Child & Youth Education Services (CYES)
Welcome to Fleet Activities Yokosuka! There are many educational opportunities for families here. Japan is a beautiful country with a rich culture and lots to do. There are also challenges in making the transition. Use the info and resources on this website to help make the transition smoother and for further assistance with educational needs contact the CYES office.
Contact the School Liaison (SLO) at:
Office: Community Readiness Center, Bldg. 3365, Room 305
Hours: 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (or by appointment)
Local Phone: 243-3222 or 046-816-3222, Fax: 243-3522
From the US: DSN 315-243-3222 or 011-81-46-816-3222
Mailing Address: PSC 473 Box 60, FPO AP 96349
- Schools: On-base DoDEA, Private International, Public Japanese, Home School
- Support: Transition In/Out, Deployment, Special Needs, Post Secondary
- Community: Installation Links, Resources, Partners, Japan Culture
For daily education info and opportunities please like and share the Yokosuka CYES Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sloyokosuka.
NAVY CYES HISTORY
Military families are transient, they relocate an average of every 2.9 years. Military kids fly before they learn to walk, get their passport before their driver’s license. Their hometown isn’t on the map, it is the map. As students, military kids attend 6 to 9 schools by graduation.
Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) established Child & Youth Education Services (CYES) Navy-wide to address the education needs of military families that come with frequent transition and extended deployments. CYES is a function of Child & Youth Programs (CYP) under Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). The Navy School Liaison Officer (SLO) is responsible for implementing all aspects of CYES and School Based Programming.
CYES helps connect military families to their command, school, community and future.
The mission of Navy CYES School-Based Programming is to cultivate an environment supportive of transitioning families, school preparedness, and military mission readiness. School Based Programming is a collaborative effort to facilitate transition and orientation experiences that addresses the needs of mobile students, and provides support during deployments while promoting academic achievement and successful social and emotional adjustment at school.
COMMANDER CYES PROGRAM
The SLO is the face of the command to the educational community and the face of the educational community to the command. The SLO serves as the primary liaison for community schools, commanders, and military parents and wears many hats: advisor, communicator, advocate, and coordinator. The SLO has four primary customers - commanders, educators, parents, and community partners – and serves as the subject matter expert and point of contact to each.
Serves as the primary point of contact for installation commanders on K-12 matters.
Serves as link to all LEAs and helps facilitate Partnerships in Education (PIE) initiatives.
Supports families with inbound and outbound transition, parent separation due to deployment, special needs,
Serves as conduit for service providers and community partners in support of military families.
SLO CORE SERVICES
School Transition Services
Assist families with school transfers and help ‘level the playing field’ for military children and youth
Connect educators with Navy deployment support system to inform them about cycles of deployment and tools available to assist in working with Navy children
Command, School, Community Communications
Serve as subject matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping t0 connect command, school and community resources
Partnerships in Education (PIE)
Creates volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have vested interest in the success of all youth
Home School Linkage and Support
Assist families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation and help leverage CYP resources to support these families
Special Needs System Navigation
Provide information on installation and community programs and services, make referrals to EFMP, and assist in navigating administrative systems within LEAs.
Post Secondary Preparations
Leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post secondary information and opportunities.
ON BASE DODEA SCHOOLS
CFA Yokosuka has four installation DoDEA schools - three on Main Base (ES, MS, HS) and one on Ikego Detachment (ES). Yokosuka schools are in the Pacific East District of the DoDEA Pacific Region. Pacific East District consists of 20 installation schools with a sum student body of about 8,000 (Okinawa is a separate district). DoDEA worldwide enrolls and educates approximately 90,000 PK-12th grade students in 11 countries, 7 states, and 2 territories.
Pacific East District
Faculty and Support Vacancies
Yokosuka Complex of Schools
School Meal Program (SMP)
Navy Exchange School Meal Program Info
DSN 241-2766 FROM US 011-81-46-896-2766
School Meal Program FAQ
Free And Reduced Meal (FARM)
Free And Reduced Meal Program Info
Free And Reduced Meal Program Application
Sullivans Elementary School
Phone: DSN 243-7336 FROM US 011-81-46-816-7336
Fax: DSN 243-7865 FROM US 011-81-46-816-7865
Address: PSC 473 Box 96 FPO, AP 96349-0096
Receive Student Sponsor
Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
Ikego Elementary School
Phone: DSN 243-8320 FROM US 011-81-46-816-8320
Fax: DSN 243-8224 FROM US 011-81-46-816-8224
Address: PSC 474 Box 300 FPO, AP 96351-0300
Receive Student Sponsor
Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
Yokosuka Middle School
Phone: DSN 243-5165 FROM US 011-81-46-816-5165
Fax: DSN 243-5563 FROM US 011-81-46-816-5563
Address: PSC 473 Box 128 FPO, AP 96349-0128
Receive Student Sponsor
Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
Kinnick High School
Phone: DSN 243-7392 FROM US 011-81-46-816-7392
Fax: DSN 243-7278 FROM US 011-81-46-816-7278
Address: PSC 473 Box 95 FPO, AP 96349-0095
Receive Student Sponsor
Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
CFA Yokosuka has an active home school community. Many families choose to home school. and do so on their own but are base home school groups There is an active home schooling community on base with weekly meetings, social media, and activities. Three home school co-op groups here are:
- Kanto Plain Home Schoolers
- Classical Conversations
- Yokosuka Christian Homeschoolers
Kanto Plain Home School
Kanto Plain Home School group is a large, active base group of home school families. It is open to all philosophies. The group provides weekly meetings, opportunities for networking, sharing curriculum and best practices, info on home school resources and tools, as well as group classes and activities for students, parents, and families.
Classical Conversations is an active, faith-based group that follows a specific established philosophy of education built on mentoring and parental engagement in their child’s daily education. The group offers weekly classes for students and their parents to attend together held at the base Chapel of Hope as well as special
Email: Teresa Adkins-Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yokosuka Christian Military Homeschoolers
Yokosuka Christian Military Homeschoolers is a new, faith-based group. The group is growing in all age groups. They meet weekly at the Chapel of Hope and offer classes and workshops.
Available to home school families at each DoDEA school is access to auxiliary services as well as individual classes or blocks (See DoDEA instruction at www.dodea.edu/upload/02OD002.pdf).
Auxiliary services include:
- Library and Internet service
- Special Education, English as Second Language, Gifted &Talented services
- Standardized testing
- School bus transportation
- Extracurricular activities
- Interscholastic activities
- After-hours use of facilities
- Lending textbooks, workbooks, software, etc
Home School Advocacy and Support
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a valuable site of info, resources, and tools for home school families. In addition to providing legal info and support the site has a menu of helpful categories on areas such as Getting Started, Curriculum, Military, and more.
Some helpful pages from the site:
Military home school info:
Home school international:
New to Home Schooling/Getting Started:
Home school support groups:
Home school by state:
PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
There are many International Schools in Japan and some are proximate to the Yokosuka area, most of them in nearby Yokohama. Driving times are from 22 to 42 minutes and about an hour by transit. Some do have school buses that come onto base for student transport. International schools have bilingual staff and instruction is in English. There are tuition and registration fees but sometimes they offer discounted fees for military.
Yokosuka-Area International schools:
Hayama International School
Proximity: 22 minutes drive, 61 by train
Yokohama International School
Proximity: 36 minutes drive, 63 by train
St Maur International School
Proximity: 39 minutes drive, 67 by train
Horizon Japan International School
Proximity: 42 minutes drive, 72 by train
Yokosuka Bilingual School *Provides bus to base
Address: 2 Chome-4 Odakicho, Yokosuka
Phone: (046) 884-9367
Proximity: Adjacent to base gate (Womble Gate)
For more information on international schools:
Off Base Preschools:
Seika Yochien *Provides bus to base
Address: 1-29 Sakamoto-cho, Yokosuka
Phone: (046) 822-0018
Hayama International School *Provides bus to base
Address: 4427-1 Akiya, Hayama
Phone: (046) 855-5112
Address: 1768 Kikoba, Hayama
Phone: (046) 852-0392
Address: 2-6 Miharucho, Yokosuka
Phone: (046) 823-1345
Address: 2-10-6 Kamoi, Yokosuka
Phone: (046) 841-1491
Address: 3-11 Maborikaigan, Yokosuka
Phone: (046) 841-6762
PUBLIC JAPANESE SCHOOLS
The local Japanese public schools can be an enriching and rewarding opportunity. It requires adjusting to a new school system and experience. The school calendar, schedules, etc in addition to the language and culture may feel challenging. School communication is in Japanese so it is preferred that at least one parent speak Japanese. Schools may refuse non-Japanese citizens or non-Japanese speaking students. Some may allow if a family arranges for a permanent/on-call interpreter for the family and some districts are reviewing their policies to enact changes.
Surrounding Japanese school districts:
- Yokosuka City Board of Education
- Hayama City Hall
- Kamakura City Board of Education
- Zushi City Hall, Board of Education
- Yokohama City Board of Education
Enrollment of US citizens (Dependents of US Military or Civilians)
Pursuant to the International Covenants of Human Rights (Term A), Yokosuka City Board of Education will continue to admit enrollment of students with foreign citizenship to Yokosuka public elementary and junior high schools. *Not senior high schools
Current Enrollment Criteria (2012):
1) Produce certification/authorization indicating enrollment period of more than one year.
2) Speak basic conversational Japanese:
a) Child/student able to understand teacher instruction.
b) Parent/guardian able to communicate with school. *May allow family interpreter.
3) Comply with laws and regulations of Japan.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
This interstate compact is a game changer for military families in resolving education transition issues for military children. In tangible ways it assists military students in their multiple school to school transfers. Articles IV-VII address Enrollment, Placement, Eligibility, and Graduation policies. Every school district in the US has military children and all 50 states have adopted the compact as state law. Each state has an appointed commissioner and council. The District of Columbia and DoDEA are ex officio members.
Youth Sponsorship Program (YSP)
The Youth Sponsorship and Student 2 Student programs match youth sponsors to inbound youth 3rd-12th grade, including home school students. Youth have instant validity with other youth and as sponsors help new youth connect to their new installation, school, and community. The three components of YSP are Outreach, Orientation, and Peer-to-Peer.
Youth Area Orientation Brief (AOB)
In addition to the weekly AOB for adults, Yokosuka Fleet & Family Support Center provides an adapted AOB for new youth once every month. There is one for elementary age youth and one for middle and high school age youth. Each one is two hours in length and is held in the Community Readiness Center.
Elementary AOB: Third Tuesday of every month, 1400-1600
Middle/High AOB: Third Wednesday of every month, 1400-1600
To register for Youth AOB contact: 243-3372 or Sarah.Whitman@fe.navy.mil
Yokosuka FFSC Facebook
From the Parent/Guardian:
Student’s birth certificate
Student’s social security number/card
Student’s shot record
Legal documents, as needed (power of attorney, custody papers, etc.)
Proof of residency (2 utility bills with remittance attached)
Military orders (including housing orders)
Address, phone numbers, email, other contact information
Course description book/grading scale (for 6th grade and above)
Copy of the cover of each textbook
School web page
Copy of cumulative folder (only the copied mailed between schools is considered official)
Withdrawal grades or progress reports
Test scores (standardized or special program testing, etc.)
Special Programs Records as Appropriate:
Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Accommodation Plan (504)
Gifted and Talented Program description
English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual Education description
At-Risk or other action plans for classroom modifications
Non DoD School Program (NDSP)
Yokosuka does not offer the Non DoD School Program (NDSP) but if you PCS to an area that does here is the information and process:
Anchored 4 Life
The Trevor Romain Transition Resiliency Program The Trevor Romain Company has teamed up with Navy CYES to bring youth a comprehensive transition and resiliency program in accordance with the Navy School Based Programming standards. This program makes a significant difference in children's lives by offering positive support and encouragement through the many unique challenges that they face.
Yokosuka Anchored4Life Teams:
Sullivans ES Dolphin2Dolphin team:
CYP Main Base SAC A4L team:
CYP Ikego SAC A4L team:
Military OneSource Deployment Resources:
Preparing for Deployment:
Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLCs)
What is a Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)?
MFLCs help military families through cycles of deployment and reintegration by providing non-medical, short-term counseling. Through a partnership between the school district, the installation and the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, counselors will be assigned to various schools during the school year.
What is the counselor’s role in the school?
CYB-MFLC(s) provide consultation, training, and educational presentations/ workshops to program faculty, staff, parents, and children. CYB-MFLC support augments services already in place at each school. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events and help with deployment and reintegration; family dynamics; positive coping mechanisms; staff support and education; parent education and stress reduction. Counselors are also available to facilitate groups and trainings to build leadership skills; manage anger; build self-esteem and confidence and strengthen communication.
Contact an MFLC:
Kinnick HS MFLC: email@example.com
Yokosuka MS MFLC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sullivans ES MFLC: email@example.com
Ikego ES MFLC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yokosuka CYP MFLC: email@example.com
SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT
Special Education One-Stop Resource
Yokosuka Fleet & Family Support Center facebook:
YOKOSUKA EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP)
EFMP Case Liaison
Fleet & Family Support Center
CNRJ EFMP Lead Liaison:
EFMP/Special Needs products from Military OneSource:
Special Education Department
Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS):
Oluwole Morenikeji Afuape, MS, OTR/L
LTJG, MSC, USN
Educational and Developmental Intervention Services
U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
Overseas to Japan: 011-84-46-816-8507
Yokosuka USNH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usnhyokosuka
Military OneSource Special Needs Resources
Education Directory for Children with Special Needs:
An Overview of Special Education:
Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
STOMP is a Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center dedicated to empowering military families with the training and information they need to promote success for their child with special needs.
Kids Included Together (KIT)
Who We Are:
Kids Included Together (KIT) is a national, registered 501(c)(3) non–profit organization teaching the understanding and practice of inclusion. Our passion is inclusion.
What We Believe:
Disability is a natural part of the human experience. Almost everyone knows someone who has or will have a disability – or will directly experience disability themselves. Viewing disability as a form of diversity rather than a deficiency enables positive outcomes for all children. Each person’s contributions add to the richness of the whole community. Inclusion is ensuring that each person belongs and can meaningfully participate.
What We Do:
KIT provides best practices training to help communities, businesses, and child care & recreation programs include children with all kinds of disabilities and special needs. We offer a blended–learning approach that combines live, on–site training and online learning and resources.
POST SECONDARY SUPPORT
Free SAT/ACT Prep for Military Families
Scholarships for Military Children
Federal Student Aid
The College Board expanding access to higher education
Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefit program
The ACT Student Site
Tutor.com for Military Families:
CNIC Find Your Region/Installation Interactive Map:
Major Unit/Commands and Customized Printable Installation Booklets
Dial Code from the US:
CFAY Command Sponsorship:
Taxi Phone Number (Yokosuka JR Station to Yokosuka base)
Radio Taxi: 045-226-3161, Radio Asahi Taxi: 045-641-9875
CFAY Housing and Lodging:
Pet Import Requirements:
Yokosuka Morale, Welfare, & Recreation (MWR):
Yokosuka MWR facebook:
Military Childhood Education Coalition
National Military Family Association
Support for Military Community
Navy Before and After School Care
Official DoD source for Installation and State Resources
USA 4 Military Families
TIME IN JAPAN NOW
You know you’re a military kid when…
- Where are you from?” has more than one reasonable answer.
- You flew before you could walk.
- You speak two languages, but can’t spell in either.
- You have a passport but no driver’s license.
- You go into culture shock upon returning to your “home” country.
- Your life story uses the phrase “Then we moved to…” three (or four, or five…) times.
- You think VISA is a document that’s stamped in your passport, not a plastic card you carry in your wallet.
- You consider a city 500 miles away “very close.”
- You miss the subtitles when you see the latest movie.
- You speak with authority on the subject of airline travel.
- You have frequent flyer accounts on multiple airlines.
- You constantly want to use said frequent flyer accounts to travel to new places.
- You could teach a webinar on how to pack.
- High school reunions are multi stop events.
- You have friends in 19 area codes.
- You sort your friends by time zone.
- You have a time zone map next to your telephone.
- You realize what a small world it is, after all.