healthy lifestyle activities.

  • Life Skills, Citizenship, and Leadership Opportunities: Character Counts, 4-H monthly community club and weekly 4-H clubs: Photo Tech Club, Performing Arts Club, Cooking Club, Sewing Club, and Art Club.

  • Art, Leisure and Recreation Activities: painting, sculpture, arts and crafts, video games, foosball, skeeball, billiards, air hockey, board games, field trips to local recreation spots, and museums.

  • Mentoring, Intervention, and Support Services: Homework Center, Youth Technology Lab, Smart Moves, and Ultimate Journey Science Club.

Before and After School Program (Grades 1-5)
Monday-Friday | 5:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Program is closed on Weekends and Federal holidays.

Fees are based on total combined family income. All participants must be registered with Fort Gordon Child, Youth and School Services. For registration information, call (706) 791-4722. For program information, call (706) 791-7575 or (706) 791-5127.

Van Transportation Available...  Baker Place Elementary, Bel Air Elementary, Brookwood Elementary, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Deer Chase Elementary, Diamond Lake Elementary, Euchee Creek Elementary, Grovetown Elementary, Jamestown Elementary, Lewiston Elementary, Meadow Brook Elementary, Sue Reynolds Elementary, Tobacco Road Elementary, and Willis Foreman Elementary. Limited spaces available. As we increase our participation numbers in the program, we will extend our transportation routes to include other schools. Placing your child’s name on the roster does not guarantee a slot. Van pick up and drop off is available for children entering Kindergarten who attend the before school program in building 44401 and the after school program in building 45400.

* Space is available for any child attending Freedom Park Elementary. These children will walk to and from school.

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School Liaison Officer

Building 44401, 44th Street

Melissa Barrickman
Columbia County SLO
Building 45410, 46th Street
(706) 791-4168

Melissa Kennedy
Richmond County & Aiken County, SC SLO
Building 44401, 44th Street
(706) 791-7270

Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SLO Website: http://www.gordon.army.mil/school_liaison
MCEC Website: http://www.militarychild.org/

The School Liaison Officer is the primary link between the military Family and the local school system.
It is our mission to help you find the resources you need to make informed decisions regarding your child’s education.

Fort Gordon is surrounded by three school systems: 
Aiken County (SC) www.aiken.k12.sc.us
Columbia County www.ccboe.net
Richmond County
www.rcboe.org

Where Do We Register Our Student for School?
Registration is completed at the school to which you are zoned. 
School zones and bus stop information can be found at the following links:

Richmond County: School Locator & Bus Information
Columbia County: School Locator & Bus Information
Aiken County: School Locator | Bus Information

Documents Required for Registration in GA:
  • Immunization Record (on a GA Form)
  • Eye, Ear, and Dental Record (on a GA Form)
  • Birth Certificate (Certified Copy; Pre-K and Kindergarten Students need an official birth certificate)
  • Proof of GA Residency (Lease or Utility Bill)
  • Student’s Social Security Card
  • A Copy of Student’s Last Report Card
  • Withdrawal Paper (from Previous School)

School Registration in South Carolina requires a birth certificate, student’s social security card, immunization card/form, and proof of residency. For complete Immunization requirements, please call
(800) 27-SHOTS or visit www.scdhec.net.

School Screenings: Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center provides school screenings for military dependants. This does not include sports physicals. To make an appointment for a school screening, please call (706) 787-7155 or (706) 787-9210.


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Helpful Resources & Websites:
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA)
Military Homefront
Home School Legal Defense Association
Tutor.com
Students at the Center
School Matters

 

We are committed to helping parents learn to advocate for their child’s academic success! For more information, please call (706) 791-7270 or (706) 791-4168.

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