Child & Youth Services Fort Benning
CYS is a network of programs and services for the youngest members of the Fort Benning family, from birth to 18 years. Your first stop is Parent Central, Building 104 on Marchant Avenue, where you will register your children for any or all CY services, including child care, sports, classes, and clubs. For more information, call +1 (706) 545-2079. To request child care, go to militarychildcare.com.
AUSA NCO & Soldier Programs is proud to announce that the SMA Leon Van Autreve Scholarship application period is now open. Each applicant must be an AUSA member or a dependent child of a member.
DoD has authorized hiring dependents of Service members and DoD civilians who are at least 17 years of age and pursuing a high school diploma. Please see links below, they have the specifics regarding requirements.
- Employ Dependents of Service Members and DoD Civilians
- Signed Letter for Employ Dependents of Service Members and DoD Civilians
We’ve made registering your children for Child & Youth Services programs easy by giving you a central point to register for all of our programs. We call it Parent Central, and it is located conveniently on Main Post in Building 104 on Marchant Avenue. At Parent Central, you will find information on babysitter referrals, child care, classes, sports, and lots of special events. For more information, visit our Parent Central page.
Child Development Centers
Our Child Development Centers (CDCs) provide a safe, caring environment that fosters social, emotional, physical, and creative development. The curriculum is based on the Creative Curriculum. Our centers are fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Fees are based on family income. Register at Parent Central. For more information, visit our CDC page.
Family Child Care
The Family Child Care (FCC) program provides quality in-home care for children from 4 weeks to 12 years old. Options include full-day, hourly, before and after school, special needs, emergency, and long-term care. FCC homes on Fort Benning comply with FCC guidelines and meet fire, safety, and health requirements. Providers are trained in CPR, first aid, safety, business management, abuse identification, nutrition, child development, and more. For more information, visit our FCC page.
Middle School & Teen
The Middle School and Teen Program are designed to develop young minds and bodies for a healthy transition to adulthood. This program includes after-school supervision, homework help, recreation, dances, field trips, and more. For information, visit our MS&T page.
School Age Center
The Fort Benning School Age Center (SAC), offers educational and recreational opportunities for elementary-age children. Services include:
- Before and after school care for children
- Full-time care during school breaks and other occasions
- Hourly care for school-age children
- Full-day camp sessions during school breaks
School Support Services
School Support Services provides services and programs to address school transition issues, student and parent advocacy, and build partnerships to enhance your child's education. The School Support Officer works with the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. It is our mission to:
- Mobilize community resources to reduce the impact of military lifestyle on students
- Implement services to help children succeed academically
- Provide families, commanders, and community resources to facilitate smoother transitions.
For more information, visit our School Support Services page.
Fort Benning School Support Services offers a variety of support services to our homeschooling families. For more information, visit our School Support Services & Home-schools page.
Youth Sports & Fitness/Instructional Programs
CYS offers a great variety of sports and classes. Team sports include soccer, t-ball, baseball, football, basketball, track and field, wrestling, cheerleading, and more. Individual sports, clinics, and camps are available throughout the year. Instructional Programs include tumbling, Zumba, Ta Kwon Do, Functional Fitness, Drama Kids, and more. For more information, visit our Sports & Fitness/Instructional Programs page.