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CYS Discount Program

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A Different Way to Serve

Fort Carson Child and Youth Services (CYS) provides the “Gold Standard” in childcare and youth out of school options for Soldiers and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians. Professional staff care for children and Youth with consistent, effective, and safe programs in state-of-the-art facilities. Contributing to building and enhancing military readiness, retention and family resilience.

CYS Direct Care employees receive:
    • 50% discount for children in care.
    • PRIORITY PLACEMENT for childcare needs (guaranteed care, NO wait list).
    • Benefits package for part-time and full-time employees.
    • CYS will also pay the cost for staff members to earn a Child Development Associates Credential, which makes them eligible for CYS Lead Positions.

HIRING NOW

Entry Level:
    • $16.70 /hr
With discount applied:*
    • $18.40 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.12 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level (Achieved after 3-6 months of employment, completing 4 courses in the Virtual Lab School):
    • $17.70 /hr
With discount applied:*
    • $19.41 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.12 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level (Achieved after 2-18 months of employment, completing an additional 11 courses in the Virtual Lab School):
    • $18.91 /hr 
With discount applied:*
    • $20.61 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.32 /hr with 2 children in care

*Averages based on a 40-hr work week. Savings will vary by category of income classification. The examples above are assuming a combined household income of $75,000 per year.

A family with a combined household income of $75,000 per year pays $547 per child, per month, for full-day care; with two kids, this means $1,094 per month. The CYS Discount program for Direct Care employees reduces this cost by 50% – which equates to an annual savings of $6,564 per year!

SAVINGS ESTIMATES

Select your family's combined household income range (including BAH) to view your estimated savings and salary rates.

$1 – $30,000 /year (CAT 1)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $1,512 with 1 child in care
    • $3,024 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $17.49 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $18.28 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $18.49 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $19.28 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $19.70 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.49 /hr with 2 children in care

$30,001 – $40,000 /year (CAT 2)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $1,746 with 1 child in care
    • $3,492 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $17.61 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $18.52 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $18.61 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $19.52 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $19.82 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.73 /hr with 2 children in care

$40,001 – $50,000 /year (CAT 3)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $2,136 with 1 child in care
    • $4,272 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $17.81 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $18.93 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $18.81 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $19.93 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $20.02 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.14 /hr with 2 children in care

$50,001 – $60,000 /year (CAT 4)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $2,610 with 1 child in care
    • $5,220 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.06 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $19.42 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.06 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.42 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $20.27 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.63 /hr with 2 children in care

$60,001 – $70,000 /year (CAT 5)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $3,102 with 1 child in care
    • $6,204 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.32 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $19.93 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.32 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.93 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $20.53 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.14 /hr with 2 children in care

$70,001 – $80,000 /year (CAT 6)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $3,282 with 1 child in care
    • $6,564 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.41 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.12 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.41 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.12 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $20.62 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.33 /hr with 2 children in care

$80,001 – $90,000 /year (CAT 7)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $3,624 with 1 child in care
    • $7,248 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.59 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.48 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.59 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.48 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $20.80 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.69 /hr with 2 children in care

$90,001 – $100,000 /year (CAT 8)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $3,702 with 1 child in care
    • $7,404 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.63 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.57 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.63 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.57 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $20.84 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.77 /hr with 2 children in care

$100,001 – $110,000 /year (CAT 9)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $3,804 with 1 child in care
    • $7,608 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.68 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.66 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.68 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.66 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $20.89 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.87 /hr with 2 children in care

$110,001 – $120,000 /year (CAT 10)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $3,882 with 1 child in care
    • $7,764 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.72 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.74 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.72 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.74 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $20.93 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.95 /hr with 2 children in care

$120,001 – $130,000 /year (CAT 11)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $4,068 with 1 child in care
    • $8,136 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.82 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $20.94 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.82 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.94 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $21.03 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $23.15 /hr with 2 children in care

$130,001 – $140,000 /year (CAT 12)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $4,224 with 1 child in care
    • $8,448 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.90 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.10 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.90 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.10 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $21.11 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $23.31 /hr with 2 children in care

$140,001+ /year (CAT 13)

Yearly savings estimates:
    • $4,356 with 1 child in care
    • $8,712 with 2 children in care

Savings added to hourly wages:
Entry Level:
    • $18.97 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $21.24 /hr with 2 children in care

Skill Level:
    • $19.97 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $22.24 /hr with 2 children in care

Target Level:
    • $21.18 /hr with 1 child in care
    • $23.45 /hr with 2 children in care

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