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 twelve 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, 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 your child ages 6wks-12 years at a rate of $4 an hour.

Reservations are required and can be made up to 30 days in advance.

Click Here--Hourly Care Sign Up and Online Payment

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Oasis Teen Center

Teen programs offer developmental and recreational programs for youth through 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 who have started Sure Start 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).

Summer Hours are:

Monday to Friday 0630-1730


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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 sports programs are affiliated with the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS).



GTMO YSF Fall Sports Season Details Pt. I
September – November 2018



Start Smart Baseball:

  • Ages: 3 - 4     6 week program     COST: Free
  • Limited to 12 participants
  • Start: 9-17-2018  End: 10-22-2018 will meet Mondays @ 5:30-6:00 pm (Multi-Purpose Field)


Dance:  Instructional “Flamenco or Musical Theatre” @ SAC gym   ***Instructor Pricing***

  • Ages: 5 & UP      12 week program COST: $60 (1 Class) or $100 (Both Classes)
  • ($40 Costume Fee) This fee will not apply to returning or adult flamenco students


Start: 8-27-2018          End: 11-17-2018


  • Monday      Adult Flamenco** (Denich Gym) 7:30-8:30pm


  • Tuesday      Musical Theater 5-8 years old 5:30-6:30pm 

                              Musical Theater 13-18 years old 6:30-7:30pm

  • Wednesday Flamenco 5-8 years old 5:30-6:30pm

                               Flamenco 9-12 years old 6:30-7:30pm 

  • Thursday    Musical Theater 9-12 years old 5:30-6:30pm

                               Flamenco 13-18 years old 6:30-7:30pm: 



  • Ages: 5 & UP  COST: $50 – 8 weeks of  practice & games
  • Start: 9-10-2018  End: 11-3-2018  will meet Mon/Wed@ 5:30-6:30 pm  Sat@8am (Youth Baseball Field)


Track Team:

  • Ages: 8 & Up     8 week program    COST: $35
  • Start: 10-16-2018  End: 12-15-2018  will meet Tues/Thurs @ 5:30-6:30 pm (Cooper Field)
  • Track meet will be held on 12-15-2018 @ 8am at Cooper Field Track


Parent Orientation: PAYS is mandatory before your child can participate 9-10-2018 (5:30-6:30)
Coach Orientation: Mandatory before you can coach 9-6-2018 (5:30-6:30)
Assessments: Parents must be present for assessments on 9-10-2018 (5:30-6:30)



                 GTMO YSF Fall Sports Season Details Pt. II
                            November 2018 – January 2019



***YSF Winter Holiday Break 12-24-2018 to 1-4-2019***



Start Smart Flag Football:

  • Ages: 3 – 4     6 week program    COST: Free
  • Limited to 12 participants  
  • Start:11 -26-2018  End: 1-7-2019 will meet Monday @ 5:30-6:00 pm (Multi-Purpose Field)


Flag Football:

  • Ages: 5 & Up COST: $50 – 8 weeks of practice & games.  U14 play @ ARMY/NAVY Game (12-7-2018)
  • Start: 11-19-2018  End: 1-12-2019  will meet Mon/Wed@ 5:30-6:30 pm  Sat@8am (Cooper Field) 



  • Ages: 5 & Up   COST: $50 – 8 week program and prep for ARMY/NAVY Game(12-7-2018)
  • Includes Elements of Jazz & Hip Hop Team Dance
  • Start: 11-19-2018  End:1-12-2019  will meet Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:00-7:00 pm  Sat@8am (SAC)  


Tennis Clinic:

  • Ages: 8 & Up   6 week program     COST: $20
  • Start: 10-4-2018  End: 11-8-2018  will meet Thursdays @ 4:00-5:00 pm (Denich Tennis Courts)


Parent Orientation: PAYS is mandatory before your child can participate 11-19-2018 (5:30-6:30)
Coach Orientation: Mandatory before you can coach 11-15-2018 (5:30-6:30)
Flag Football Assessments: Parents must be present for assessments on 11-19-2018 (5:30-6:30)
Cheer Assessments: Parents must be present for assessments on 11-20-2018 (5:30-6:30)




***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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