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.
Resource and Referral:
What you get for your Dollars
Quick link to Web Trac CYSS Online here.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.