Child Care Services
- Infants to Kindergarten: Stony Lonesome / Child Development Center (CDC) / Lee Area CYS Facility (Hourly, PDPS)
- Grade k-5: Lee Area CYS Facility / School Age Center (SAC)
- Grade 6-12: Youth Center / Middle School & Teen Program (MST)
- Stony Lonesome (CDC)
Hours of Operation
Monday 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Holidays Closed (All Federal Holidays)
Stony Child Development Center (CDC) is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Combined with Army standards and regulations, NAEYC guides the CDC program towards the highest quality of care for your children.
CDC classrooms are mixed age groups consisting of 6 weeks to 18 months, 16 months - 36 months, preschool and a separate pre-kindergarten program. The classrooms are arranged in interest areas of literacy, math & science, art, blocks, dramatic play, manipulative toys and games. Our program is designed to positively promote the four areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language through exploration, experience and fun.
Patrons can request care at the CDC by creating an account on MilitaryChildCare.com or registering at Parent and Outreach Services.
- Family Child Care (FCC)
Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Holidays Closed (All Federal Holidays)
The FCC program is in-home child care approved by CYS Services. FCC Providers are authorized Family members that operate as independent contractors in housing located on a Military Installation. FCC provides specialized care as an alternative to centralized CYS Services facilities. FCC services are responsive to the individual needs of Families and children because of the flexible hours, home-like environment & lower adult/child ratios.
What is Family Child Care (FCC)?
FCC providers offer certified child care for children 4 weeks through 12 years of age in government quarters. They also may provide weekend and overnight care as well as care for mildly ill children on a case by case basis.
Family Child Care includes child care for those children best served within a small group or home setting. FCC homes offer a full range of hourly, full-day, and part-day care. These homes are of particular value to sponsors whose hours exceed those of center-based programs. FCC providers are private contractors certified and monitored by CDS. Because FCC providers are private contractors, they may develop some of their own policies/procedures which should be contained in a written contract.
Why be a Family Child Care (FCC) Provider?
Family Child Care (FCC) Training will be offered for family members interested in providing child care and who are living in government quarters at West Point. The training will be for those who will provide general child care for all ages of children and especially for those willing to provide care for children who are:
• Infants (4 weeks to 12 months) requiring full-day care during the hours of 6am-5:30pm.
• Infants - 12 yrs. of age who need care for extended hours (other than 6am-5:30pm).
• Children who are mildly ill or children with special needs. Training classes will mainly be scheduled during morning hours (and possibly one evening) over a two-week period. Please contact the FCC Director's Office at +1 (845)938-0086 to sign up and receive the initial orientation information.
Benefits for FCC Providers
• Training and guidance on child care skills
• Be at home with own children
• Additional income from USDA Food Program
• Free advertising and referrals
• Parents & Outreach Services
• FCC Fees Assistance Facts
• Army CDS 10 Child Care Hour Limit Policy
• Parents' Consumer Bulletin #5
• CYS Services FCC SOP -Unauthorized Childcare
• West Point Family Advisory Board on Facebook
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- Lee Area CYS Facility (SAC)
Hours of Operation
Monday 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Before School Care) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Hourly Care - Infant to 4 yrs) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Part Day Pre-School) 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (After School Care) 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (SAC Summer Camp) Tuesday 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Before School Care) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Hourly Care - Infant to 4 yrs) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Part Day Pre-School) 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (After School Care) 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (SAC Summer Camp) Wednesday 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Before School Care) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Hourly Care - Infant to 4 yrs) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Part Day Pre-School) 3 p.m. (After School Care) 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (SAC Summer Camp) Thursday 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Before School Care) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Hourly Care - Infant to 4 yrs) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Part Day Pre-School) 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (After School Care) 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (SAC Summer Camp) Friday 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Before School Care) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Hourly Care - Infant to 4 yrs) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Part Day Pre-School) 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (After School Care) 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (SAC Summer Camp) Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Holidays Closed (All Federal Holidays)
Child Development Center (CDC) is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Combined with Army standards and regulations, NAEYC guides the CDC program towards the highest quality of care for your children.
CDC Hourly classrooms are mixed age groups consisting of 6 weeks to 18 months, 16 months - 36 months, and preschool programs. The classrooms are arranged in interest areas of literacy, math & science, art, blocks, dramatic play, manipulative toys and games. Our program is designed to positively promote the four areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language through exploration, experience and fun.
The School Age Center is a nationally accredited program that offers a comprehensive supervised curriculum. The foundation of the SAC curriculum consists of four service areas:
1. Sports, Fitness, and Health Options.
2. Life Skills, Citizenship, and Leadership Opportunities
3. Art, Recreation, and Leisure Activities
4. Academic Support, Mentoring, and Intervention.
Our 5,000 sq. ft. building has four large classrooms and a beautiful playground. Healthy food choices are planned by a nutritionist and served daily. In addition, we offer sports & fitness programs and a variety of clubs. The clubs generate from the interests of the children and change periodically for all to enjoy!
SAC Partnerships with 4-H, the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA), and the Josephson Institute of Ethics Character Counts! Curriculum provides children with additional options and opportunities for enhanced program options.
SAC Care Information
Before and After School Care
SAC provides before and after school care for (grades K-5), at the School-Age Center, building 140. Patrons interested in using SAC are required to register prior to utilizing services. Please contact the CYS Central Enrollment Office at +1 (845)938-4458 or +1 (845)938-0939 to make a registration appointment. Required forms can be found on the Parent and Outreach Services portion of the CYS website.
Hourly Care at Lee
Lee Area CYS Facility will be offering child care on an hourly basis for ages 6 weeks to fifth grade. The hourly program is designed to positively promote the four areas of development (social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language through explora-tion, experience and fun) on an hour to hour basis only. Hourly care will be availa-ble on a first come first serve space available status. Reservations for hourly caremust be made via webtrac.
Part Day Preschool
The Part Day Preschool (PDPS) program is designed to promote and support growth in all areas of early childhood development. Activities, environments and interactions are tailored to help children develop and refine skills in the areas of Social/Emotional Development, Physical Development, Cognitive Development, and Language Development. The Part Day Preschool (PDPS) program offers 2 and 3 day participation options throughout the academic year. The PDPS is facilitated from 9-12pm daily beginning in September and ending in early June.
SAC Winter and Spring Camps
Camps are offered for children in K-5th grades. We are currently offering care to civilians during their spring and winter breaks which are scheduled at different times then the West Point Schools.
SAC Summer Camp
Summer camp applications are accepted in early spring. During summer camp we offer swimming, bowling, off-post field trips (Science Centers, Aquariums, Water Parks, Museums, Zoos, ferry boat cruises, barbeques, arts & crafts, BGCA & 4-H/Clover-bud activities, gardening, cooking, technology, sports & fitness, clubs, and daily learning opportunities. The summer camp program is extended to meet the requirements of our civilian workforce whose children are not part of the West Point school system. Summer Camp Hours are 6a.m.-5:30pm.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
The School-Age Center (SAC) partners with the BGCA whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. BGCA is a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. This is truly the positive place for children. We incorporate the following BGCA activities into the program:
Power Hour (Homework Assistance)
Power Hour occurs daily and is an educational enhancement program that helps children and youth with homework, finishing assignments and tutoring to gain proficiency in specific areas such as math or language arts. Power Hour is designed to raise the academic proficiency of club members ages 6 to 12. We offer homework assistance throughout the day keeping many textbooks from West Point Elementary & Middle School on hand.
This is a framework centered on basic values called the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. These traits are reinforced daily. Each week a “Star of the Week,” who exemplifies these pillars is selected and celebrated by the children.
Beginning around the start of the 20th century, 4H was established through the efforts of youth-oriented people in several areas of the United States. The “learning by doing” model came from the desire to make the education provided by public schools more available and relevant to youth living in rural parts of the country. In recent years the program has further emphasized its devotion to life skills development in youth, and does so through 4-H’s traditional hands-on learning approach. 4-H helps children to do better in school, learn to help others, and feel more capable and responsible. In settings like clubs, camps, after-school programs, and trips, the 4-H Youth Development program helps youth reach their fullest potential. Members have opportunities to connect to Cornell University, learn through hands-on activities, lead, be inspired, inspire others, and so much more. SAC incorporates 4-H into the curriculum on a weekly basis. 4-H and Clover-buds each meet once a week. All of the youth and staff are registered 4-H members. Some of the many projects that we are working on this year include creating rockets, clocks, string art, gardening, and community service. Both long term and short term activities are included in the syllabus.
Sports & Fitness Instruction
A qualified fitness instructor provides Sports & Fitness instruction at SAC three times a week. The Sports & Fitness programs focus on fair play, teamwork, and inclusiveness. Sports, fitness, and health options are one of the four service areas; we also include BGCA activities as part of the sports & fitness curriculum. Children participate in recreation activities that will enrich their lives, and teach them important life skills through sports & fitness activities. Sports offer a great opportunity to teach values and foster self-esteem.
Designed for ages 6 to 15, the program aims to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the club experience, Healthy Habits, which is also the “Mind” component of Triple Play: A Game for the Mind, Body and Soul, emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity, and improving overall well-being.
- Youth Services (MST)
Hours of Operation
Monday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday Closed Holidays Closed (All Federal Holidays)
Planned and impromptu events and activities include fun and exciting offerings from Boys & Girls Club, 4-H, Character Counts, and Army Youth Program Curriculums. The focus is on character and leadership development, academic success and mentoring, arts and creativity, and sports, health and fitness. A monthly calendar is developed with daily activities and events that includes trips, tournaments, health and fitness activities, fine arts, cooking, recreational activities, teen development programs, and volunteer opportunities for youth. The Torch and Keystone Youth Councils allow youth and teens the opportunity to make an impact on the program offerings and in the community. Stop by Building 500 to find out more about any of the activities listed below.
- Gym — Full size gym with a basketball court, rock climbing wall, and various sports equipment available for daily use.
- Teen Lounge — Wide screen TVs, comfy furniture, a wide range of movies and video games that can be checked out, and a movie projector.
- Technology Center — 15 computers and free Wi-fi. Digital cameras and other technology that youth can sign out. Tech Club is offered weekly which gives youth the opportunity to learn new skills in robotics, Claymation, coding, typing, creating apps, and more!
- Art Center — Pastels, potter wheel, colored pencils, watercolors, acrylics, and more are available for use regularly in our Art Center. Save your artwork and enter it into our yearly Fine Arts show in January for a chance to compete nationally!
- Music Room — Full sized piano, keyboard, guitars, ukulele, electric drums, hand drums, microphones, karaoke and more available. Attend MusicMakers club weekly to learn different skills!
- Game Room — Pool table, video game systems, classic arcade machine, air hockey table, bubble hockey, foosball, board games and more in our game room! Keep your eye out for our regularly scheduled games tournaments!
- Snack Area — USDA approved snacks are offered free of charge twice daily. Menu offerings are based on input from youth and signed off by a registered dietician.
Trips, parties, tournaments, movie nights, dances, and barbeques are some of the exciting special events offered. All off-post trips require pre-registration and a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Fees may be charged on some trips. Program details are available at the Youth Center.
Character and Leadership Development
Torch Club members learn to work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation. Torch Club members are a voice for the 6th-8th graders in the Youth Center and meet weekly to help us make the center better for everyone.
Keystone Club is a teen-led club which provides teens in grades 9-12 with the opportunity to have a voice in the Youth Center and Community. Keystone Club works with teens to help promote academic success, service to club and community, and career and college readiness. Keystone Members volunteer at special events in the community, make a difference by mentoring younger youth, participate in forums and discussions about changes teens would like in the Youth Center and in the community, and have a say in events and activities we plan and implement. Monthly career, college and financial readiness meetings in partnership with ACS are available.
Our 4-H club offer youth opportunities in leadership, decision-making, public speaking, and community service. We also offer the practical experience of bringing a set of projects to completion. The projects may include woodworking, mosaic tile, S.T.E.M., robotics, GEO Caching and more. They are presented annually at the Orange County and New York State Fairs. Grades 6 thru 12 welcomed.
Volunteer Service & Scholarship Opportunities
West Point youths have many opportunities to become involved in volunteer services on an individual or group basis, at West Point or in other communities. Ideas for volunteer service are gathered from the youths at council meetings. Numerous West Point teens have received thousands of dollars in scholarships in recognition of their contribution to the West Point and surrounding community programs through the annual Youth of the Year competition, as well as through various other scholarship opportunities available to military youth. We also offer a Teen Volunteer Program that meets once a month.
The sponsorship program is designed to help newly arriving youth become familiar with the West Point community, schools, local towns, and the surrounding region. Tours, monthly Hail and Farewell parties and other special events are just a few examples of the ways for our youth to participate, meet new people, and do exciting activities.
Academic Success and Mentoring
Power Hour helps youth achieve academic, behavioral and social skills by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Power Hour helps improve academic performance and encourage youth to graduate from High School, go to college and develop a lifelong love of learning.
We offer programs in Lego Mindstorm Robotics, Claymation, Digital Skills, Hour of Code, as well as a variety of STEM related projects. Youth gain the hands on experience they need to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Through our partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club of America and their My.Future initiative, we also provide youth with the ability to develop strong, grounded digital literacy competency through project-based learning experiences. Members can produce portfolios of completed projects and present their projects to earn digital badges.
SMART Girls provides girls with guidance towards healthy attitudes and lifestyles. Through sessions, group activities, and volunteer opportunities, girls will build personal skills and develop positive relationships with their peers. The club is committed to help girls build positive self-esteem and healthy body image. SMART Girls enables girls to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible individuals.
CYS partners with Army Community Services (ACS & other agencies) to offer employment and financial readiness classes. These classes, which are offered periodically to youth in grades 6-12, focus on different aspects of finding and getting a job. In addition, the classes educate teens on budgeting their finances.
Camp Counselor Training
Youth that have completed 8th grade and are 13 years of age can volunteer as summer camp counselors. Applications are available in April. Interviews, selection, and training are held in May. Youth are then placed for a 1-2 week period in the CYSS Summer Camp program.
Arts & Crafts / Fine Arts
Our Art Program provides youth with the opportunity to tap into their artistic and creative side. Youth are introduced to different mediums and techniques of art through fun activities that all youth can participate in regardless of their level of expertise or skill. Pottery wheels, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, printmaking, colored pencils, collage, and crafts are just some of the offerings available in our art center. Youth are encouraged to take the time to express themselves through their creations. The club also hosts an annual Fine Arts Festival each January, displaying artwork of youth ages 6-18 gathered from the schools, community, School Age Center and Youth Center. Winning artwork goes on to compete in regional and national competitions through Boys and Girls Club of America.
Sports, Health and Fitness
Triple Play focuses on teaching kids about exercise and teamwork. Youth enjoy sustained physical activity, and develop a sense of self-reliance. Staff create activities that promote youth to stay active, and form positive relationships that add up to a healthy lifestyle. Some of the sports and activities played are kickball, four square, capture the flag, freedom ball, basketball, volleyball and more. The club also hosts a Fitness Challenge twice a year in which youth can participate in healthy competition with their peers. No matter a youth’s level of athleticism, all are encouraged and welcome to participate.
Our Cooking Club offers youth the opportunity to participate in preparing healthy foods while also engaging in community service, events and cooking competitions. Club members engage in a positive group discussion about healthy eating, making the right food choices, understanding food labels, food plate, food handling techniques, deciphering recipes, budgeting and culinary terminology. The best part of Cooking Club is that you get to eat what you make!
- Request an Appointment
Contact any of our faclities via their information above with general questions. Any CYS Program registration will begin and end with Parent and Outreach Services.
If you are not registered with West Point CYS Services - please request an appointment online via the form with Parent and Outreach Services.
Thank you choosing West Point Child & Youth Services (CYS). Below are full descriptions of our services and facilities based on the age of your child and their school year:
We also offer certified in home care with our Family Child Care (FCC) program, instructional programming for many ages through Youth Sports & Instructional Programs. Please note that all services require registration through Parent and Outreach Services. Thank you for choosing West Point CYS & we look forward to supporting you very soon.
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