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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.  The CDC serves breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack, all prepared in accordance with USDA guidelines. The fee structure for full-time care is based on total family income as regulated by Department of Defense instructions.

If you need childcare at NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay or worldwide you can click here to sign up.  On this website you will find comprehensive information on childcare programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need, and submit a request for care at any time and from any location. The CYP programs at NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay use this site to place the children in care at both the Child Development Center and School Age Care.

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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 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.  The center is DoD certified and affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) and 4-H. 

The teen program has long been recognized for offering programs and services to youth that instill a sense of leadership and offer opportunities for educational and career exploration and development.  The Oasis Teen Center runs several clubs that teens can choose to be involved: Keystone, Smart Girls, Power Hour, Passport to Manhood, Money Matters and much more. Additionally, they have Youth Ambassadors that work with the School Liaison Officer for the Youth Sponsorship program that helps to welcome new youth to the community. 

Registration to the Oasis Teen Center is free and taken directly at the facility.

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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, they 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).

Guantanamo Bay SAC provides Before and After School Care and Hourly Care for children registered with CYP.  The program serves afternoon snack as well as breakfast and lunch during school out days.  All meals are prepared in accordance with USDA guidelines. The fee structure for full-time care is based on total family income as regulated by Department of Defense instructions.

If you need childcare at NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay or worldwide you can click here to sign up.  On this website you will find comprehensive information on childcare programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need, and submit a request for care at any time and from any location. The CYP programs at NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay use this site to place the children in care at both the Child Development Center and School Age Care.

**If you need Before or Afterschool care click here to sign up at Military Childcare or call 4092 for more information**

 

 

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School Liaison

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

Whether you are active duty, a reservist, or part of the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay component civilian workforce, the School Liaison 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 school, the School Liaison also works to assist families who choose educational alternatives such as homeschool, independent study, dual credit, or online programs.

Information and Links:

Guantanamo Bay has one Pre-K (Sure Start-more info here) to 12th unit school. W.T. Sampson is a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  The link to the W.T. Sampson can be found here.  Necessary documents for school registration is on their website.  If you need more information regarding a specific issue, please do not hesitate to contact your School Liaison for assistance.

Local School Relocation
W. T. Sampson ES/HS  Phone Number: 757-458-3500

Free and Reduce Lunch Program: (FARM)

NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay encourages families to sign up for the Navy FARM entitlement for free or reduced lunch meals. Information regarding FARM and the application can be found here.

To qualify for free or reduced-price meals for your child, you must complete an application and return to the NEX business office or the School Liaison Officer at Guantanamo Bay. Be sure to complete the entire application. Along with your application, you must provide a recent copy of a leave and earnings statement (LES) and paystubs for the household. We are unable to approve incomplete applications.  For more information click here

Homeschool
All homeschoolers must register with the School Liaison per base regulations.  The School Liaison is the main point of contact for the homeschool community onboard NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay.

Local Base Relocation
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

Other Helpful Online Resources
Navy Child and Youth Programs
Military Child Care
Military Installations

Transitioning Information

DoDEA, to the extent permitted by law, is committed to ensuring that its school policies and procedures mirror those in the Interstate Compacts’ guidelines and related rules.
Interstate Compact for Military Children
Military One Source
Department of Defense Education Agency
Military Kids Connect

Transitioning Assistance
Relocation Assistance
My Navy Portal

Deployment 
Military One Source

Special Needs 
EFMP Coordinator     757-458-4141
School Psychologist   757-458-2207/2684

Special Ed Connections
Exceptional Family Member Program
Department of Defense EFMP Policy

Post Secondary Preparation
College Scholarship Info
Government Benefits
Student Aid

Student Resources
Free Tutoring
ACT
CollegeBoard
Test Prep
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA)

Youth Sponsorship Information
A family of youth in grades 3rd to 12th can request an ambassador mentor for their child by filling out the Youth Sponsorship Request form.  The form is located in the Downloads section.

Student 2 Student                   757-458-3500
Teen Coordinator                    757-458-2096
School-Age Care Director       757-458-4092
S2S Sponsor                            757-458-3500
Chapel Youth                          757-458-2323

Child and Youth Programs In/Out-processing

Pre- Who to contact before you PCS?  Call your local School Liaison! And be sure to put yourself on the waitlist of your next duty location at: www.militarychildcare.com/

During- The program will call you to setup your orientation before you start care. 

Post- Parents that request a withdrawal form from the Child Development Center (CDC) or School Age Care (SAC) 30 days in advance receive discount. The minimum requirement for a withdrawal notice is 2 weeks.   

Installation Partners

Fleet & Family Support Center          757-458-4141
MWR Administration                         757-458-4123
CYP Administration                           757-458-2005
Child Development Center                 757-458-3664
School Age Care                                 757-458-4092
Teen Center                                        757-458-2096
Chapel Youth                                      757-458-2323


ATTN Patrons: The School Liaison email is experiencing difficulties. Please contact Karen Sloan for assistance at karen.a.sloan.naf@mail.mil. Thank you for choosing CYP!

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Youth Sports

GTMO YSF Fall Sport Details

October 2021 – December 2021
Registration deadline:
8/16/2021 - 10/8/2021
Aging cut-off date: 8/30/2021

ALL SPORT OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Soccer:

  • Start: 10/11/2021  End: 12/17/2021 (10 weeks)
  • Ages: 5 - 18
    Age Divisions: Pee Wee (ages 5-7)
                             Minor League (ages 8-12)
                             Major League (ages 13-18)
  • COST: $60 (Uniform included)
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday @ 5:30-6:30 pm (Cooper Field & Multi-purpose Field)

 

Teen Dodgeball League:

Must register to participate

  • Start: 10/23/2021  End: 12/04/2021 (6 weeks)
  • Ages: 13 - 18 
    COST: Free
  • Saturday @ 14:00-15:30 pm (Teen Center/Denich Gym)

 

GTMO YSF Winter Sport Details

January 2022 – March 2022
Registration period:
8/16/2021 - 1/7/2022
Aging cut-off date: 9/1/2021

CHRISTMAS BREAK: 12/20/2021 – 1/7/2022

ALL SPORT OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Start Smart Flag Football:

  • Start: 1/11/2022  End: 2/15/2022 (6 weeks)
  • Ages: 2.5 - 4 
  • COST: $25 (Start Smart equipment included)
  • Tuesday @ 5:30-6:00 pm (Youth Baseball Field)

 

Flag Football:

There is a break in the season due to the Christmas break.

  • Start:1/10/2022  End: 03/4/2022 (8 weeks)
  • Ages: 5 – 18 (Uniform included)
    • Age Divisions:
    • Pee Wee (ages 5-7)
    • Minor League (ages 8-12)
    • Major League (ages 13-18)
  • COST: $60
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday @ 5:30-6:30 pm (Cooper Field & Multi-purpose Field)

 

Track:

  • Start: 1/18/2022  End: 3/10/2022 (8 weeks)
  • Ages: 9 - 18
  • COST: $35 (Uniform included)
  • Tuesday/Thursday @ 5:30-6:30 pm (Denich Field/Cooper Field Track)
  • YSF Track Meet will be held on 3/12/2022 @ 6:00-7:30pm (Cooper Field Track)

 

Teen 3 on 3 Basketball League:

  • Start: 1/22/2022  End: 2/26/2022 (6 weeks)
  • Ages: 13 - 18 
    COST: Free
  • Saturday @ 14:00-15:30 pm (Denich Gym)

 

Apparel for YSF Activities

  • Loose fitted shirt
  • Sport Shorts/Pants
  • Soft Cleats or Tennis Shoes (Metal studs are not allowed)
  • Water bottle?

 

Registration Procedure

Welcome patrons! My name is Waylend Reed and I am the Youth Sports & Fitness (YSF) Coordinator for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. If you would like to enroll your child in our YSF programs, please visit our CDC from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Villamar Housing Area) ext. 3664 or our SAC (Radio Point Housing Area) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ext. 4092 to do so. Our CYP Ops Clerks are available on a daily basis to assist you with your childcare and recreational needs. The process for sports registration begins here:

  1. Register or renew your PAYS training at https://www.nays.org/parents/. Select Guantanamo Bay as the Chapter to cover the cost of the PAYS registration. Inform the Ops Clerk that you have completed the training.
  2. Complete or update your registration packet and submit to CYP Ops Clerk. Packages must be completely filled out before it can be approved for registration and your child can begin the activity. Please give the Ops Clerk your child’s uniform size during this part of the process. Registration packages are required to be updated annually per CNIC instruction.
  3. Pay for the activity with our CYP Ops Clerks. Cash is not accepted.
  4. Attend:
    1. Parent Orientation: (See Above) @ (SAC). Ask questions about your child’s experience and the activity with YSF staff. 
      or
    2. Coach Orientation: (See above) @ (SAC) Participate in and complete volunteer training to become a certified coach for YSF. Registration discount given for eligible coaches.

 

Parents

NAYS Parent Orientation & Membership Program, formerly the Parents Association for Youth Sports or PAYS, is an education and membership program that supports youth sports parents while helping youth sports organizations eradicate parent issues. NAYS Parent Orientation has set a standard for parent orientation programs by providing a video-based training which offers a simple, effective way to make youth sports parents aware of their roles and responsibilities, as well as ways they can make their child’s experience more enjoyable and positive. The training and membership fees are free to Military and DoD families. Please register your family today @ https://www.nays.org/parents/

Attention Parents: Please accept the Class Dojo link sent via text/email from YSF to join your child's activity group. You will receive weather alerts and sport updates in real time without having to access your email. The app is free and helps improve the flow of communications to all. Please contact the YSF Coordinator directly @ ext. 757-458-4092/5194 if you experience any complications.

Coaches

Volunteers are essential in ensuring Navy YSF Program success. The YSF Program could not exist without the support of volunteers who perform the role of coaches, officials, team parents, and scorekeepers. Volunteers provide the manpower needed to conduct a vast array of programs and the energy and motivation required to achieve a successful program. All volunteers are properly vetted through Navy CSO in order to render services to CYP. Please contact the YSF Coordinator, Waylend Reed, to begin your CYP volunteer experience today! Check out NAYS coaching resources @ https://www.nays.org/coaches/

Point of Contact

Waylend F. Reed (YSF Coordinator)
Registration Info: 757-458-5194/4092
waylend.f.reed.naf@mail.mil

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