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Fort Jackson, South Carolina

A soon to be graduating class of new Soldiers approach the parade grounds on Fort Jackson

Photo courtesy U.S. Army; Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen

Child and Youth Services Central Enrollment Office on Fort Jackson is located in room AO1 of the Joe E. Mann Community Center and provides one-stop service for families interested in registering their children for child and youth services. Vacancy information and waiting lists are maintained there, as is information for all available programs. Babysitter training is offered for teens through our instructional classes program.

There are two child development centers on Ft. Jackson. The Scales Avenue Center has an operating capacity for 359 children and provides primary full-day care. In addition, the center offers part-time options for parents employed on a less than full-time basis and a Part Day Preschool Program for non-working parents. On Sundays, the center provides hourly care in support of chapel services.
The Hood Street Center has an operating capacity for 60 children and provides hourly care.

The Child Development Home provides a child care option for soldiers and civilians who must work extended duty hours to meet their military mission.Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old qualify for the program.The Child Development is located in Fort Jackson family housing at 5955 A/B Parker Lane, 803-751-7169/7170.

The Family Child Care Program is a system of home-based childcare. Family members living in government housing who provide childcare for more than 10 hours per week on a regular basis are required to be certified through this program.

The School-Age Services Program bridges the gap between Child Development Services and Youth Services and provides programs for youth in Grades 1 - 5. The program is DOD certified and NSACA accredited and provides transportation to and from on-post elementary schools, and designated schools off-post.

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