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Vicenza Childcare

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

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 are offered to children ages 6 weeks to 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 per week that provides school readiness skills for children turning 4 years by August 1.

* In some communities, Kindergarten children may be located in the School Age Center

School Age Centers (SAC): Grades K-5/8*

Army School Age Centers provide care during:

  • Before school and after school
  • School closures
  • Seasonal and holiday school breaks
  • Summer Camp
  • Hourly Care

Children have access to computer labs and can receive help on daily homework assignments. Programs are nationally accredited and utilize standard curricula through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

* Depending on school configuration

Babysitter Referral Services

Looking for a Teen Babysitter? Looking to be a Teen Babysitter? CYS offers training following the 4-H babysitter curriculum in becoming a certified Teen Babysitter. Teen military family members in grades 7 and up who wish to to expand and market themselves for babysitting jobs can be placed on the babysitter's referral list with parent permission.

Military parents needing babysitters must complete a request form located at Parent Central Services. Once parents complete the required form, they will receive a list of babysitter information based on specified requirements (location, availability, etc). After receiving a list of babysitters, parents can make arrangements directly with the babysitter. All arrangements and fees for care are between the parent and babysitter.

CYS offers Babysitting Referral Services for registered families. Babysitters on the referral list are 13 years or older, have certification in First Aid and CPR, and are trained in: 

  • Developmentally appropriate play
  • Recognition of child abuse/neglect
  • Emergency procedures and interviewing

Stop by Parent Central Services or go back to the Register section to find out more information.

Alternative Child Care

CYS provides additional child care beyond the regular facility opening hours.

  • Kids On Site! (KOS) - On-site child care in a room adjacent to the parents attending unit meetings or events  

Kids On Site (KoS) KoS provides child care on site for your unit/organizational event at the location your event is being held. CYS will provide quality child care providers to watch children ages 6 weeks through 12 years on site. Your unit pays for this service through Parent Central Services. KoS is not available at all locations on post. For information, a quote or to schedule an event, contact Parent & Outreach Services.

  • Volunteer Child Care in a Unit Setting (VCCUS) - CYS can help units to train volunteers to provide child care for unit functions

Volunteer Child Care in Unit Settings (VCCUS) VCCUS is a volunteer-based childcare program that allows for on-site care during meetings and events organized by military units, Army Community Service (ACS) groups or Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Through VCCUS, Parent & Outreach Services will provide training to volunteers from the military unit or organization. The program is designed to allow the exchange of free and temporary childcare services during unit sessions when the demand is high or when child development center services are not available. Parents and guardians of children in VCCUS must be attending the same function and must remain at the site while their child is under volunteer care.

Units interested in the VCCUS program should contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information.

Parents' Night Out*

CYS offers parents a Friday or Saturday night out on the town for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide a snack and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.  

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Parents' Day Out*

CYS Services offers parents a day out on Friday or Saturday for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. We provide meals and snacks and developmentally appropriate activities for your child.   

Contact Parent & Outreach Services for more information. 

* Available at select communities

Waiting List

If you are interested in full-day or part-day child care, please visit to be placed on the waiting list for care.

Military Child Care dot com is your portal for child care at installations around the world. Children can only be placed in child care after submitting a request for care through Military Child Care com.

Child Development Center (CDC) Frequently Asked Questions

Am I allowed to bring food from home?  My child is a picky eater.  

Safety of our children is our number one concern. Due to health concerns we cannot allow outside food to be brought into our facilities. Our CDC’s serve a nutritionist approved menu that follows USDA guidelines for proper nutrition.

Do you offer hourly care?

Ederle CDC 398 is our main hourly care facility, if space is available CDC 703 will offer hourly care as well (parents must call the facility to ensure availability). In reference to CDC 398 you can book online through Webtrac, in person, or by calling. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance and it is encourage to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Hourly care is often booked when I try to reserve space.  How do I get space?

You may reserve space up to two weeks in advance, and this is encouraged because space is offered on a first come first serve basis. If space is full at the Ederle CDC Bldg. 398, you may also call the Villaggio CDC which  mainly provides full-day care but will provide hourly care space if it is available. You are also encouraged to book space in the afternoons. Morning space fills up quickly, however, there is almost always available space after about 1 p.m.

How much does care cost?  Full-Time, Part-Time, Hourly?

  • Full Time care is category-based using Total Family Income
  • Part Time care is category-based using Total Family Income
  • Hourly care is $5.00 per hour

How do I register for care?

Parents must register their children for any CYS Services programs through the Parent Central Services Office at Bldg. 108, Davis Soldier & Family Readiness Center prior to receiving services. Setting up an appointment is necessary prior to registering, please call Parent Central Services Office to set-up a registration appointment by calling DSN: (314) 646-5820 or Commercial: +39 0444-71-5820.

What is PNO/Saturday Care?

PNO (Parents Night Out) and Saturday care are offered in Villaggio, Bldg. 703. Parents Night Out occurs on the third Friday of each month from 6:30-11:30 p.m. and Saturday care is offered on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. However, dates are subject to change. Reservations must be made in person and paid for in advance, onsite or at Parent Central Services, Bldg. 108.

Family Child Care (FCC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is FCC?

The Army FCC (Family Child Care) Program is a childcare option offered in private homes on Villaggio by trained and certified FCC providers.

What hours does an FCC home have?

FCC homes can provide flexible hours in a comfortable Family setting. Most offer full-day, part-day, and hourly care.

How is FCC different then the CDC?

FCC is offered in a Family setting with a small group of children. FCC providers can have no more than six children in their care.

How is FCC similar to the CDC?

Our FCC providers follow the same policies, procedures, regulations and training's as our CDCs. FCC homes follow a curriculum, implement Family-style dining, and have similar age-appropriate resources available to them as our CDCs.

How can I put my child in an FCC home?

Follow the same steps with registering your child at Parent Central Services Office at Bldg. 108, Davis Soldier & Family Readiness Center (if there are FCC providers available).

Why are there so few or no certified FCC homes in Vicenza?

FCC providers are self-employed and must live in government housing in Villaggio in order to open an FCC home. They are required to be certified by CYS Services with regular inspections, training requirements and regulatory controls. Sometimes there are simply no spouses in Villaggio who are interested in becoming FCC providers or meeting the requirements to open an FCC home. If interested in becoming an FCC provider, please contact the CYS Parent Central Services Office on Ederle, Bldg. 108.

School Age Center (SAC) Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign my child up for a before/after school program?

Parents must register their children for any CYS Services programs through the Parent Central Services. 

Vicenza: Office at Bldg. 108, Davis Soldier & Family Readiness Center.

What clubs/activities are offered?

We offer a variety of clubs and activities at the SAC based on the interests of the children and staff. We have strong partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) and 4-H and always offer Clubs through those affiliations.

Some examples of Clubs that are offered are:

  • Smart Girls
  • Power Hour
  • 4-H Cooking Club
  • Cloverbuds
  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Art Club
  • Many more

We also provide homework assistance in our Homework Lab and Technology activities in our Computer Lab. We provide a recreational environment for children to relax and socialize with their peers.

Do you offer hourly care?

Yes, we offer hourly care on a daily basis. You can call 2 weeks in advance to reserve an hourly space for your school age child. For hourly care it’s $5.00 an hour for the first 5 hours of the week then it goes to a flat rate of $20.00 for 4 or less hours and $35.00 for over 4 hours in a day.

Where can I find weekend trip schedules?

Our weekend trip schedule is promoted through multiple media and in venues throughout the Vicenza Military Community.  You will find our trips posted in our seasonal CYS brochure, on Vicenza Family MWR Facebook, the calendar on this website, on digital screens throughout post and online through Webtrac!

What happens if there is an unplanned school closure?

When school is closed, the School Age Center (SAC) is open for full day care, with the exception of federal holidays.

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