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Child & Youth Services Central Registration Office
Replacement Avenue
Building 470, Room 1111
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

Phone 573-596-0238 / 573-596-0200
Fax 573-596-6978/0111

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Holidays - closed

Child Care

Child Development Services (CDS)

The Child and Youth Services Division provides support to installation families through five branches. The Fort Leonard Wood (FLW) Child Development Center offers full-day, part-day and hourly care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age who are not in school. The Family Child Care Program (FCC) is an in-home care program which offers a family atmosphere with a limited number of children. FCC also offers full-day, part-day and hourly care, but also offers extended hour care to include early morning, evening and weekend care. The School Age Services Program is a before and after school program and a full day program on non school days. This program is for children from kindergarten through 5th grade.


Registration for all child care programs on Fort Leonard Wood must be done through the Central Registration Office.

Child Development Center (CDC)

The FLW CDC, a nationally accredited program, is located in Building 615 and can be reached at 573-596-0197.The Child Development Center (CDC) offers child care for children 6 weeks to kindergarten age. The combination of top quality facilities, programs and staff makes this the premier child care facility in the area.

Hours of Operation -- The Center is open Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Programs Offered

Following is a list of programs available at the FLW CDC:

  • Full day care is offered Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Part day preschool is available for children ages 3-5, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a..m and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Hourly care is offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Costs -- Fees for all child care programs are based on total family income.

Family Child Care (FCC)

Family Child Care (FCC) is a professional quarters-based child care system offering care to children from 4 weeks through 12 years. The program provides high quality care, in-home style setting, with a limited number of children. It offers full day, part day, and hourly, plus extended hours, including 24 hour and long term care.

FCC providers are trained, certified and monitored by the Army Child Care and Youth Services Division. Providers must complete background clearances and pre-screening before opening. They also attend a comprehensive training program which continues as long as they provide child care.

The FCC staff plus fire, safety, and health proponents do monthly, quarterly and annual inspections to assure parents of continued appropriate, safe, developmental care.

School Age Services (SAS)

The School Age Services Program offers several programs to meet your needs:

  • Before/After School - This program operates Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., when school is in session.
  • Full Day Summer Program - This program operates Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., providing special activities for the children to participate such as: swimming lessons, music and special trips to places such as Six Flags or Big Surf.

School Age Services program is open during school closures due to teacher in-service days, school vacation and inclement weather days.

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