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Our Mission is CaringImportant Changes to Kentucky Child Care Council (3C's) Assistance Program.Please click here and take a moment to fill out a quick survey.The Fort Knox Child Development Centers are fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and fully certified by the Department of Defense standards and regulations. Creative Curriculum’s Teaching Strategies has helped early childhood educators across the country to plan and implement content-rich, developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning and promote children’s hands-on progress in all developmental areas. USDA approved meals and snacks are provided daily.  Caregivers ensure INFANTS safety and comfort while also fostering their physical, sensory, social, emotional, and intellectual development. An infant’s essential routines and experiences are intentionally planned by the caregivers to meet the changing interests and abilities of young children.  PRE-TODDLERS, ages 13 – 18 months, are provided a safe, challenging, and developmentally appropriate experience in a mobile environment as they learn to explore on their own. Caregivers interact and foster the transition from the individual care, received as an infant, to group activities and play.  TODDLERS, ages 18 months to 3 years, are provided a curriculum which is developmentally appropriate —one that provides safe, challenging, and meaningful materials and experiences that support children’s development and learning. They gain security and confidence as they explore our warm, safe, and loving environment. Meaningful activities provide toddlers an opportunity to learn through play, exploration, and observation, all at their own pace, while interacting with other children and caregivers.All programs below integrate use of a classroom computer lab to enhance learning.  PRESCHOOLERS, ages 3-5, are challenged by connecting new things that relate to the experiences, knowledge, and skills they already have. Developmentally appropriate curriculum, teaching strategies and environments provide opportunities to explore and play. Teachers consider the strengths, interests, and needs, as well as the culture and home language, to promote learning and development in the intellectual, social, and large/small motor. Themes and projects are part of an integrated curriculum, which expands the children’s knowledge and skills in language, literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies: art, music, drama, and dance.Part Day Preschool DOWNLOAD FLYER  The Army Strong Beginnings PRE-KINDERGARTENprogram is designed to prepare 4 year old children to be successful as they enter their school career. Curriculum focuses on the social, emotional, and physical development of children and builds upon a reading, writing, math and science foundation. “Kindergarten Classroom Etiquette” skills, ranging from teamwork, manners, hygiene, spring graduation ceremony with caps, gowns, and diplomas, and summer Pre-K boot camp, to enhance school readiness.  The before and after school KINDERGARTENprogram builds upon what children are learning in school through curriculum focusing on hands-on experiences. Objectives for development and learning are integrated in the social/emotion, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science, technology, speaking/listening, and social studies: art, music, drama, and dance domains. Organized physical activities, 4-H Clubs, developmentally appropriate centers, and free play enhance the kindergartners experience.Before and After School Care for Kindergarten Children is available. Please check with the CDC for additional information.Part Day Care: Hourly Care* and Preschool†6 weeks to 5 years | Bldg 4249, Bullion Blvd | (502) 624-6708* Hourly care is $4.00 per hour per child. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (502) 624-6708 or on WebTrac. Hourly care hours are 0830-1630.† Part day preschool is 0900-1200 and 1300-1600, Mon, Wed, Fri or Tue and Thu.Pre-K Strong BeginningsPre-K Strong Beginnings, 0530-1800, Mon-Fri. Instructional time 0830-1130.Before and After School KindergartenBldg 4249, Bullion Blvd | (502) 624-6708School Intercession care provided at no extra charge. CDC follows the Fort Knox Community and Hardin County Schools calendars.Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC) COMING SOON500 Spearhead Division Rd | (502) 624-4708CYSS offers free childcare for Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) when attending medical appointments and referral services.TransportationBefore and After School Transportation to and from the Fort Knox Community Schools is available. Please call (502) 624-6703 for additional information.EligibilityEligible users include dependents of Active Duty Military, National Guardsmen, Reservists, Retirees, Department of Defense Civilian employees, and Contractors who register with CYSS Parent Central Services.RegistrationFREE registration can be processed at:Parent Central ServicesBuilding 13841384 Chaffee Ave.Fort Knox, KY 40121(502) 624-6703All fees are set using Department of Defense, Army Child and Youth Services policies and guidance.FY14 Fee Chart DOWNLOADArmy Family Covenant/Deployment Benefits DOWNLOAD
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