Child and Youth Programs - Guantanamo Bay

Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Guantanamo Bay has five components: 

  • Hourly Care is available here in Guantanamo Bay!
  • Child Development Center (CDC) provides full time and hourly care for children ages six weeks to five years.
  • School Age Center (SAC) provides quality "out of school" activities for children who have started kindergarten up to twelve years of age.
  • Oasis Teen Center offers developmental and recreational programs for eleven years (must be in at least 6th grade) to eighteen years.
  • Youth Sports and Fitness (YSF) provides sports clinics, leagues, and events for children three years to eighteen years.
  • The Guantanamo Bay School Liaison Officer (SLO) is a resource for parents and students. The role of the SLO is to connect parents and students with information, resources, and contacts for childcare, the DoDEA School here on base, and homeschooling.


Helpful Links for Parents and Children in Guantanamo Bay

Coming to the island? Download this welcome letter from our School Liaison Officer!

Need to arrange childcare? Let us know by registering on .

Payments to CYP can be made through our CYP online portal!

Need assistance with CYP online? Download the CYP Online Guide Here!

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Child Development Center

Child Development Centers (CDC) provide quality child development programs for children ages six weeks to five years.  All CDCs are DoD certified and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is a membership organization that advocates on behalf of young children, sets and monitors standards for high-quality early childhood education programs and accredits programs that meet these standards.

Guantanamo Bay CDC provides Full Time and Hourly Care for children registered with CYP. It features a wide variety of activities and programs geared towards encouraging the development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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Hourly Care

Do you need to run errands? Want to have coffee with a friend? Need some ME time, or just a break?  

The Child Development Center and School Age Care Program offer Hourly Care for children ages 6wks-12 years at a rate of $5 an hour. The Navy hourly care program is designed to support families’ need for short-term, intermittent childcare. Hourly childcare is available to all eligible patrons.

Reservations are required and can be made up to 30 days in advance. Space is limited and reservations are taken on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Drop-in care will be available on a space-available basis only.

Registration is required prior to using this hourly care. Registration packets include:

  • Registration Form

  • Health Forms / Birth to Five Profile Sheet

  • Hourly Agreement Form

  • Copy of current Immunization Records (required)

  • Medical Forms (if the child has allergies, requires medications or other accommodations)

    The forms are available at all locations.

Click Here--Hourly Care Sign Up and Online Payment

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Oasis Teen Center

The Oasis Teen Center offers developmental and recreational programs for youth ages 12 years old and in the 7th grade up to the age of 18.  These programs of DoD certified and affiliated with BGCA and 4-H.  The teen program has long been recognized as offering programs and services to youth that can still instill a sense of leadership and offer opportunities for educational and career exploration and development.




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School Age Care

School-Age Care (SAC) programs provide quality “out of school” activities for children 5 years old who have started Kindergarten to 12 years of age.  The programs are designed to enhance rather than duplicate the school day, are affiliated with The Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and offer 4-H programs.  Scheduled developmentally appropriate activities in core program areas and technology are planned based on knowledge of youth development and needs and interests of the children enrolled.  Navy SAC programs are DoD certified and nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).



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School Liaison Office

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the communications link between military families with school-aged children, the command, and local DoDDS School. As the “point person” for educational issues, the SLO is here to assist military families in addressing school-related issues.

Whether you are part of the Navy or some other branch of service, active duty or reservist, living on base, as well as part of the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay component civilian workforce, the SLO is here to ensure that your child has access to the full range of services available in the community. In addition to providing information about the schools, the SLO also works to assist families who choose educational alternatives such as homeschool, independent study, or online programs.

Download this Welcome Letter from our School Liaison Office to find resources available to families in Guantanamo Bay.


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Youth Sports

The Youth Sports & Fitness (YSF) program plans, organizes and conducts recreational sports leagues, skills clinics, camps, fitness/health classes, special sporting events, and outdoor recreation activities for children and youth through the age of 18.  The YSF program ensures that the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of youth and teens are addressed and provided for through a variety of engaging and appropriate programs.  All volunteers are vetted through a background screening process.  We place a special emphasis on "FUN"!  Our programs are affiliated with the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), 4-H, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).



2019 YSF Fall Sports & Activities



Start Smart Baseball: 

  •  Ages: 3 - 5 6 week program COST: $25
  •  Limited to 12 participants
  •  Start: 9-17-2019 End: 10-22-2019 will meet Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:00 pm (Youth Baseball Field)



  •  Ages: 5 & UP COST: $60 – 8 weeks of practice & games
  •  Start: 9-9-2019 End: 11-1-2019 will meet Mon/Wed/Fri @ 5:30-6:30 pm (Youth Baseball Field)
  •  Games will be on Friday Nights
  •  Baseball Assessments - ages 9 & Up required only. All other ages will begin on 9-11-2019.


Track Team:

  •  Ages: 8 & Up 8 week program COST: $35
  •  Start: 10-22-2019 End: 12-13-2019 will meet Tues/Thurs @ 5:30-6:30 pm (Cooper Field)
  •  Track meet will be held on 12-14-2019 @ 5pm at Cooper Field Track



Coach OrientationMandatory before you can coach 9-4-2019 (5:30-6:30pm)

Parent Orientation: PAYS is mandatory before your child can participate 9-5-2019 (5:30-6:30pm)

Baseball Assessments: 9-9-2019 @ Youth baseball Field (5:30-6:30pm)



 Start Smart Flag Football: 

  •  Ages: 3 – 5 6 week program COST: $25
  •  Limited to 12 participants
  •  Start: 11-11-2019 End: 12-23-2019 will meet Monday @ 5:30-6:00 pm (Multi-Purpose Field)


Flag Football:

  •  Ages: 5 & Up COST: $60 – 8 weeks of practice & games. U14 play @ ARMY/NAVY Game (Dec. 13th)
  •  Start: 11-18-2019 End: 1-24-2020 will meet Mon/Wed/Fri @ 5:30-6:30 pm (Cooper Field)
  •  Games will be on Friday Nights
  •  Flag Football Assessments - ages 9 & Up required only. All other ages will begin on 11-20-2019.



  •  Ages: 5 & Up COST: $60 – 8 week program and prep for ARMY/NAVY Game
  •  Includes Elements of Jazz & Hip Hop Team Dance
  •  Start: 11-19-2019 End:1-24-2020 will meet Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:00-7:00 pm (SAC)


Coach OrientationMandatory before you can coach 11-12-2019 (5:30-6:30)

Parent Orientation: PAYS is mandatory before your child can participate 11-13-2019 (5:30-6:30)

Flag Football AssessmentsParents must be present for assessments on 11-18-2019 (5:30-6:30)

Cheer AssessmentsParents must be present for assessments on 11-19-2019 (5:30-6:30)


2019 Upcoming MWR & CYP EVENTS


Friday, December 13, 2019 – Army vs. Navy Game @ Cooper Field 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Some YSF Flag Football and Cheer participants will partake in this event)


Saturday, December 14, 2019 – YSF Fall Track Meet @ Cooper Field 5:00pm – 8:00pm (Adults are encouraged to enter the adult division, ask me for more details)





***Note to Parents***

All youth under the age of 10 must be in compliance with Base Supervision Policy in order to participate, unless the participant is affiliated with SAC.  Registration required through YSF at SAC (Youth Center) prior to participation in all activities.  Registered membership for all parents is required through PAYS.  Contact Waylend Reed at 757-458-5194/4092 or for more information.


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