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Fort Stewart Child Care

Fee Structure

CDC Bldg. 403
CDC Bldg. 475
CDC Bldg. 5500
CDC Bldg. 7100
CYS Pre-K Program

If you would like to register your child for the Georgia Pre-K Program, please contact Parent Central Services.  

Georgia’s Pre-K Program: Provides activities and learning experiences that help prepare young children for school. For a child to be school ready, it means they are socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively prepared for success in kindergarten. The program helps children become independent, self-confident, and enthusiastic learners. Participation in the program encourages children to develop good habits and daily routines early in their educational career. Parents please view/print the GA Pre-K program handbook here!

Annual Pre-K Lottery Drawing is held on the first Thursday in April. The initial available spaces are filled from the applicants selected in the initial lottery drawing. Applicants who register on or after the drawing day are placed on the waiting list in order of registration.

The CYS Pre-Kindergarten Program is funded entirely by the Georgia State Lottery and is considered to be one of the finest educational programs in the nation. The Fort Stewart CYS on-post program currently offers 6 classrooms: a maximum of 22 spaces per class. Because there are always more children seeking spaces in Prekindergarten than there are spaces available,  a lottery process is the fairest method of filling our classes. 

  • Students must be four years of age on or before 01 September of current year - NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Sponsor must be DoD I.D. cardholder (Active Duty or DoD Civilian/Contractor assigned to installation)
  • The program is voluntary; daily student attendance is required!
  • The Pre-K program operates for 6.5 hours per day: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • The core instructional program is free of charge.
  • Wrap-around care on site is available (at the parent’s expense).
  • All children must be registered with Child & Youth Services to participate in the Fort Stewart CYS Pre-K program.

Parents will need to email the following documents to sign up for the lottery drawing:

  • 2022 CYS Pre-K Lottery Application
  • Proof of Eligibility/I.D. Card
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residence (must be a rental agreement or utility bill)
  • LES/Pay Stubs (Total Family Income)

Forms/documents can be emailed to the following email address:

Fort Stewart Bldg. 403 and Bldg. 475:

HAAF Bldg. 8805: 

Additional forms are required for registering with CYS Services. Families will be notified if their child’s name was drawn in the lottery process. All children not chosen will be placed on a waiting list until spaces become available.

Documents due AFTER program entry:

  • GA Certificate of Immunization Form 3231 due within 30 days
  • Georgia Ear, Eye, Dental Screening Screening Form 3300 due within 90 days
Hourly Care Program (CDC Only)

CDC Hourly Care Re-Opening

Currently, Hourly care is only available at Fort Stewart Child Development Center 403.

Hourly Care is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and is limited to 16 hours per week. Reservations are based on priority and must be paid at the time of reservation.

Hourly reservations for CDC's can be scheduled in person, by phone for registered CYS members. Reservations may be made up to three weeks in advance. If reservations must be cancelled, please call no later than 8 a.m. the day of the reservation or two hours before start of requested care. Patrons may make/cancel reservations online 24 hours prior to the day of the reservation.

In an effort to provide quality service to all of our patrons, all CYS child care policies must be enforced by each program. Patrons are responsible for any charges incurred with requested hourly care. A “No-Show” fee will be assessed to any household who is late or does not show for their reserved time for care. Repeat “No-Shows” will be reported to the CYS Coordinator. Payment for all hourly care services is due at the time of service.

The cost for hourly care is $7 per hour, charged at 30-minute increments. A minimum of one-hour ($7) is charged for hourly care. In order to accommodate the current demand for hourly care, children must be picked up promptly at their scheduled reservation time. If you are running late for your pickup time, please call the facility to ensure space is available for your child to remain at the center. A 2 hour no-show fee for Hourly care may be assessed for patrons who fail to show or cancel their reservation at least 24 hours in advance of the reservation.

Patrons who pickup after 1800: Late Pick Up Fees are $7.00 per child/per site for the next 45 minutes. CDC and SAC programs are authorized to charge a late pickup fee of $1.00 per minute up to 15 minutes per Family per site regardless of the number of children in care at that site. After 15 minutes, the charge is $7.00 per child/per site for the next 45 minutes. CYS emergency procedures will be followed when child(ren) are left at the program one hour after closing the program.

Hourly care may not exceed 14 hours per week for facility based programs. Hourly Care must be paid in full on the day service is provided. Meals and Snacks will be provided at scheduled times.

Child Development Center (CDC): 6 weeks - 5 years (Kindergarten)

Full Day/Part Day/Hourly Care

Ages 6 weeks-Kindergarten*

 CDCs are on-post child care centers that offer full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in nationally accredited environments.

Program Description
Full Day 5 to 12 hours per day. Services are offered to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old
Part Day Preschool 3 hour/day program with choice of 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days per week 
Before and After Kindergarten* Before and after school care provided for children attending Kindergarten. Full day care provided on school "out" days and during the summer following the Kindergarten school year
Hourly  Care Centers offer reserved and drop-off care on an hourly basis
Pre-Kindergarten/Strong Beginnings

Strong Beginnings is a 3 hour/day program 5 days per week that provides school readiness skills for children turning 4 years by August 1.

* In some communities, Kindergarten children may be located in the School Age Center

School Age Centers (SAC): Grades K-5/8*

Army School Age Centers provide care during:

  • Before school and after school
  • School closures
  • Seasonal and holiday school breaks
  • Summer Camp
  • Hourly Care

Children have access to computer labs and can receive help on daily homework assignments. Programs are nationally accredited and utilize standard curricula through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

* Depending on school configuration

Babysitter Referral Services

Looking for a Teen Babysitter? Looking to be a Teen Babysitter? CYS offers training following the 4-H babysitter curriculum in becoming a certified Teen Babysitter. Teen military family members in grades 7 and up who wish to to expand and market themselves for babysitting jobs can be placed on the babysitter's referral list with parent permission.

Military parents needing babysitters must complete a request form located at Parent Central Services. Once parents complete the required form, they will receive a list of babysitter information based on specified requirements (location, availability, etc). After receiving a list of babysitters, parents can make arrangements directly with the babysitter. All arrangements and fees for care are between the parent and babysitter.

CYS offers Babysitting Referral Services for registered families. Babysitters on the referral list are 13 years or older, have certification in First Aid and CPR, and are trained in: 

  • Developmentally appropriate play
  • Recognition of child abuse/neglect
  • Emergency procedures and interviewing

Stop by Parent Central Services or go back to the Register section to find out more information.

Alternative Child Care

CYS provides additional child care beyond the regular facility opening hours.

  • Kids On Site! (KOS) - On-site child care in a room adjacent to the parents attending unit meetings or events  

Kids On Site (KoS) KoS provides child care on site for your unit/organizational event at the location your event is being held. CYS will provide quality child care providers to watch children ages 6 weeks through 12 years on site. Your unit pays for this service through Parent Central Services. KoS is not available at all locations on post. For information, a quote or to schedule an event, contact Parent & Outreach Services.

  • Volunteer Child Care in a Unit Setting (VCCUS) - CYS can help units to train volunteers to provide child care for unit functions

Volunteer Child Care in Unit Settings (VCCUS) VCCUS is a volunteer-based childcare program that allows for on-site care during meetings and events organized by military units, Army Community Service (ACS) groups or Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Through VCCUS, Parent & Outreach Services will provide training to volunteers from the military unit or organization. The program is designed to allow the exchange of free and temporary childcare services during unit sessions when the demand is high or when child development center services are not available. Parents and guardians of children in VCCUS must be attending the same function and must remain at the site while their child is under volunteer care.

Units interested in the VCCUS program should contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information.

Parents' Night Out*

CYS offers parents a Friday or Saturday night out on the town for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide a snack and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.  

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Parents' Day Out*

CYS Services offers parents a day out on Friday or Saturday for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide meals and snacks and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.   

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Waiting List

If you are interested in full-day or part-day child care, please visit to be placed on the waiting list for care.

Military Child Care dot com is your portal for child care at installations around the world. Children can only be placed in child care after submitting a request for care through Military Child Care com.

Get Registered Today!

Contact any of our facilities to answer questions regarding our program. All CYS programs require registration at Parent Central Services. 

If you are not registered with Stewart-Hunter CYS, please contact Parent Central Services to 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

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

Customer Reviews

CDC 403:D McCulloch, I have been completely satisfied with the care my son receives from his teachers in the Pre-K program. All of them deserve recognition, however one has done a job worth mentioning. Her ability to speak to my child in a calming and respectful manor has increased his positive behavior at home. This employee is truly an asset to the Center, the base and the entire Army.

Love Bldg 403 hourly!

CDC 475:

"My husband and I want to recognize Ms. Marlene and Ms. Yolanda in room 129/130. Yolanda goes above and beyond. She cares about our daughter like she is her own daughter and is excited for any and all milestones that she meets. She makes dropping her off for daycare a little easier because we know she will get the best care with them."

"Gena and Brandy are very professional and our child loves to come to rm #123." 

"Jacinda, Catina, and Annabell have helped me to not only grow as a first time mother but being comfortable with leaving my son in their care. I cannot thank them enough for taking the time and caring enough to help me through this period of change."

"Everyone has been so open and welcoming to me and my son and I am so happy he is in rm #103/104 with the caregivers he has. I am happy to be rest assures that he is being taken care of and for that I am so grateful."

"Jess at the front desk is awesome. She always has an amazing attitude. She knows her job so well. She is competent and friendly, and most importantly runs that front desk super tight! Jess sets the standard for friendly and urgent/efficient work ethic."

"Each staff member, from the maintenance to the front desk and program assistants, all do an amazing job of saying hello and greeting me when I first walk in, and always greet me when I leave, saying have a good evening/weekend etc. It is literally amazing how they always remember to say hello and goodbye. Each person really needs to be commended on how much work it must be to always make sure they are greeting and saying goodbye."

"It is remarkable the heart and love the staff in room 131 and 132 show for their infants and pre-toddlers. The ladies really love their kiddos and miss them when the kids have to relocate to installations or change rooms. As a parent, I can only hope that each day care I put my child in the future has staff that don't just 'look after' kids, but really care about and for the kids."

"I really love the staff for room 129. Marlene, Yolanda, Monique, Kim, and Terra are all excellent with the kids!"

"My daughter loves her teachers and talks about them daily, She loves the attention they give her. Particularly Ms. Brandy, Ms. Tasha, and Miss Gina. Thank you all!"  

CDC 5500:

"Great service and employees, teachers."

Anyone who gets this employee as their childs caregiver through the CDC is lucky because they are getting not just someone who is paiud to watch their children, they are getting someone who will love and treat their children as her own.

CDC 7100:

A Lours, I love the staff as well as the school. They are doing a wonderful job.

The staff is very patient and willing to work with parents and children.

More Child & Youth Services

Parents Night Out - FS

Dec 2 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Parents Night Out - HAAF

Dec 16 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Learn about CYS Childcare Options

Learn about CYS Childcare Options