About CYS Services

Welcome to CYS

Child and Youth Services (CYS) provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Within CYS you will find something to meet your children’s needs, including:

  • Full, part time or hourly child care
  • Before/after school care
  • Camps
  • Programs for your middle school and teen youth
  • Instructional classes
  • Workforce preparation opportunities
  • Sports and fitness activities 

Today’s CYS programs, deemed a "model for the nation" by Presidential acclaim, continue to operate on these cornerstones:

  • Quality – Child care is DoD-certified and nationally accredited
  • Availability – Child care is available on- and off-post
  • Affordability – Fees for various programs are competitively priced and affordable regardless of sponsor's income
  • Accountability - To safeguard the Army's resources by efficient management oversight, good fiscal stewardship, reducing waste and protecting assets of programs and services to Soldiers and their Families.
CYS Volunteer

CYS Volunteer

Parent volunteers are a very important resource for CYS. Registered children/youth benefit immensely from the knowledge and skill that volunteers provide to our programs. We're looking for enthusiastic people who want to help out, sharing their talents assisting and leading various activities such as reading to children, participating in field trips, making games, repairing toys, sewing with kids, etc.

Start by becoming a registered volunteer through Army Community Service's (ACS) Go-Volunteer to find out where your talents can be best used within CYS. By keeping track of your volunteer hours, you can qualify for Parent Participation Points.

Extracurricular Instructional Classes
For children 3 to 18 years of age

SKIES Unlimited stands for “School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” for the unlimited possibilities that this program provides children and youth: 

  • All participants must be registered with CYS
  • On-going enrollment for most classes (New students may need to wait for open enrollment)
  • Currently enrolled SKIES students will be automatically re-enrolled into the next session for most classes to retain their space. Payment for the session must be made before the first day of class.
  • Classes will be filled on a first paid basis.

Children and Youth that are currently registered in CYS may be able to enroll for some of the SKIES classes using WebTrac.

* Available at select communities

CYS Directory
Facility Name Address DSN Phone Commercial Phone
Parent Central Services 9800 Belvoir Road
Bldg. 200
(312)655-5555 +1 (703)805-5555
School Age Services 9800 Belvoir Road
Bldg. 200
(312)655-5555 +1 (703)805-5555
Youth Services 5850 Langfitt Loop
Bldg. 1003
(312)655-4515 +1 (703)805-4515
Youth Sports & Fitness 9500 Barlow Road
Bldg. 950
(312)655-9138 +1 (703)805-9138
JoAnn Blanks CDC 5901 Taylor Road
Bldg. 1207
(312)655-8770 +1 (703) 805-8770
North Post CDC 5925 Meeres Road
Bldg. 1745
(312)656-6540 +1 (703)806-6540
South Post CDC 5952 12th St
Bldg. 1028
(312)656-4347 +1 (703)806-4347
Woodlawn CDC 8770 Woodlawn Road
Bldg. 1805
(312)656-0350 +1 (703)806-0350
Fort Belvoir North CDC #1 7135 Barta Road, Bldg. 5023   +1 (703)806-6549
Fort Belvoir North CDC #2 7134 Barta Road, Bldg. 5024   +1 (703)806-6102
Rivanna CDC 2425 Defense Way, Bldg.2071   +1 (434)995-2128