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REGISTRATION

Registration is handled through an appointment system. Parent Central Services is at Bldg 1743 on Fort Bliss. A satellite office is located in Bldg. 503B. Please call the registration desk at 568-4374 or 568-4646 to make an appointment. Registration requires approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. You will need to show a valid military ID card, child's immunization record and current pay statement for all working family members. When you have completed all necessary paperwork (see below table) you will be issued a swipe card for full time care. You will be required to present this card whenever you use the center. The registration is good for one year and is transferable to other Army installations. If there are any changes to your file (ie change in employment, change of address, spouse employment) it is your responsibility to report these changes to the Parent Central Office immediately. Email Child, Youth and School Services here. 

On the second Tuesday of each month, both the main Parent Central Services office in Bldg. 1743 and the satellite Parent Central Services office in Bldg. 503B will close for training from 10-11:30 a.m.

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Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Service (CYSS) FY15 effective 1 November 2014

 

Quick link to Web Trac CYSS Online here.

FEES

Department of Defense (DoD) prescribes uniform fee regulations for all military child and youth programs. The fees are based on total family income and apply to all children who attend on a regular basis. The fee ranges are updated annually. Each year DoD instructs installation to increase fees based on estimates of inflation. Fort Bliss continues to attempt to minimize the impact on parents by providing a multi-child discount, offering volunteer and parent participation discounts. This year, families can earn up to 10% off their monthly child care costs by volunteering and participating in our programs. We commit to you that we will continue to provide quality and safe child care for our children.

 

CYSS Fee Payment

Payments for services are due in advance of the service to be provided. Payments will be late after 1800 on the 5th business day after and including the 1st and 15th of each month. A late fee of $5 will be automatically assessed after the 5th day. Households in arrears 45 days will be placed in a delinquent status and your children will be suspended from services until the household balance is satisfied. Parents enrolling during the month will have their fees prorated for that month. Families who PCS before the end of the month can have their fees for that month prorated with a two week notification of their last day. Failure to give a two week notice will result in customary charges for that time period. All federal holidays, spring and winter breaks have been calculated into the structure of the fees, therefore no credit will be given. Fees paid guarantee your child’s space in the CYSS program as long as the fees are paid in advance.

 

CYSS EMERGENCY DESIGNEE Policies

To ensure the safety and well being of your child CYSS requires two local emergency contacts and for SINGLE AND DUAL MILITARY ONE MUST BE YOUR DESIGNATED SHORT TIME PROVIDER. Parents will provide updated information to Parent Centeral annually or more frequently if necessary to update information. This information allows us to ensure the care of your child in your absence. Parents are given 30 days from the date of registration to provide the name, address and phone number of the Short Term care provider to Parent Central. If the information is not received within those 30 days, services will be terminated until such time as the information is provided. For specific information, please call 568-4374.

 

USDA

The Child & Youth Services programs are operated in accordance with U. S. Department of Agriculture policy which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex age, handicap, political beliefs, religion or national origin. More information may be obtained here or from the Office of Equal Opportunity, USDA, Washington, D.C. 20250. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should inform the Director. Unresolved complaints should then be addressed to the CYSS Coordinator. You also have the option of contacting the Equal Employment Office here at Ft. Bliss or you may write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 20250.

 

ACCREDITATION

Fort Bliss Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation's Logan and Main child development centers are accreditated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children or NAEYC.

NAEYC torch Fort Bliss' centers are the two largest centers in the area to achieve accreditation offering full-day, hourly and infant care. Nationally, approximately 7 percent of early childhood programs have been accredited with nearly 15,000 programs currently engaged in seeking accreditation.

In obtaining accreditation, programs undergo an intensive self-study, collecting information from parents, teachers, administrators and classroom observations. NAEYC early childhood professionals then conduct an on-site visit to validate the self-study results. Finally, a commission of national experts independently review the information and either grant or defer accreditation. Once awarded, the NAEYC accreditation is valid for three years.

According to Virgetta Johnson, the former Main CDC Director, “The heart of NAEYC accreditation focuses on the child's experience.” The process carefully considers all aspects of a program including health and safety, staffing, staff qualifications and physical environment.  The greatest emphasis is on the children's relationships with the staff and how the program helps each child grow and learn intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

Both centers proudly display NAEYC's torch emblem – the sign of NAEYC accreditation.  Parents who look for the torch when choosing childcare or early education programs for their children will find programs that have made a commitment to excellence for young children and families.

PROGRAMS

  • CYSS Councils/Post-wide Teen Council: CYSS has several councils where parents and youth can voice opinions in forums which voice their concerns.  These forums are the Youth Services Advisory Council, CDS Parent Council, and the Post-wide Teen Council.  They are comprised of volunteers/parents from the Fort Bliss Community who share the sole purpose of serving youth interests, and support fund-raising efforts and solicit community input regarding the CYSS program.  These meetings are scheduled throughout the year for interested parents. 
  • Youth Education Support Services: Youth Education Support Services [YESS] is responsible for assisting military youth on Fort Bliss with transition issues and providing extracurricular activities from arts to life skills. Click here.
  • Hire-a-Teen:  Are you interested in earning your own spending money this summer, or finding someone to help out with odd jobs around your home? You have come to the right place!  We offer a program designed to help teens find the job they want.  From baby-sitting to yard work, let us know what you want to do and we'll find the job for you.