Parent Central Services

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    0800 - 1700
    0800 - 1700
    0800 - 1700
    0800 - 1700
  • Hours Info
    Appointments only after 1600

Parent Central Services at Fort Lewis offers:
Full-day child care.
Part-day preschool.
Strong Beginnings pre-k program.
Hourly care and Kids On Site.
Before/after-school programs and seasonal camps.
Open recreation for teens.
Sports and sports camps.

To access services in CYS, registration at Parent Central Services is a requirement and must be renewed annually.

Enrolling in child care at JBLM is as easy as 1-2-3. Families seeking child care, should:

Sign up at

Call Parent Central Services (+1(253)966-2977) for a registration appointment.

Keep your MilitaryChildCare waitlist requests active every 45 days.

Eligibility & Accessibility

In order to register with CYS, you must have a valid DOD ID card and fall into one of these categories:

Active duty Service members.
DOD civilians.
DOD contractors.
Reservists on active duty or in active duty personnel training.
* Use is limited to youth center and sports per CYS operations manual.

CYS facilities are located across the installation for JBLM Families from infant through high school. Child care is offered at centers and certified homes across the installation. To inquire about full-day or part-day child care, email Parent Central Services. Before- and after-school care at school age centers and after-school care/open recreation with the middle school/teen program offer options for students in K-12. Recreational opportunities include seasonal youth sports, sports camps and youth-centered special events.

For child care and youth services, there are military benefits on-base and off-base. Centers have a sliding scale based on total Family income, and all fees are subsidized by the government up to 60%.

Source: Parent Central Services (registration) Website


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