Child and Youth Programs (CYP) provide high quality child care programs and services that support eligible families. The program operates under the auspices of the Family Care Branch. Certified by the DoD and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Afterschool Association, CYP offers nurturing, developmentally appropriate care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years. All programs are designed to enrich your child’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development. Fees are set by the DoD and based on total household income.

All families must register and submit Requests for Care with before processing through the local enrollment office.

Services are reserved for dependents of active duty military service members, DoD civilian employees paid from APF and NAF, Guard/Reserve component military service members on orders, combat related wounded warriors, surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat related incident, eligible employees of DoD contractors, other federal employees, and military retirees when space is available. 

Child Development Center

Care from highly qualified staff using professional curriculum and learning programs fostering social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.


Free on first come, first served basis. Must be 4 by Sept. 1. Extended care may be available.

*Follows Dougherty County Schools calendar.

School Age Care

We provide care before and after school as well as for holiday breaks, workdays, and in-service days.

*Follows Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Worth County Schools schedule.

Summer Camp

Open to ages 5 - 12. Drop-in or weekly care available (space permitting). Includes local field trips.

Drop-In Care

Open to ages 1 to 12 years with 24 hour advance notice (space permitting). Cost is $5/hour, maximum 20 hours/week. Patrons must supply diapers/pull ups and wipes as applicable.

Special Event Care

Offered in support of Command/MCCS activities. Abbreviated enrollment package required.

Contact Information

Children & Youth Program

Bldg. 7600
Albany, GA 31704

Phone: 2296395765

CYP Resource & Referral : 2296397930

Monday - Friday (excluding federal holidays).
CYP Office 7AM - 5:30PM
Resource & Referral 8AM - 4:30PM
CDC 7AM - 5:30PM
Pre-K 8AM - 2:30PM
SAC1 7AM - 5:30PM
SAC Drop-in2 7AM - 5:30PM
Summer Camp 7AM - 5:30PM
Drop-in Care 7AM - 5:30PM

1 Follows Dougherty County School System schedule.
Follows Dougherty, Lee, Worth, and Mitchell County School System breaks.
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