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Hunter Childcare

Thank you for choosing Stewart-Hunter Child & Youth Services (CYS). Below are full descriptions of our services and facilities, based on the age of your child and their school year:

  • Infants to Preschool: Child Development Centers (CDC)
  • Georgia Pre-K, wrap-around care, Kindergarten, and Summer Camp: CDC 8805
  • Grade K-5: School Age Center (SAC)
  • Grade 6-12: Youth Center / Middle School & Teen Program (MST)

All buildings are identified by their respective numbers.

Please note that all services require registration through Parent Central Services. Thank you for choosing Stewart-Hunter CYS. We look forward to supporting you very soon.

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CYS Pre-K Program

If you would like to register your child for the Georgia Pre-K Program, 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. Hunter Army Airfield CYS on-post program currently offers 4 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 the year attending- 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 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.

Required documents:

  •   Original Birth Certificate
  •   Proof of Eligibility (DoD  I.D. Card)
  •   CYS Pre-K Application

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.

Hourly Care Program (CDC Only)

Hourly reservations for CDCs can be scheduled in person or by phone or 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.

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 $8 per hour, charged at 30-minute increments. A minimum of one-hour ($8) 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.

Patrons who pick up after 6 p.m.: CDC and SAC programs are authorized to charge a late pick-up fee of $1 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 $8 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.

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 Center (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

Visit or contact Parent Central Services to find out more information.

Alternative Childcare

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 night out on the town for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade quarterly. We provide a snack and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.

Visit the Parents' Night Out page to view dates and learn more. 

* 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 childcare, please visit to be placed on the waiting list for care. is your portal for childcare at installations around the world. Children can only be placed in childcare after submitting a request for care through

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 148:

"As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at CYS Bldg 148 every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance she receives. The teachers truly look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My daughter has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand her challenges, and handle her with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the HAAF bldg 148 child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to 1. Latasha Pounds (special thanks) 2. Joan Wood ( special thanks) 3. Melissa Jackson-Smith (special thanks) 4. Betty Blige (Special Thanks) 5. Lagema Dtephens 6. Jacqueline Aikes they continue todo amazing works of "heart" with all children..."


T Warner, Employee was extremely courteous and respectful. She was a hugh help in the process of background checks. The office as a whole was extremely efficient.

J Journeycake, Two employees have been amazing caregivers to our child. He has grown into such a self-loving positive toddler with their help and guidance.

S Brandon, I would like to thank employee for always providing me with superb customer support. She always has a professional and upbeat attitude and sets that standard for customer service in my opinion. I have found this to be the same with all of the staff. The director has a great team supporting the day-to-day operations here.

Loved seeing my child eat different varieties of fruit! Never eats them at home.

The farmers market was such a great experience! I love the idea and think this is so important! I love the staff and had a great time! You can tell they put a lot of work into it!

CDC 8805:

P Jerral, All the staff from the processing to the class has been wonderful. Best experience I ever had with school. I love the employee who helped me get my child registered.

L Bright, The Center's graduation ceremony was awesome to say the least. My family enjoyed the program and staff, since they cared and taught our child. We will always be thankful for their profesionalism and care.

S Peterson, CDC at HAAF is amazing!! Best Pre-K we know, 3rd child! Staff is happy, helpful, and extremely effective at teaching!

CDC 8807:

Leaving your child in the care of someone else can be terrifying as you are putting a lot of trust into that person. I , however, have been blessed with some amazing providers. Employee has been more than just child care provider for my youngest child, she is family! I know that my child gets the same love and attention that he would if I was able to stay home with him.

Please keep employee in room 116. She is always so engaged with all the children and goes out of her way to tell parents great things about their kid. She has been a great addition to that room.

Our family is so grateful that employee is back! Her genuine love for her class is such a blessing. She works so hard in her class making sure everyone is taken care of. My child is coming home happier and I don't worry about my child when she is in the room.

Two employees that were in room 116 on Monday did an amazing job! During dropoff and pickup they had all the kids involved in an activity. Even more impressive, they were both involved and sitting with the kids. It was beautiful. They even wrote what my child ate and how long my child napped. Nice job ladies!

Employee has been such a great addition to the toddler room! She always has something positive to share about my child and is always engaging in a positive way with all of the kids.