CYS Services - Parent Central Services
- Parent Central Services Office Hours/Directions
Parent Central Services is the gateway that connects Families to CYS Services programs. Its mission is to support Readiness and Well-Being of Families by helping to balance military mission requirements and parental responsibilities.
Hours of Operation
Monday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Federal Holidays Closed
Directions from Gate #1:
At the traffic circle, take the second exit to Nelson Blvd.
Turn Right onto Wetzel Ave.
Turn Right onto Prussman Blvd.
Turn Right before the light at Chiles into the parking lot.
Building 1518 is on the corner of Prussman Blvd. and Wetzel Ave.
- What Programs are Offered?
Parent Central Services
Parent Central Services is here to help get the required information for your child to be enrolled in Child & Youth Services. For your child to participate in any CYS program on Fort Carson, he/she must be registered. Appointments are available and recommended.
We provide quality full-time and hourly childcare for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Our staff ensures all children receive the proper nurturing, respect and social interaction skills regardless of family background, race, gender or culture. We give our children the opportunity to make friends, to explore and to experiment through a variety of play activities.
SAC provides affordable before-school and after-school care in a quality program that meets the needs of youth and parents. In addition to before and after school care, separate SAC camps are operated during fall, winter and spring breaks. During the summer months, SAC operates a full day camp.
Fort Carson provides recreational and educational programs for Middle School youth in 6th - 8th grade. The Youth Center offers activities planned by teens, for teens. Activities offered include: social activities, volunteer opportunities, job preparation and referral, and community service opportunities.
Youth Sports and Fitness offers a wide range of recreational and developmental activities for youth, grades K-12. Eligible youth are Family members of active duty, retired military, and Civilian employees at Fort Carson.
SKIESUnlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from four weeks old to 18 years, of active duty military, Retirees, DoD Civilians and contractors of Fort Carson.
The School Liaison Officer works in conjunction with Child & Youth Services and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. The School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts.
Family Child Care
- Family Child Care (FCC) offers a warm, nurturing Family environment for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Parents may choose from a variety of care options provided by highly motivated, well trained providers. Program activities are developed to reflect the unique skills of the provider and include play-based, child-centered activities that are exciting and fun for the children and youth.
- The Hourly Care Program is designed as a short term child care option for parents with children between 6 weeks and 5th grade. It has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of those who require care for times when they are volunteering, in-processing, assuming respite care duties or having a doctor’s appointment.
Part Day Preschool
- The Part Day Preschool (PDPS) Program provides an opportunity for children to develop in an early learning experience. We develop and plan activities, based on careful observation, that will stimulate them and engage children while they attend the program.
Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program
The Army Strong Beginnings Pre-K is a program designed to prepare children to be successful to enter school. Curriculum focuses on the social, emotional, and physical development of children; equips them with basic academics and “Kindergarten Classroom Etiquette” skills to enhance “school readiness.”
Visit Fort Carson's CYS WebTrac page online to reserve hourly care, make payments, sign up for activities, view child care statements and much more!
- Who is Eligible to use CYS?
Eligibility Criteria for CYS Programs is contingent on the status of the sponsor and is verified at registration.
Eligible patrons include:
- Active duty military personnel
- DoD civilian employees paid from either appropriated funds (APF) or non-appropriated funds (NAF)
- Reserve Component military personnel on active duty
- Combat-related Wounded Warriors assigned to a Warrior Transistion Unit (WTU)
- Surviving spouses of Military Members who died from a combat-related incident
- Those acting in lieu of parents for the dependent child of an otherwise eligible patron
- Space Available for DoD contractors, retirees and others authorized with in approved exception
- Registration Information
1. Make an Appointment at Parent Central
To streamline the process and save you time, review the instructions and complete the forms before making your visit to Parent Central.
- Must go in person to register your child(ren).
- Appointments will take approximately 45-60 mins.
- Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.
- For Registered Patrons, WebTrac can be used to make an appointment. Log in, hover over Services, Click on Parent Central Appts.
- Required forms are different depending on which program and the age of child(ren)
- Electronic transfer of registration: Have your Family's CYS records automatically transferred to your new location. We will need the email address associated with your account at your previous garrison.
To begin, stop by Parent Central or call +1(719)526-1101 for an appointment.Directions from Gate #1:At the traffic circle, take the second exit to Nelson Blvd.Turn Right onto Wetzel Ave.Turn Right onto Prussman Blvd.Turn Right before the light at Chiles into the parking lot.Building 1518 is on the corner of Prussman Blvd. and Wetzel Ave.
2. Complete Required Forms
Form 6 Weeks-5th Grade 6th Grade+ Required Annually Registration Checklist (.pdf) 1 per family N/A No Health Assessment (.pdf) 1 per child N/A Yes Child Care Fees (completed during registration) 1 per family N/A Yes LES (you provide) 1 per family 1 per family if attending AM care or camp Yes
Shot Records (you provide)
1 per child N/A Yes CYS Youth Program Registration N/A 1 per child No Health Screening Tool
1 per child 1 per child Yes
3. Complete Forms If Applicable
Form 6 Weeks-5th Grade 6th Grade+ Required Annually Respiratory Medical Action Plan 1 per child 1 per child Yes Special Diet 1 per child 1 per child Yes Allergy Medical Action Plan 1 per child 1 per child Yes Diabetic Medical Action Plan 1 per child 1 per child Yes; request a meeting with CYS Nurse through Parent Central for required paperwork. Seizure Medical Action Plan 1 per child 1 per child Yes
4. Bring Forms to your Parent Central Appointment
Our expert staff will complete your registration electronically and issue your registration card and password for WebTrac.
5. Enroll in Programs
CYS offers an online pre-registration service through WebTrac. Parent & Outreach Services will help you get started by assigning your initial username and password. When you sign in for the first time, you will be asked to personalize your account. You’ll then have access to all of our online services which include bill payment, tax forms, receipts, class sign-ups and other conveniences. Payments for childcare can also be made at any CYS Child Development Center, School Age Center, and Parent & Outreach Services.
- PCS'ing and Relocating
***Global Data Transfer (GDT) is temporarily unavailable at this time.***
Transition of Child Records
Parent Central Services provides Army-wide transition assistance through Global Data Transfer of child records (such as names, birthdates, child health records, etc.) to make the local CYS registration procedure faster and easier.
Here's what you need to know to ensure your child(ren)'s information is successfully moved:
- As soon as you know you are moving, inform your current CYS.
- Your current CYS will export (move) each of your registered child(ren)'s information to include immunization and health records to the cloud.
- When you arrive at your new duty station, make a registration appointment with your new CYS Parent Central Office.
- At your registration appointment with your new CYS, inform them your information and forms were exported through Global Data Transfer. Your new CYS should be able to access these forms once the data is transferred into CYMS.
- Please be aware, this process does not replace registration. You must still register your child(ren) at your new CYS, but rather than having to fill out all new forms, the new CYS will get your exported forms and verify the information is still accurate and up-to-date.
- If you are leaving Fort Carson and forget to request your information be exported, call Fort Carson CYS at +1(719)526-1101 and request your information be exported.
- If you are using full or part time child care, once you have your RFO (request for orders) we recommend requesting child care through MilitaryChildCare.com. For more information, click on the MilitaryChildCare.com - Waiting List Information below.
*The Global Data Transfer process may not be available OCONUS.
- Childcare Cost & Payment Options
CYS offers an online pre-registration service through WebTrac. Parent Central Services will help you get started by assigning your initial username and password. When you sign in for the first time, you will be asked to personalize your account. You’ll then have access to all of our online services which include bill payment, tax forms, receipts, class sign-ups and other conveniences. Payments for childcare can also be made at any CYS Child Development Center, School Age Center, and Parent Central Services.
Childcare cost is based on Total Family Income (TFI).
TFI is defined as:
- All earned income including wages, salaries, tips
- Special duty pay (flight pay)
- Active Duty (demo pay, sea pay)
- Active Duty save pay
- Long-term disability benefits
- Voluntary salary deferrals
- Retirement or other pension income including SSI paid to the spouse
- VA benefits paid to the surviving spouse before deductions for taxes
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.
- Children with Special Medical Needs
Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT) Process
The MIAT explores Installation child care and youth supervision options for children and youth with medical diagnoses that reflect 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. “Inclusion” is an attitude and a philosophy that welcomes and supports all children, with the goal of facilitating and maximizing participation in CYS child care, youth supervision and educational programs.
The MIAT is comprised of the Parent(s), CYS Coordinator, Outreach Services Director, APHN, and EFMP Program Manager as chair.
Additional augmentees as identified or recommended.
- MilitaryChildCare.com - Waiting List Information
MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all Services. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location.
This website offers a more streamlined approach to finding and requesting care, expedites placement through a standardized request process and waitlist management tools, and provides reports that help programs better plan for future placement needs.
Through MilitaryChildCare.com, eligible families can search and request care for full day and part day options in facility-based and home-based programs for children from birth through age 12. Families may remain on a preferred program’s waitlist even after being offered care or enrolling in another program.
- Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC)
Child & Youth Behavioral (CYB) Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) provide broad-ranging support to military children and youth and to the Family members and other adults who support them. They are available at no cost to assist children and youth, parents and family members.
Fort Carson has 5 CYS center based MFLCs on Post and 15 school based MFLCs in Districts 8, 3 and 2.
For more information on MFLCs visit ACS's Military Family Life Counselor website.
- Deployment Benefits
Deployment Support Services are established for eligible Army Service Members (e.g., deployed Soldiers, dependents of Army Fallen Warriors, Army Wounded Warriors assigned to a Wounded Warrior Unit, etc.).
Please visit our Deployment Support Services page for up-to-date information on Deployment Benefits.
- Inclement Weather-Related Post Closure Information
During a weather-related post closure, if you are required to work, CYS will operate and open the following facilities to ensure full-day and Before & After school care is provided for your children:
If Post is closed AND School District 8 is CLOSED:
- Child care will be provided at the East CDC, Bldg. 6058 for all CDC and Kindergarten children. The East CDC is located just inside Gate 1 on Coleman Avenue. The phone number is +1(719)526-5977. We request that parents bring any emergency medications the child may need as well as diapers and a change of clothes.
- For School Age children/youth, Patriot School Age Center will open for youth that normally attend Patriot SAC, Mesa SAC, or the Before School Program at the Youth Center. Patriot SAC, Bldg. 6204 is located on Harr Avenue just inside Gate 1.
- All non-critical CYS programs will close (SKIES, Hourly Care, Part-Day Pre-School, Youth Center Open Recreation and Outreach).
If Post is closed BUT School District 8 is OPEN:
- Child care will be provided at the East CDC, Bldg. 6058 for all CDC children except Kindergarten children.
- School Age Youth who attend Patriot or Mesa SAC will attend these programs as normal.
- Kindergarteners that attend Cheyenne Mtn CDC will receive care at Patriot School Age Center. Kindergarteners that attend Aspen CDC will receive care at the Mesa School Age Center. Children will be walked or bused to school and back again as normal.
- The Youth Center wil be open after school and remain open until 1800.
- Pre-school students that attend Weikel Elementary School will be walked to and from Weikel Elementary School from the East CDC by CYS staff.
- These facilities will operate at their normal times during weather related installation clorsures unless directed otherwise by the installation commander.
For weather related early releases or delayed reporting, CYS Services essential child care programs will operate as normal.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your facility manager.
- School Out Day Information
School Age School-Out Days:
If not currently enrolled in a Before-school or After-school program, child(ren) can attend Patriot School Age Center and will be charged an hourly rate.
Youth Center School-Out Days:
5:45 a.m.-1 p.m. - If not currently enrolled in the enrolled in Before-school program, child(ren) can attend the Youth Center and will be charged an hourly rate.
Open Rec: 1 p.m.
For up-to-date information on facility closure due to weather go to the following facebook sites:
- 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 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 to find out more information.
- Job Opportunities
Join our team, CYS is hiring!
For a list of current open positions, go to usajobs.gov.
- Parent Participation & Volunteering
Parent Advisory Council
The Parent Advisory Board is chaired by a parent, meets quarterly, and provides an opportunity for parents to meet and discuss ways to enhance Child and Youth Programs. The board, with the advice of the program staff are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the Parent Participation Program.
The Board coordinates the Parent Participation Program with the CYS staff to ensure that parents are involved in CYS planning and evaluation.
The Parent Participation Program is a planned group of activities and projects established by the Parent Board to encourage parents to volunteer in CYS, including special events and activities (such as field trips, holiday events, and special curriculum programs), small group activities, special projects (such as playground improvement, procurement of equipment, and administrative aid). The Parent Participation Program allows for a fee reduction on child care for parent participation.
Parent education offers resources to help parents and staff increase their ability and confidence for raising healthy children. A variety of parental education classes are offered to enhance parenting skills.
Additional parent education resources are available:
Visit our Fort Carson Army Community Service.
CYS Services Volunteer
Parent volunteers are a very important resource for CYS Services. 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 Services. By keeping track of your volunteer hours, you can qualify for Parent Participation Points.
Did you play sports in High School or College? Have you always wanted to coach Football, Soccer or Basketball? Are you a Cheerleader at heart? Even if you have never played or coached a sport before, you can still become a certified volunteer coach! CYS Services Volunteer Coaches encourage all children to explore the world of sports, learn the fundamentals of good sportsmanship and have fun at the same time.
Contact CYS Services Sports & Fitness to begin.
Head coaches and Assistant coaches can receive discounts. Parent Central Services will calculate discounts offered to each coach.
- Required CPR/First Aid and instructional training is provided by CYS Services prior to the beginning of the season
- Background checks must be cleared on all coaches prior to team assignment
- Coaches must attend one of the coaches clinics to review the rules and coaching policies and become certified through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
- Frequently Asked Questions
What services does CYS provide?
- Full-day child care
- Part-day preschool
- Kids on Site
- Seasonal Camps
- Open recreation for teens
- Hourly care
- Strong Beginnings Pre-K program
- Recreational classes
- Before/after-school programs
What can be provided as proof of eligibility?
Any of the following is an acceptable form for proof of eligibility. If the sponsor is the biological parent they may present a birth certificate. In addition, DEERS enrollment, a child’s ID card that proves legal guardianship and passports are acceptable documents.
Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?
You may stop by Parent Central Services for personal assistance or make inquiries by email or phone. A CYS administrative assistant will be happy to help you schedule an appointment at Parent Central Services.
Where can I register?
Visit Parent Central Services
What do I need to register?
- Government ID
- Contact information
- Two local emergency contacts
- Immunization Documentation (School Age Care children are not required to provide documentation if they are enrolled in a local public school system where proof of currency of vaccination is required.)
- Deployment orders (if applicable)
- LES/pay voucher, student letter, or seeking employment verification.
What full-day or before/after-school child care is available?
We offer two viable child care options
1. Family Child Care Providers
Will I get a Wait List number or an indication of how long will it be?
Your number won’t be provided because it’s not an accurate reflection of the time remaining. Every situation is dependent on a variety of factors such as individual priorities, PCS notices and pending renovation projects.
How often must I register and why?
Registration must be completed annually. When you complete the annual registration, your child can participate in a wide variety of accredited programs and activities. The Department of Defense requires children's records to be updated annually or as needed for their health, safety, or well-being.
When does my child need a sports physical?
Sports physicals are required annually and must be valid through the sports season.They are required for seasonal competitive sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, track and field, etc., as well as the youth fitness program.
How often do I need to complete a health assessment for my child?
The health assessment is required 30 days from the date of registration. The health assessment is due every three years unless there are changes in your child’s medical condition before then.
Are immunizations required to register?
Yes. Documentation that children have been fully immunized is required to enroll into Child Development Program. School Age Care children are not required to provide documentation if they are enrolled in a local public school system where proof of currency of vaccination is required.
What if my child needs special accommodations?
A special need is any medical condition and/or allergies identified and annotated by a doctor. It is identified through the completion of a Health Screening Tool during registration. Every child will receive a recommended care plan based on the information presented from the Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT).
Are there exceptions to fees based on total family income for special circumstances?
Yes. Garrison Commanders have the authority to grant hardship waivers. Please contact ACS at +1(719)526-4590 on how to aquire a CYS Hardship Waiver.
Are there discounts for multiple children from the same family?
Garrison Commander may authorize up to 20% reduction of fees for additional children of the same family with the exception of contractor employees in Category 9, who do not receive child care fee assistance.
What is available to me if I am retired?
Sports and SKIESUnlimited classes. All other services are deemed Child Care. Retirees are allowed to use services on a space available basis and when there are no other eligible users on the Wait List.
What types of programs and activities are offered for middle school students and teens?
- Leadership activities
- Girls & Guy talk
- Sports clubs
- How-to projects
- Power Hours
- Leisure activities and special events
What does the School Support Services Office do?
The School Liaison Office works in conjunction with the CYS Division and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. Through partnering with the local and military community, the School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts.
- All Fort Carson CYS Facilities
Facility Name Address Phone DSN Phone Parent and Outreach Services 1590 Prussman Blvd.
+1(719)526-1101 (312)691-1101 Aspen CDC
4880 Funk Ave.
+1(719)503-7725 (312)532-7725 Cheyenne Mountain CDC
7009 Harr Ave.
+1(719)526-5845 (312)691-5845 East CDC 6330 Coleman Ave.
+1(719)526-5977 (312)691-5977 Ivy CDC 1879 Prussman Blvd.
+1(719)503-8202 (312)532-8202 Monarch CDC
7334 Womack St.
+1(719)503-5020 (312)532-5020 West CDC 1504 Coleman St.
+1(719)524-0151 (312)883-0151 Mesa SAC 1420 Grandstaff Ave.
+1(719)524-2985 (312)883-2985 Patriot SAC 7008 Harr Ave.
+1(719)526-5424 (312)691-5424 Youth Center 6181 Ware St.
+1(719)526-2680 (312)691-2680 SKIES Unlimited at Timberline 1352 Ellis St.
+1(719)526-6197 (312)691-6197 Youth Sports & Fitness 6181 Ware St.
+1(719)526-4425 (312)691-4425 FCC 1590 Prussman Blvd.
Child & Youth Services (CYS) recognizes the challenges of our Soldiers and their Families. By offering quality programs for children, youth and students, CYS supports the Army Family by reducing the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility. We support Soldier readiness and make life better for our Army Families.
Programs include daycare programs, school-age services and online tutoring programs. CYS also has teen programs, in-home childcare, youth sports and more.
Services are limited in some of our programs due to current staffing shortages. For current information on working for CYS, look at the Job Opportunites tab below for more information on joining our team!
Child & Youth Services Facilities & Programs