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Contact our front desk via the 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.
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Lee Area 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. Lee CDC programs offer a part day preschool program for ages 3-5 years. This program offers a 2 or 3 day option for child care. 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 Lee School Age Center (SAC) is nationally accredited by Council on Accreditation. COA’s standards for Child and Youth Development (CYD) programs are designed to promote a program’s capacity to provide quality experiences that help children and youth thrive The SAC program offers a comprehensive supervised curriculum.
The Foundation of the SAC Curriculum consists of five service areas:
- Education Support and Career Exploration
- Character and Leadership Development
- Health, Wellness and Life Skills
- Sports, Fitness and Recreation
- The Arts
Our 5,000 sq. ft. building has seven 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.
Lee Area CYS Facility offer school age child care on an hourly basis for grades kindergarten to fifth grade.
SAC Winter, Spring and Fall 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 requests through militarychildcare.com begin in February. During summer the summer months full day school age care is provided. Children will have the opportunity to participate in child and adult initiated activities in each of the 5 service areas throughout the day. 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.
Army Fee Assistance
All Army Families may be referred to the Army's current resource and referral agency, Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) for help to locate civilian providers to assist with their child care needs when installation space is unavailable. Those who are eligible may apply for Army Fee Assistance (AFA) to help pa for the higher cost of civilian child care. Visit Child Care Aware of America for assistance or more info.