School-Age Center

Ages served: grades 1st-5th

Hunter Army Airfield School-Age Center  provides supervised before and after school programs, hourly care, summer care, and camps during school vacations for youth in grades 1st through 5th. Through partnerships with groups such as 4-H, CHARACTER COUNTS! and Mission:Youth Outreach, our Child, Youth and School Services School-Age Center helps 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 following core areas:

  • Arts, Recreation and Leisure Activities
  • Sport, Fitness and Health Options
  • Life skills, Citizenship and Leadership Opportunities
  • Academic Support, Mentoring and Intervention Services

Location

SAC is located at:
2599 S. Perimeter Road, Bldg 8805, HAAF
(Next to the Shoppette and CDC 8807)

Phone: 912-315-9795
DSN: 870-9781

Hours of Operation

  • Before School: 0530-0900
  • After School: 1500-1800
  • Full Day (Student holidays, teacher training/conference day and Camps): 0530-1800
  • Office hours: 0900-1700

Before and After School Care

Before School program operates from 0530 in the morning. After school program begins when the children arrive from school at the center. Bus transportation is no longer provided from CYSS facilities to schools.

The program ends at 6:00 PM. A USDA approved snack is served and a wide variety of directed and self-directed activity choices are offered. Activity choices include:

  • Homework center
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor and indoor games and play
  • Music and dance
  • Arts & crafts
  • Sports and fitness 
  • Club meetings

Full Day Care

Full-day programs are offered from 0530 until 1800 during school vacations, teacher training/professional development days and furlough days.  Hunter Army Airfield School-Age Center operates around Chatham County school schedules.  Children in Before School or After School programs are guaranteed a space in all full-day program days as part of their monthly fee. Children not currently attending a SAC program must reserve a space for care and care will be charged at the occasional user's rate. Activity choices for full day program is the same as Before/After School, with additional activities such as field trips or swimming added to the day’s program depending on the length of the school vacation.  Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided on a daily basis.

Occasional Users

The Occasional User Program is designed as a short term child care option for youth in grades 1st through 5th. It has been implemented to meet the needs of those families who require care for less than 10 hours a week before and/or after school. Transportation is provided to and from our SAC site and a child’s designated on-post school.  Patrons who utilize less than 4 hours of care during one operational day will pay a $16 fee. Patrons who exceed 4 hours of care in one operational day will pay a $30 fee. Care is provided at 2599 S. Perimeter Road, Bldg. 8805. Call School-Age Center at  912-315-9781  to make reservations. Hours of operations are from 0530-0830 and 1500-1800, Monday thru Friday. Reservations are required to accommodate DODEA school transportation policies and in accordance with AR 608-10.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp is a weekly fun-filled and high yield learning full day program open to children who have completed 1st grade through 5th grade. Enrollment for Summer Camp usually begins in May and patrons can choose to enroll for only the weeks they want their children to attend. Field trips/excursions are included in the camp fees. Hourly children may attend field trips but will need to pay for any applicable entrance fees. Transportation for field trips is free.

Special Needs

A Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) is in place for children who have special needs.  If your child suffers, for example, from allergies or Attention Deficit Disorder, or has been diagnosed with a physical or psychological condition, this accommodation process brings together child care professionals, physicians and counselors to determine how CYS Services can best meet the needs of your child.

 

Accreditation and Certification

DOD Certified:

Hunter Army Airfield School-Age Center is certified by the Department of Defense. In order to receive certification, all our caregivers must meet rigid training, health and safety standards, and our centers are subject to unannounced inspections by internal and external Army inspectors.

NAA Certified:

Hunter Army Airfield SAC is also certified by the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to development, education, and care of children and youth during their out of school hours.

 

****Click here for the SY13-14 Army Child & Youth Fee Policy!

Fees

All eligible children must be registered with CYS Services.  Patrons may register at the CYS Parent Central Services office. 

Call 912-315-5425 for an appointment.  Registration is free!  Click here for a list of items to bring for registration.

Child care fees are charged using a graduated fee schedule based on Total Family Income.  Fees are due on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Education Directory for Children with Special Needs

The EXPANDED School-Age Directory focuses on special education services for children with special needs, 3-21 years of age, and provides information families can use to help them make informed decisions regarding services available for their children when relocating. States included are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia.

This convenient directory provide practical suggestions (tools), information, and resources to help with the transition to a new location.  While currently only the fifteen states with the highest number of assigned military personnel were selected for inclusion in the Directory, the suggestions and tools included are helpful to all families with children with special needs when transferring to any domestic location.

The School-Age Directory includes:

  • Summary of national and state level trends for special education for children identified with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Emotional/Behavior Disorders (E/BD), and Intellectual Disabilities (ID) were emphasized.
  • Tools for helping you and your child make the transition to a new school district;
  • Descriptions of each state’s special education system and related resources;
  • School district profiles and contact information about school districts that service domestic military installations;
  • Links to national resource agencies.

For more information on the Education Intervention Directory visit the MilitaryHOMEFRONT under Troops & Families, Special Needs/EFMP, and Stateside Directory.

 

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