- Making an Appointment
Parent Central Services
533 Spearhead Division Ave
Fort Knox, KY 40121
Kids On Site
533 Spearhead Division Ave
Fort Knox, KY 40121
- CYS Registration
Registering Your Child in CYS
- How to Request for Child Care
- Get on the Childcare Wait List (MilitaryChildCare.com)
- Child Care Fees
According to public law, child care fees military-wide are based on the Total Family Income (TFI), which is the total gross annual income for all adults in the household. (Fees are based on TFI and apply to children who attend on a regular basis. Parents are mandated by public law to pay their share of the cost of child care. Section 1793 of title 10, United States Code, requires that DoD prescribe uniform fee regulations for military child development programs.)
Parent fees are determined during the enrollment process prior to enrolling in a regularly scheduled Child Development Center (CDC), Family Child Care Home (FCC), School Age Care (SAC) or Youth Programs operating before 1300 hours and annually thereafter.
WebTrac offers easy bill payment, tax forms, receipts, class sign-ups and other convenient options. Payments for childcare can also be made at any CYS Child Development Center, School Age Center, and Parent Central Services (PCS).
- Children with Special Medical Needs
- For Kids
Military Kids Connect is a DoD program to help connect military kids with each other and with the resources they need to cope with military life.
Did you recently receive PCS orders and have a middle and high school child that’s worried about moving? Check out the Youth Sponsorship Program! Youth Sponsors are at both the youth center and the school and provide information about the community and school to their sponsee via welcome packets, e-mail, and face-to-face communication. For more information about the Youth Sponsorship Program and how to get a sponsor assigned to your child, please call the School Liaison Officer at (502) 624-2305.
- Parent Participation
- Enrichment Programs
Don’t need childcare? We offer enrichment programs, too!
Here are some of our most popular on-post activities:
Kids On Site! provides short-term hourly child care to parents attending on-post meetings or functions in the same or adjacent building. Kids On Site! staff are also available to travel to your unit ball or event to provide childcare on site. Please call (502) 624-6703 for more information.
CYSitters offers formal training for teens in 6th-12th grade from adults who provide short term hourly child care for Families in their own homes. The training covers the skills needed to safely and appropriate care for children, including first aid and CPR, program activities, and the “business” of babysitting.
Instructional Programs includes a range of out-of-school classes in areas like music, dance, martial arts, gymnastics, technology, life skills, and athletic experiences.
Deployment Support Services provides special options for eligible Army Service members, including deployed Soldiers, dependents of Army Fallen Warriors, and Army Wounded Warriors assigned to a Wounded Warrior Unit. If you’re deploying, contact your local Parent Central Services Office or your child’s program.
- PCS'ing and Relocating
Transition of Child Records
Parent Central Services provides Army-wide transition assistance such as Global Data Transfer (GDT) of child records and accepts projected registrations for continued services. The system is designed to streamline the relocation process for military and civilian families. Standard data elements (such as names, birthdates, child health records, etc.) should follow each Family to their new duty assignments and make the local CYS registration procedure faster and easier.
Importing and exporting data for relocating families is part of the regular CYS in-and out-processing protocol.
- Frequently Asked Questions
What services does CYS provide?
- Full-day child care
- Part-day preschool
- Youth Sports
- Kids on Site
- Seasonal Camps
- Instructional Programs
- Open recreation for teens
- Hourly care
- Strong Beginnings Pre-K program
- Recreational classes
- Before/after-school programs
* Not all programs are offered at every garrison. Please check with your local CYS office to verify availability of programs.
What can be provided as proof of eligibility?
The sponsor’s ID card or DEERS enrollment forms (DA 1172). If the sponsor is a biological parent, a birth certificate works, too.
Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?
Contact your local Parent Central Services to get your questions answered, by email, phone or in person.
Where can I register?
Visit Parent Central Services
What do I need to register?
- Government ID
- Contact information
- Two emergency contacts
- Immunization Documentation, unless school age children are enrolled in a local public school system where proof of currency of vaccination is required
- Deployment orders (if applicable)
- LES/pay voucher, student letter, or seeking employment verification (for on-base child care)
What full-day or before/after-school child care is available?
We offer three child care options:
- Family Child Care Providers
- On-base child care centers
- Army Fee Assistance for off-base child care
How often must I register and why?
The Department of Defense requires children's records be updated at least annually for their health, safety, or well-being.
When does my child need a sports physical?
Sports physicals are required by the first practice for your child to participate. The child may not participate until a sports physical has been completed by a physician. Sports physicals are required for seasonal competitive sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, track and field, and youth fitness programs.
When do I need to complete a health assessment for my child?
The health assessment is required 30 days from the date of registration. The health assessment is due every three years unless there are changes in your child’s medical condition before then.
Are immunizations required to register?
Yes. Immunizations are required for children not currently enrolled in school (Kindergarten and above). Immunizations are also required for school age children enrolled in private schools, school age children who are homeschooled, and school age children not enrolled in a local public school system where proof of vaccination is required. CYS also requires proof of the flu vaccination (due annually) for all children not attending schools where the flu vaccination is required.
What if my child needs special accommodations?
We welcome children with special needs. Every child will receive a recommended care plan based on the information presented from the Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team.
Are there exceptions to fees based on total family income for special circumstances?
Yes. Commanders have the authority to grant financial hardship waivers and must consider the balance of Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) income and appropriated fund support as they approve waivers. Approved fees must be within the fee categories established by DoD.
Are there discounts for multiple children from the same family?
Installation Commanders may authorize up to 20% reduction of fees for additional children of the same family, with the exception of contractor employees and specified space-available patrons (in accordance with Department of Defense fee guidance) who do not receive child care fee assistance.
What is available to me if I am retired?
Sports and Instructional Program classes are available to retirees’ Families. Retirees are allowed to use childcare services on a space-available basis when there are no other eligible uses on the wait list.
What types of programs and activities are offered for middle school students and teens?
- Leadership activities
- Girls & Guy talk
- Sports clubs
- How-to projects
- Power Hours
- Leisure activities and special events
- Open recreation starting at 1300 on school holidays
- Summer camp· Before School Supervision
What does the School Support Services Office do?
The School Liaison Officer works in conjunction with the CYS Division and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. Through partnering with the local and military community, the School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts.
How do I use MCC?
1. Create Account
Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family, or to login using an existing username and password.
2. Search and Request
Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request for care.
3. Manage My Request
You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.
4. Update My Profile
Keep your My Profile page up-to-date with important information.
When should I place my child(ren) on the waitlist for childcare?
As soon as possible. The waitlist for CYS childcare goes based off of priority and then based off of how long you have been on the waitlist. If you are expecting a child, you can place your child on the list as soon as you find out that you are expecting. You may also place your child(ren) on the waitlist for your next duty station as soon as you are made aware of your PCS!
What exactly do I need to do in order to utilize childcare?
The first step is to get on the waitlist at www.militarychildcare.com. The next step would be contacting Parent Central Services at (502) 624-6703 to get your child(ren) registered with CYS. Once we have space for your child, you will receive an offer for care from the militarychildcare.com website. As soon as you accept the offer, you will need to contact Parent Central Services again to complete the process. Before your child can begin care, Parent Central will schedule you for an orientation at your child's program.
You take care of business without coming in! With Webtrac, you can start new registrations, schedule registration and hourly care appointments, update household information, request child care, upload documents, make payments on your monthly childcare fees, print receipts and tax statements or sign up for advertised instructional programs, Youth Sports or special activities.