In this section you will learn more about the opportunities for your children during your time at Carlisle Barracks. This place, more than any other post offers a variety of program and opportunities from our Children, Youth and School age programs to supportive local schools and youth sports and activities for pre-school children. We also offer a variety of hourly care and "Parents Night Out" options for you and your family.
The gateway to the world of on-post youth activities is the Carlisle Barracks Child, Youth & School Services. Before your child can start taking advantage of the great programs, registration is necessary. To register for the Moore Child Development Center fill out these forms to register for School Age Care at the newly constructed McConnell Center, fill out these forms and you can register your 6-12th grader using these forms.
For more information call (717) 245-3801 to set up your appointment.
Registering your medical, nutritional or educational special needs child with CYSS
While all CYSS providers are trained and experienced to meet the needs of children with special needs, any child with a "special need" needs to have paperwork evaluated by Parent Central Services and the Community Health Nurse at Dunham Clinic to determine if a Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT) meeting is required and to develop a tailored plan for your child before participation in CYSS programs. This includes but is not limited to children who have:
Parent Central Services will identify children who must be processed through the Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team based on the completed enrollment paperwork. For more information and to set up your appointment please call (717) 245-3801.
Community Health Nurse
Any child with indications of a health, diet, behavioral or other consideration will have their paperwork evaluated by the Community Health Nurse (CHN) to determine if a Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT) meeting is required.
What is a MIAT?
The Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT) formerly known as the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) is a multi-disciplinary team established to ensure the most appropriate placement of children with special needs. The team meets to review any applications that indicate any possible medical issues, educational special requirements or nutritional needs and to review concerns regarding children already placed in Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) programs. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) manager will contact families to set up MIATS as determined appropriate. The point of contact for the EFMP Manager is 717-245-3775.
In order to assist the team, you will need to provide the proper documentation, such as: medical documentation detailing developmental delays; illnesses’, severity of allergies (exposure, reactions, and treatments); prescription medications; and your expectations of services to be provided by the CYSS staff, as well as Educational and Developmental Intervention Program information regarding developmental evaluations, services provided, etc. The MIAT cannot proceed without providing the documentation required.
Normally, a MIAT will take 30 to 45 minutes. A MIAT needs to be held only once a year unless there are changes in the child's status, i.e. medications, treatment, diagnosis, etc.
Carlisle Barracks Exceptional Family Member Program
The EFMP serves family members of all active duty personnel that have specialized medical and/or educational needs. Sponsors who have physical custody of a parent or relative over age 21 are also eligible for the program.
For more information visit http://carlislebarracks.carlisle.army.mil/acs/efm.htm
Carlisle Barracks School Liaison Office is your link to understanding policies, procedures and best practices with the area school districts and private schools. The SLO can help military families with school issues, questions and concerns.
* Feel free to call before arriving at Carlisle. Call 717.245.4555 and ask for a member of the School Liaison Team.
The School Liaison Office initiated two new programs, one for teens and one for younger children, focused on transitions and resiliency.
The Teen Workshop Series includes MBTI for Teens ... How to utilize a high school portfolio ... Resume and employment for Teens ... College Prep for military families. The series provides students in grades 9-12 with information and tools to achieve personal and academic success from the beginning of High School through College.
These five school districts are members of the Military Child Education Coalition, or MCEC
Carlisle Area School District
Cumberland Valley School District
South Middleton School District
Trinity Catholic High School, Camp Hill, 9-12
Carlisle Christian Academy, Carlisle, K through 12
Saint Patrick Catholic School, Carlisle, pre-K through 8
Trinity Catholic High School, Camp Hill, 9-12
Christian School of Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle
The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, Mechanicsburg
To home school in Pennsylvania, these steps and resources will be helpful
Moore Child Development Center
Carlisle Barracks believes that every child has value and must be treated with dignity and respect. We strive to provide a safe and caring environment that will foster the social, emotional, physical, and creative development of children. The Moore Child Development Center offers a number of programs and opportunities for kids from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
Child Nutrition Program
All fees are based on total family income. Children must be registered in Central Registration before care is provided at the center. For information on enrollment and the fee schedule visit http://www.carlislemwr.com/family-programs/child-and-youth-services/moore-cdc
Hourly Care: This program is for children 6 weeks to 5 years, based on space availability and is held at the Moore Child Development Center. Reservations can be made online or in the Child Development Center and care can be reserved up to 30 days in advance.
Each Summer Carlisle Barracks hosts a 4-H/ U.S. Army Babysitting Course at the post Chapel.
Session are held at the chapel classrooms and run from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM and participants must be a CYSS registered member. Members 13-18 (senior in high school) years of age are placed first. 12 year olds are taken if we have available spaces. Students learn First Aid, CPR and babysitter basics (age appropriate activities; fire safety; home safety; child abuse recognition; drug & alcohol safety; storytelling; nutrition; etc.).
Once the students (ages 13-18 years of age) have adequately shown their knowledge when it comes to caring for children (passing of exams is used as evidence of knowledge), they will be added to the certified babysitter list. Children who are 12 years of age will NOT be added to the list until they turn 13 years old. Parents can sign for the list at the Moore CDC or the McConnell Youth Center during regular business hours. Please note: Parents must come to one of the centers in person and sign for the list. We are unable to email the list to anyone.
The classes are slated for the following dates:
July 19-20, 2016
August 9-10, 2016