Childcare

JoAnn Blanks CDC

Monday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

5901 Taylor Road, Bldg. 1207
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
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Tel:
+1 (703) 805-8770 or +1 (703) 805-8771

Military DSN Tel:
(312)655-8770/8771

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North Post CDC

Monday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

5925 Meeres Road, Bldg. 1745
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (703)806-6540

Military DSN Tel:
(312)656-6540

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South Post CDC

Monday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

5952 12th St, Bldg. 1028
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
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Tel:
+1 (703)806-4347

Military DSN Tel:
(312)656-4347

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Woodlawn CDC

Monday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

8770 Woodlawn Road, Bldg. 1805
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (703)806-0350

Military DSN Tel:
(312)656-0350

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Family Child Care (FCC) Office Hours of Operation

Monday 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

9500 Barlow Road Bldg. 950
Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (703)805-9137 or +1 (703)805-9132

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Rivanna Station CDC

Monday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

2425 Defense Way, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Bldg. 2071
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Tel:
+1 (434)995-2128 or +1 (434)995-2129

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Rivanna Station is a sub-installation of Fort Belvoir located in Charlottesville Virginia, home to the U.S. Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center with elements of the following Intelligence Community organizations: selected components of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and others. Rivanna Station Child Development Center offers personnel within this community full day care services providing a safe and healthy environment for early childhood development and preschool programs.

 

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 1 September.

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

* Depending on school configuration

 

Out-of-School Time Learning Opportunities - EDGE!**
Ages 6-18

Program

Description

Art EDGE!

Promotes learning by-doing and focuses on the development of lifetime skills through exposure to the arts. Art EDGE! activities increase creative development while building self-esteem

Fit EDGE!

Educates and encourage children and youth to incorporate a healthier lifestyle through physical activity and nutritional awareness programs

Life EDGE!

Imparts upon children and youth skills needed for life-long growth as well as the exploration of future career fields

Adventure EDGE!

Encourages children and youth to embrace the outdoors and nature while being exposed to activities that stimulate relaxation

Use WebTrac to search for, enroll, and pay for programs, or visit Parent Central Services. All participants must be registered with Parent Central Services.

**Available at select communities.

Family Child Care-FCC: 4 weeks - Grades 5/6*

In-Home Child Care
Ages 4 Weeks - 12 Years

Army Family Child Care (FCC) is available both on-post and in government leased housing by trained childcare providers who work as home-based independent contractors for CYS Services.  FCC Homes provide full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in a home environment.

Why choose FCC?

        FCC Providers:

  • Pass stringent background checks and inspections
  • Receive intensive training and support
  • Are regularly visited and undergo scheduled and surprise inspections

        FCC Homes:

  • Offer programs designed to help prepare your child for school
  • Provide flexible hours to meet parent’s needs
  • Offer a comfortable family setting
  • Allow siblings to stay together
  • Allow younger and older children to learn from each other
  • Allow school-age children to remain in a neighborhood setting
  • Offer full-day, part-day or hourly options
  • May include 24-hour and long term care, evening and weekend care during TDY or short-term parental absences

Army FCC On-Line will connect you to the Family Child Care Office at the Army installation of your choice. Parent Central Services staff will issue you a password when you register. 

* Available at select communities and depending on school configuration

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 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) 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 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) 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' Night Out*

CYS offers parents a Friday or Saturday night out on the town for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide a snack and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.  

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Parents' Day Out*

CYS Services offers parents a day out on Friday or Saturday for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide meals and snacks and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.   

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Waiting List

It is sometimes necessary for families to be placed on a waiting list for child care if care is not readily available. The waiting period may be different for each program and age group. You may place your child(ren) on the waiting list by visiting Parent Central Services.

Child Development Center (CDC): 6 weeks - 5 years (Kindergarten)

Full Day/Hourly Care

Ages 6 weeks-Pre-school

 CDCs are on-post child care centers that offer full-day and hourly care for children in nationally accredited environments.

Program Description
Full Day 5 to 12 hours per day - services offered to children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old
After Kindergarten 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
School Age Centers (SAC): Grades 1-5/6*

Army School Age Centers provide care during:

  • After school/Kindergarten
  • 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 standard curricula through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

* Depending on school configuration

 

Out-of-School Time Learning Opportunities - EDGE!**
Ages 6-18

Program

Description

Art EDGE!

Promotes learning by-doing and focuses on the development of lifetime skills through exposure to the arts. Art EDGE! activities increase creative development while building self-esteem

Fit EDGE!

Educates and encourage children and youth to incorporate a healthier lifestyle through physical activity and nutritional awareness programs

Life EDGE!

Imparts upon children and youth skills needed for life-long growth as well as the exploration of future career fields

Adventure EDGE!

Encourages children and youth to embrace the outdoors and nature while being exposed to activities that stimulate relaxation

Use WebTrac to search for, enroll, and pay for programs, or visit Parent Central Services. All participants must be registered with Parent Central Services.

**Available at select communities.

Family Child Care: 4 weeks - Grades 5/6*
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 looking 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 Services 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  

 

Waiting List

It is sometimes necessary for families to be placed on a waiting list for child care if care is not readily available. The waiting period may be different for each program and age group. You may place your child(ren) on the waiting list by visiting Parent Central Services.

Military Child Care Fee Assistance
Online Registration & Payment

Start new registrations, make payments on your monthly childcare fees, reprint receipts and tax statements, or sign up for advertised SKIES Unlimited classes, Youth Sports or Special Activities. Log onto the Webtrac Payment System.

CSEFEL: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

 

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The Pyramid Model provides guidance for early childhood, special education and early intervention personnel, early educators, families and other professionals on evidence-based practices for promoting young children's healthy social and emotional development. The goal of the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Implementation in Army Child and Youth Programs is to ensure that staff members are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the social and emotional development of children and address challenging behavior.

 

Resources

The Teaching Pyramid (PDF)

The Pyramid Model provides guidance for early childhood, special education and early intervention personnel, early educators, families and other professionals on evidence-based practices for promoting young children's healthy social and emotional development. The goal of the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Implementation in Army Child and Youth Programs is to ensure that staff members are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the social and emotional development of children and address challenging behavior.

Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Tip Sheet (PDF)

Parents and families play an important role in nurturing their children’s social and emotional development. Supporting children’s social and emotional development can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time.

Social-Emotional Competence of Children (PDF)

There is growing evidence that social-emotional development is associated with better outcomes at home, at school, and in the community. Social-emotional development represents a child’s growing ability to interact with others, to form attachments and relationships, to identify and regulate emotions, and to feel confident exploring the environment.

 

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The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.

Fort Belvoir CYS Programs are sending Backpack Connection Series home monthly. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home.

The Backpack Connection Series includes handouts in four categories:

  • Addressing Behavior
  • Emotions
  • Routines and Schedules
  • Social Skills

Read the Backpack Series topics any time!

Topic
How to Understand the Meaning of Your Child’s Challenging Behavior 
How to Give Clear Directions
How to Use Social Stories to Teach Your Child
How to Help Your Child Stop Whining
How to Help Your Child Stop Biting
How to Use Positive Language to Improve Your Child’s Behavior
How to Help Your Child Recognize and Understand Jealousy
How to Help Your Child Understand and Label Emotions
How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Sadness
How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Anger
How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Disappointment
How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Frustration
How to Plan Activities to Reduce Challenging Behavior
How to Help Your Child Have a Successful Morning
How to Help Your Child Have a Successful Bedtime
How to Use Visual Schedules to Help Your Child Understand Expectations
How to Help Your Child Transition Smoothly Between Places and Activities
How to Teach Your Child to Appropriately Get Your Attention
How to Help Your Child Learn to Share
How to Help Your Child Manage Time and Understand Expectations
How to Help Your Child Learn to Trade

 

 Learn more on the CSEFEL website.

CYSS 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. 950
(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