Child and Youth Programs - Guantanamo Bay

**On 7/1/20 the CDC and SAC went into Stage 3 reset.  All other Youth progamming and Youth Sports are closed until further notice**

Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Guantanamo Bay has six 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 12 years (must be in at least 7th 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 Militarychildcare.com .

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.  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

**On 7/1/20 the CDC and SAC began offering hourly care again.  Families can now make hourly care reservations online**  

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 Teen Center will be open on Saturdays from 330pm to 730pm.  All other Teen and Youth progamming is closed until further notice.*** 

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

**On 7/1/20 SAC went to Stage 3 reset.  The SAC building is open for Summer Camp.**

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.

 

 

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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 DODEA School, W.T. Sampson. As the “point person” for educational issues, the SLO 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 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 school, the SLO also works to assist families who choose educational alternatives such as homeschool, independent study, duel 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 SLO 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 leave and earning 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 SLO per base regulations.  The SLO is the main POC 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                 757-458-414

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 grade 3rd to 12th, can request an ambassador mentor for their child by filling out the Youth Sponsorship Request form.  The form is located in 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 SLO! 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


 

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Youth Sports

**All Youth Sports are postponed until further notice.**

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).

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