Child and Youth Programs

 

Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) support operational readiness, mission accomplishment and retention by assisting Sailors in balancing the competing demands of family and work life. CYP assists in the positive development of Navy children, youth and teens through a variety of programs, including child development centers, child development homes, child development group homes, school-age care, instructional/leisure classes, summer camps and youth and teen sports, fitness and recreation.

Navy CYP are among the highest quality in the nation. Navy child development centers are accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and Navy child development home providers are certified by the Department of Defense, applicable state licensing agencies and are currently accrediting with the national Association for Family child Care (NAFCC), Navy CYP before and after-school programs are accredited by the National After School Association (NAA), and Navy youth programs are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (B&GCofA) and 4-H.

 

 

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