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School Age Services (SAS)

Army School Age Services(Ages 6 - 12 years) Army School Age Services (SAS) include before and after school programs, weekend activities during the school year, summer care, and camps during school vacations. Through partnerships with groups such as 4-H, CHARACTER COUNTS!, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, installations help children learn to work with their strengths, interests, and each other, to feel good about themselves, and to grow as individuals. Programs are offered in the core areas of leisure, recreation, and the arts; sport and fitness; life skills, citizenship and leadership; and mentoring and support services.

Types of care include:
  • Full-Day: During school holidays, school vacations days, teacher in-service days, and school closings.
  • Part-Day: Before and after school care.
  • Seasonal: Programs are offered during spring and winter breaks and during the summer vacation. Full-Day care is available on non-school days.
Contact your Garrison for specific details about programs available - Click here to find local Garrison CYS services.


DoD Certification and National Accreditation are required by the Military Child Care Act to attain and ensure CYS program quality.

Accreditation: Army School-Age Programs are eligible for National Accreditation through an external evaluation (outside "set of eyes") process that surpasses expectations and provides high quality care for children.

Certification: DoD Certification, the equivalent of state licensing, is based on an Army internal evaluation process to ensure Garrison School-Age Programs meet required DoD quality standards. All caregivers must meet rigid training, health and safety standards, and are subject to unannounced inspections.

National Accreditation Rates:

  • Private Sector:


  • Army School-Age Programs:



Certification Rates:

  • 100% of the Army's Child, Youth & School Services programs are DoD certified

Army School Age Services

Why choose Army School Age Services?

  • Programs are accredited by the National After-School Association (NAA)
  • Children have access to computer labs, homework centers, science programs, arts and crafts, team and individual sports, music programs and more