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Junction City, Kansas

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Central Enrollment Registry (CER)
6620 Normandy Drive
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442

Phone 785-239-9885 / 785-239-9478
Phone (DSN) 312-856-9885/9478
Fax 785-239-9964
Fax (DSN) 312-856-9964

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed
Holidays - closed

Child Development Center (CDC)

Fort Riley's Child Development Center (CDC), Family Child Care (FCC) and School Age Services (SAS) programs are DoD certified. The Child Development Center and several Family Child Care homes are nationally accredited. All programs that are offered through Child and Youth Services (CYS) are processed through Central Enrollment Registry. All patrons must be registered through CER.

The CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and certified by the Department of the Army per AR 608-10. Each staff member completes a series of comprehensive training addressing every domain of child development (social, emotional, cognitive, language, physical….) to ensure that all children who attend receive care that is developmentally focused, nurturing the overall development of each individual child. A full-time Training and Curriculum Specialist is on staff to support and guide staff through their training process.

The purpose of the Fort Riley Child Development Center (CDC) is to offer high quality developmental programs for children that support mission readiness and quality of life for the Fort Riley Community. Age requirements are 6 weeks to 5 years of age. For more information about the programs offered at the CDC please call 785-239-9935.

There are seven CDCs on post. Fort Riley CDCs offer care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Programs include Full-day care, Part-day preschool and hourly care. FCC homes offer care provided by a military family member in both on-and off-post homes for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

The CYS Central Registration office can be contacted at 785-239-9885.

Programs Offered

CDC offer several care choices for families:

  • Part-Day Preschool programs are offered for 3-5 year old children.  Morning or afternoon sessions are offered from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Hourly Care is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. Same-day or walk-in appointments may be accepted on a space-available basis. For more information on both programs, call 785-240-0822.


Central Enrollment Registry (CER) offers you a one-stop office to register your children and youth in Child and Youth Services programs. Up-to-date immunization records, one emergency designee and your families current income statements are necessary to complete the registration process for full-day and part-day programs. You can contact the Registration Office at 785-239-9885. DSN 312-856-9885.


Active duty military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservist on active duty, retirees, and DoD contractors are eligible to register for the child care programs and services.


Program fees are based on DoD fee guidelines. All fees except hourly care fees are based on your total family income.

Special Needs

Any children with a special need will need to work with the Child Development Center (CDC) and the Exceptional Family Member Coordinator (EFMP) at Army Community Service (ACS).

Wait List

The wait list for Child Care services is based on different elements, the children age, length of needed care, and full time or part time. Child Care spaces are available for children between 12 months and 5th grade. Call or stop by 6620 Normandy Drive for more information, 785-239-9885.

Priority Care

It is available under special guidelines. Contact the CYSS office for additional information.

Respite Care - Special Needs

Any children with a special need will need to work with the Child Development Center (CDC) and the Exceptional Family Member Coordinator (EFMP) at Army Community Service (ACS).

Family Child Care (FCC)

The Fort Riley Family Child Care (FCC) program, as outlined in Army Regulation 608-10, Child and Youth Services, provides flexible options for child care, thus making it an essential component for meeting the Army’s military mission.

FCC homes offer high quality care provided by a military family member in both on-and off-post homes. FCC providers have extensive training and are regularly monitored and inspected by the FCC director and other CYSS staff.  In addition on-post homes are inspected by post fire, safety, and preventive medicine professionals and off-post homes are inspected by off-post licensing agents through their county Health Departments.  These inspections are conducted to ensure that homes are maintained in a safe and sanitary manner providing the healthy, wholesome environment that the Army requires for your children.

Take a virtual tour of FCC Provider homes. Contact Parent Central office at 785-239-9885 or the FCC office at 785-239-4313 for your USERNAME and PASSWORD

  • Full-day care is open Monday - Friday from 6:00am until 6:00pm.
  • Part-day preschool is offered in the morning from 8:30am-11:30am and in the afternoon from 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday - Friday and classes are available 2,3 or 5 days a week.
  • Hourly Care - The hourly care program runs from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. The fee for hourly care for patrons in CAT I is $2.50 per hour and $3.50 per hour for patrons in CAT II-VI.

School Age Services (SAS)

The School Age Services program consists of before and after school care, full-day care on "no- school" days and summer camp for children in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Bus transportation is available to and from all five Fort Riley Elementary Schools and St. Xavier School in Junction City. The program is open from 6:00am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday and closed on Federal Holidays.

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