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Below is some information our Fort Knox SAC Families need to know with school starting Monday, 9 August 2021.

Before School at SAC:

For Children enrolled in the Before School Only & Before/After School may be dropped off at 5:30 am (Not for After Only children).

Breakfast is served from 6:15 - 7:15 a.m.

School Bus Pick Up times are within a 5-minute window:

  • Van Voorhis Elementary School (Bus # 65)
  • Kingsolver Elementary School (Bus #83)
  • Scott Intermediate School (Bus #69)

After School at SAC:

For Children enrolled in the After School Only & both combined Before/After School (The After School program is Not for children enrolled in Before School Only)

Van Voorhis Elementary School (Bus # 65) • Kingsolver Elementary School (Bus #83) Scott Intermediate School (Bus #69)

All 3 schools are released at 3:15 p.m.

Buses begin arriving at SAC at 3:45 pm (expect delays for the rst two weeks of school as everyone is getting adjusted to the new drop-offs & logistical concerns.)

Snack is served from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

SAC closes at 6:00 p.m. when all children must be picked up.

(**All 3 schools release at 2:00 pm the rst Tuesday of each month)

6 Aug 21

Child Development Center and School Age Center

  • Open only to children of those designated by on-post mission partners as mission essential, and that have been confirmed by CDC/SAC as being able to currently accept
    • NOTE 1: Those with questions should contact their chain of command/supervisor
    • NOTE 2: All child care needs cannot be met at this time due to limited CDC/SAC staffing and required reduced children-to-staff ratios
  • Parents will be provided a Garrison memo on Face Masks and Curbside Drop-offs and the required operating conditions for re-opening.
  • In order to reduce traffic in the facilities, all drop-offs/pickups of children at CDC/SAC will be curbside.
  • Staff will take children’s temperatures and employee and visitors temperatures prior to granting facility access for the day. Parents are encouraged to be alert for signs of illness in their children and keep them home when sick.
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times by all CDC/SAC employees and facility visitors.
  • CDC Children will not be required to wear face masks, however, if a Parent provides a daily clean mask & requires their child over age 2 to wear it, CYS will ensure the Child wears it while in CYS care as long as the child does not have any respiratory concerns.
  • SAC children must wear face masks as long as the child does not have any respiratory concerns. Parents must provide a clean mask for their child each day.
  • Six feet of social distancing from others should be maintained, whenever feasible. Quality care and nurturing of children will still continue.
  • Children will remain in the same classroom each with the scheduled staff.
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
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.

Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware® of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. To achieve their mission, the organization leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, undertakes research, and advocates child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.

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