Childcare

Child Development Center (CDC): 6 weeks - 5 years (Kindergarten)

Hours of Operation

Closed on Federal Holidays

Monday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

Child Development Center
Bldg. 8938
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (334)255-2262

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 offered to children ages 6 weeks – 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/week that provides school readiness skills for children turning 4 years by 1 Sep

 

Mini Child Development Center (Mini CDC)
Bldg. 8946, 7th Ave.
+1 (334)255-3066

The Mini Child Development Center has the potential for around the clock services in a home-like environment for a capacity of up to 20 children. Support extended hour child care for shift workers, respite, crisis child care and overnight care.

School Age Center (SAC): Grades 1-5/6*

Hours of Operation

Closed on Federal Holidays

Monday 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Before School)
2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (After School )
Tuesday 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Before School)
2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (After School)
Wednesday 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Before School)
2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (After School)
Thursday 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Before School)
2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (After School)
Friday 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Before School)
2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (After School)
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

School Age Center
Bldg. 2806
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (334)255-9108

School Age Center (SAC) provides childcare before and/or after school for children ages 6-10 in grades 1st – 5th. Full-day care is provided during school vacation periods. The SAC program is certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA). The framework for our SAC curriculum is based on the following four service areas: Sports, Fitness, and Health; Life Skills, Citizenship, and Leadership; Arts, Recreation, and Leisure; and Mentoring, Education, and Support Services. Occasional users may use the program five hours a week.

Open Recreation is available for Child & Youth Services members age 6-10 in grades 1st – 5th every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Skate night is every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Safety Skate is for children who are learning the basics (Parents cannot leave their children unattended for safety skate). The cost is $2.00 from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Regular Skate is for youth who are more experienced. The cost is $5.00 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

To participate in School-age Center programs/activities, your child must be registered with Child & Youth Services and meet all CYS requirements.

What will SAC provide my children?

  • Transportation to and from Enterprise Elementary Schools and some Ozark City Schools on a space available basis. (Please contact the School Liaison Officer at +1 (334)255-9812 for sign-up.)
  • Programmed activities after school
  • Homework Center & Computer Lab access
  • USDA approved snacks & meals
  • 4-H Clubs, 5th grade club and Power Hour

 

Family Child Care: 4 weeks - Grades 5/6*

Hours of Operation

Closed on Federal Holidays

Monday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

There are many certified Family Child Care homes on and off post offering an alternative to center-based care.  These homes offer child care services to children whose parents have irregular duty hours, children who need a small group setting, and those preferring care in a home setting. FCC providers follow CYS Services fees for the childcare services they render. Providers and parents sign a contract agreeing on fees, hours of care to be provided and terms of payment. Parents considering this option should contact the FCC office for an orientation prior to signing the legally binding contract with an individual FCC provider.

In-Home Child Care
Ages 4 Weeks - 12 Years

Army Family Child Care (FCC) is available both on-post and in government leased housing by trained childcare providers who work as home-based independent contractors for CYS Services. FCC Homes provide full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in a home environment.

Why choose FCC?

FCC Providers:

  • Pass stringent background checks and inspections
  • Receive intensive training and support
  • Are regularly visited and undergo scheduled and surprise inspections

FCC Homes:

  • Offer programs designed to help prepare your child for school
  • Provide flexible hours to meet parent’s needs
  • Offer a comfortable family setting
  • Allow siblings to stay together
  • Allow younger and older children to learn from each other
  • Allow school-age children to remain in a neighborhood setting
  • Offer full-day, part-day or hourly options
  • May include 24-hour and long term care, evening and weekend care during TDY or short-term parental absences

Army FCC On-Line will connect you to the Family Child Care Office at the Army installation of your choice. Parent Central Services staff will issue you a password when you register.

Fees:

Parent fees are based on total Family income and follow DoD fee guidance as in other Fort Rucker CYS programs. FCC providers participate in the subsidy program designed to increase the availability of care for special needs children, infant care, income equalization, part-time care and extended care. Many of the incentives are offered to promote certain types of care.

Providers and parents sign a contract agreeing on fees, hours of care to be provided and terms of payment. Parents considering this option should contact the FCC office for an orientation prior to signing the legally binding contract with an individual FCC provider.

How can I become an FCC Provider?

All FCC Providers must register with CYS Services and be certified prior to opening their home for childcare. Certification classes are held quarterly.

 

Waiting List

It is sometimes necessary for families to be placed on a waiting list for child care if care is not readily available. The waiting period may be different for each program and age group. You may place your child(ren) on the waiting list by visiting Parent Central Services.