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Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS)/Family Child Care (FCC) Registration
9500 Barlow Rd.
Building 950
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Phone 703-805-9116 / 703-805-9114
Phone (DSN) 312-655-9116/4
Fax None Available

Child Care

The Fort Belvoir Child and Youth Services, (CYS), which received the DoD Certification, provides quality developmental programs for children and youth. Its goal is to assist children and youth to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. CYS ensures that your child is in an environment which will relieve the parent of any worries while separated. All programs strive to offer the best possible care for every child. Children ages 4 weeks to 18 years are eligible for CYS services.

Fort Belvoir has four facilities including two Child Development Centers, School Age Services and Youth Services. CYS offers full-day, part-day and hourly services. Fort Belvoir has a Family Child Care (FCC) Program with approximately 40 to 50 FCC providers on post and off post. CYS also provides special needs programs, school age and middle school programs, as well as recreation, organized sports, camps, and Boys' and Girls' club programs.


Eligibility for programs are active duty military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty for 72 hours, DoD contractors working on Fort Belvoir, and retired military. 

Priority Care

There is a policy for priority for care on Fort Belvoir. For more information please contact Fort Belvoir’s Central Registration Office 703-805-9114, 703-805-9116, 703-805-9118 or DSN 312-655-9114, 312-655-9116, 312-655-9118.


Registration for all programs with CYS is required. There may also be waiting lists for services based on availability. Contact CYS Central Registration at 703-805-9114, DSN 312-655-9116 or 312-655-9114 for more information.

Child Development Centers (CDC)

Centers on Installation 

There are 2 child development centers located on Fort Belvoir; North Post Child Development Center (NPCDC) and South Post Child Development Center (SPCDC). Both centers are fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

North Post CDC

North Post CDC is located in Building 1745 and can be reached by calling 703-806-6540, DSN 312-656-6540. Programs available include full-day care for children 6 weeks through 5 years, a part-day Preschool Program and kindergarten. The part-day preschool operates 3 or 5 days per week from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is no part-day Preschool on school out days. These programs provide fun, stimulating, developmental Kindergarten readiness activities.

South Post CDC

South Post CDC is located in Building 1028 and can be reached at 703-806-4347, DSN 312-656-4347. Programs available include full-day care for children 6 weeks to 5 years and an hourly program. Hourly Care is designed for parents who need child care on an intermittent basis. Hours for hourly care are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesdays hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p. m. To make reservations call the center at 703-806-4347, DSN 312-656-4347. Reservations can be made up to one month in advance. Fees are $4/hour and are due when the child is picked up. An hourly rate of $2.50 per hour is available for CAT I families.

Hours of Operation

Both North Post and South Post CDCs are open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Fees for full- and part-day programs are determined by the DoD fee policy and are based on total family income.

Family Child Care (FCC)

Family Child Care (FCC) providers offer child care children ages 4 weeks to 12 years in their government quarters on Fort Belvoir, as well as off post homes. FCC offers full-day, hourly, and before and after school services. FCC trains, certifies and monitors family members who provide child care in government quarters. FCC homes provide the same care programs as the Child Development Centers (CDCs) plus have some additional benefits. Homelike atmospheres, opportunities for siblings to be in care together, and more flexible hours than the CDCs are hall marks of FCC benefits. Some providers offer evening, night, and extended care options for parents with non traditional work schedules.

School Age Services (SAS)

The School Age Services program has been accredited by National School Age Child Care Association (NSACA). The Markham SAS building has been recently renovated and has a state of the art computer lab, a wonderful library/homework area, awesome activity areas and a fantastic playground.

The program follows the bell schedule of Fort Belvoir Elementary School. Children are walked to the school, departing the center at 8:45 a.m. and return to the school at 3:45 p.m. Full day care is offered during school-out days. This program provides activities which supplement the Fairfax County Public School curriculum.

Respite Care

Respite Care is available on Fort Belvoir at Army Community Service. For more information please call 703-805-5435 or DSN 312-655-5435.


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