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).



                          2020 YSF Winter Sport Season Details

January – March 2020

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


Start Smart Play Group:

  • 8 weeks  Ages: 2.5 - 4   COST: $50
  • Limited slots available (additional class may be added to meet demand)
  • Youth and their parents will interact with each other in fine and gross motor activities designed to help with their child’s development. This is a “general fitness” program.
  • Start: 1-7-2020  End: 2-27-2020 will meet Tuesday & Thursday @ 9:00-10:00am (SAC Gym)


Self-Defense Class: “Beginner Level” Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • 8 weeks  Ages: 7 & UP   COST: $40
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) focuses on grappling on the floor and features no striking. It is taught mainly through live training and amateur sparring, known as rolling. Official uniforms can be found on Amazon.
  • Start: 1-9-2020  End: 2-27-2020  will meet Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30-6:30pm (SAC Gym)



  • 6 weeks  Ages: 7 & UP   COST: $40
  • Start: 1-9-2020  End: 2-13-2020  will meet Thursdays @ 4:00-5:00pm (The Lateral Hazard GC)


Start Smart Soccer:

  • 6 weeks  Ages: 2.5 - 4   COST: $25
  • Limited slots available (additional class may be added to meet demand)
  • Start: 2-11-2020  End: 3-3-2020 will meet Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:00 (Youth Baseball Field)



  • Ages: 5 & UP  COST: $60 – 8 weeks
  • Start: 2-10-2020  End: 3-20-2020  will meet Mon/Wed/Fri @ 5:30-6:30 (Cooper & Multi-purpose Field)         

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

YSF Dance Group: 

  • Youth will learn Jazz, Modern, Kick, Military, and Hip Hop routines to perform.
  • 12 weeks - Ages: 5 & UP   COST: $40 (Costume(s) will be purchased at Parent’s expense)
  • Start: 3-3-2020  End: 5-7-2020 will meet Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:30-8:00pm (SAC Gym)


Coach Orientation: 1-27-2020 (5:30-6:30 pm) @ SAC
Parent Orientation: 1-28-2020 (5:30-6:30 pm) @ SAC
Soccer Assessments: Ages 9 & up ONLY 2-11-2020 (5:30-6:30 pm) @ Cooper Field
Dance Orientation: Measurements and Dance info 1-28-2020 (5:30-6:30 pm) @ SAC



                         GTMO YSF Spring Sport Season Details

March – May 2020


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


Start Smart Basketball:

  • 6 weeks Ages: 2.5 - 4   COST: $25
  • Limited to 12 participants only (additional class may be added to meet demand)
  • Start: 3-30-2020   End: 5-4-2020 will meet Mondays @ 5:30-6:00 pm (SAC Gym)


Track Clinic:

  • 6 weeks Ages: 5 - 18     COST: $40
  • Start: 4-7-2020 End: 5-28-2020 will meet Tuesday &Thursday @ 5:30-6:30 pm (Cooper Field Track)




  • 8 weeks Ages: 5 - 18   COST: $60
  • Start:3-30-2020 End: 5-22-2020 will meet Monday/Wed/Fri @ 6:00-7:00pm (SAC Gym)



  • 8 weeks Ages: 5 - 18 COST: $60
  • Start: 3-30-2020 End:5-22-2020 will meet Mon/Wed/Fri @ 5:30-6:30 (Denich Gym)
  • Assessments for ages 10 & Up on 3-30-2020
  • All other players will begin on 4-1-2020      


Coach Orientation: Mandatory before you can coach 3-24-2020 (6:00-7:00 pm)
Parent Orientation: Mandatory before your child can participate 3-25-2020 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Basketball Assessments:  3-30-2020 (5:30-6:30 pm)



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


***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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