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Parent Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration & Requirements

Middle School-Teen Self-Registration Application



Services are offered on Lewis Main, Lewis North and McChord Field. Several options for child/youth care are available on base and off base in centers and licensed homes. Some age groups may have a wait list for on base centers.

To inquire about full - day or part - day child care, email Parent Central Services email


For child care and youth services there are military benefits on base and off base. Centers have a sliding scale based on income. All fees are subsidized by the government up to 60%. Patrons may reduce their bill further through Family Covenant Benefits Chart benefits, the parent participation program and the hardship program with ACS.

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You must fall into one of the following categories that may be verified with your government ID card. (AR608-10, 1-6)

  1. Active Duty Service Members 
  2. DOD Civilians 
  3. DOD Contractors 
  4. Reservist on active duty or in active duty personnell training 
  5. Retirees * may only use Recreational Activities (Child Care, School Age, Middle School Teen Services are not permissible for Retirees AR 215-1,7-1)

Special Needs Accommodation Process: