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Child Care

Child Development Services (CDS)

Families who will be moving into the community can expect a 0-1 month wait for childcare. Before leaving your current duty station, families (especially Single and Dual Military) are encouraged to notify Parent Central Services to place their children on the Waiting List.

The community has 3 Child Development Centers and some Family Child Care homes. Child Care Options Available: Full-time child care, Part-day (3 hours two day, three day, or four-day program), Part-time (5hrs.), hourly care (may be used to 25 hours per week) and Kids on Site. There are eight German Kindergartens in the area and spaces are very limited.

Registration Information

All children and youth are required to be registered before using any Child Youth and School Services (CYSS) program. The Parent Central Services Office located at Rose Barracks assists all in processing families and families assigned to the USAG Bavaria Grafenwoehr Military Community. Families who will be living at Rose Barrack, Tower Barracks (Grafenwoehr) and Netzaberg may register at the CYSS Parent Central Services office.

Items needed for Registration:

  • Mailing/Physical Address

  • Unit Name and Address

  • Home/Work/Cell Phone Numbers

  • AKO Email Address

  • 2 Local Emergency Designees and Phone Numbers

  • Current Immunizations/Shot Records

  • Social Security Numbers (all Family Members)

  • LES/Pay Stub

  • Health Assessment/Sports Physical

  • Family Care Plan (for single and Dual Military)

Costs -- Child care fees are based on Total Family Income and are figured on a sliding scale.

Child Development Centers (CDC)

Centers on Installation

Three Child Development Centers with DOD certification are available within the military USAG Bavaria area. They are located at Rose Barracks (Vilseck), in Tower Barracks (Grafenwoehr) and the newest at the Netzaberg housing area. RBCDC and NCDC are open from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and TBCDC is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten may be enrolled in following programs: Full Day, hourly Care, Part Day Pre-School (PDPS),Part Time, Strong Beginnings (for children who missed the cutoff date for Kindergarten), Before and After Kindergarten.

Families interested in enrollment may contact the Parent Central Services Office (Rose Barracks Bldg. 224, 011-49-9662-83-2760).

School Age Care

Child Youth Service Programs are based on Total Family Income. Before and after school programs are available, as are hourly care and a Summer Camp program.

There are two School Age Services and Youth Centers with DOD certification located within the USAG Bavaria Military Community. The School Age Services for ages 1st -6th Grade at the Netzaberg housing area and at Rose Barracks offer Before and After School, Hourly Care, Technology & Homework Lab and Summer Camp.

The Youth Center for ages 6th - 12 Grade are available at Netzaberg and Rose Barracks. Hours of Operation are Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday 3:00 - 9:00 pm and Saturday 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Children Age 11 - 12 years have the option to participate in School-age Services (SAS).

Child, Youth and School Services offer sports programs to youth ages 3-18. Seasonal sports include Baseball, Softball, T-ball, Soccer, Football, Cheerleading, and Basketball. CYSS sports also offer various summer clinics. In order to register for a sport, all players must have a current CYSS Registration and Sports Physical, CYSS sports is dependent on community volunteers. All volunteers must fill out a coach's application as well as a background check. To sign-up for CYS sports or to become a coach, contact Parent Central Services.

SKIES Unlimited instructional programming offers classes in non-competitive activities. Various programs in martial arts, dance, gymnastics, music and sports are among the activities that children and youth may sign up for. Fees vary with individual classes.

To participate in any CYSS activity, two emergency designees, and immunization records, and a Health Assessment (due 30 days from registration) must be completed at Parent Central Services before participation begins. Participation in any CYSS sports or SKIES Unlimited non-competitive sports program requires a current Sports Physical at time of registration.


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