Child and Youth Programs - Guantanamo Bay

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? Reach out to the School Liaison Officer (SLO)

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.  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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CYP School Liaison Office

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, 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 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 leave and earning statement (LES) and paystubs for the household. We are unable to approve incomplete applications.  For more information click here

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

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
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 School Liaison! And be sure to put yourself on the waitlist of your next duty location at:

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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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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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).

GTMO YSF Winter Sport Season Details
January – March 2021

***YSF is closed for all Federal Holidays***


Start Smart Baseball:

  • Start: 2-2-2021  End: 3-9-2021
  • 6 weeks for Ages: 2.5 - 4   COST: $25
  • Limited slots available (additional class may be added to meet demand)
  • Youth will meet Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:00pm (Youth Baseball Field)



  • Start: 1-25-2021  End: 3-19-2021
  • 8 weeks for Ages: 5 - 18  COST: $60
  • Age Divisions: Tee Ball (ages 5-7)
                             Minor League (ages 8-12)
                             Major League (ages 13-18)
  • Youth will practice Mon & Wed @ 5:30-6:30pm (Denich Fields)  

***All games will be played on Fridays***


  • Start: 2-2-2021  End: 3-27-2021
  • 8 weeks for Ages: 8 - 18   COST: $80
  • Youth will meet Tuesday & Thursday @ 4:00-5:00pm (Lateral Hazard GC)
  • CYP 9-Hole Parent/Child Scramble Tournament 3-27-2021 @ 8:00-11:00am
  • Includes polo shirt, hat, and participant golf starter pack

Coach Orientation: 1-20-2021 5:30-6:30 pm (SAC)
Parent Orientation: 1-21-2021 5:30-6:30 pm (SAC)
Baseball Assessments: 1-25-2021 5:30-6:30pm (Youth Baseball Field)


Coming soon – “YSF Virtual Sports Trivia”
Earn prizes for knowing your sports!



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 @



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 @

POC – Waylend F. Reed (YSF Coordinator)
Registration Info: 757-458-5194/4092


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