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CYS "Child & Youth Services"


At Yuma Proving Ground CYS "Child & Youth Services", we know you entrust to us that which you hold most dear: your children. That’s a commitment we don’t take lightly, and we strive every day to earn, and to keep, your confidence. 

Our CYS "Child & Youth Services"), is committed to serving the unique needs of Yuma Proving Ground families through a variety of programs designed for children ages six-weeks through 18 years. All services are based on the growth and development of your child, and meet both US Army and national standards. 

Our CYS "Child & Youth Services" programs are designed to help your children develop within themselves a positive self-concept that will serve them well as they become productive adults. We strive to do this by offering a safe, healthy, and stimulating environment where children and youth feel accepted and respected for being the unique person they are.


Child Development Center

Child Development Center (CDC) serves children ages 6 weeks to Pre-Kindergarten

  • Professionally trained staff
  • Easy access
  • Large playgrounds
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Rooms equipped with state-of-the-art early childhood equipment
  • Daily USDA approved breakfast, lunch, and snacks
School Age Services (SAS)

Our program offers school age children Kindergarten through 5th grade exciting age appropriate activities that include: Science and computer labs, arts and crafts, woodworking, music and drama, reading and writing, outdoor and indoor sports activities.  We are affiliated with BGCA and 4-H.  We offer before and after school care, holiday and summer camps that include exciting field trips, swimming, roller-skating, library, and sports.  We provide drop off and pick up services for Price Elementary School. 

Middle School/Teens Program (MS/T)

Our Middle School and Teen Program (MST) offers grades 6 -12 supervised recreational after school activities which promote cognitive and physical health and fitness. We partner with BGCA and offer 4-H programs that recognize the scholastic and creative talents of our youth.  Youth leadership, educational opportunities, and citizenship building experiences are incorporated through our partnerships with local schools and community. 

Registration and on-post recreation activities are provided at no charge.  Fees for off-post extra-curricular activities and field trips vary depending on the cost of the activity.  Transportation and supervision are included in your field trip fee.

Bus transportation to the Youth Center from school is provided by the Yuma School District, and by Youth Services per registration. 

Youth Sports

Our Sports program offers children and youth ages 3 to 12 opportunities to develop good sportsmanship and healthy physical fitness skills.  We offer Smart Start to help children develop the basic skills in each sport that will enable them to successfully participate in team sports.  We partner with Yuma MCAS to provide the following team sports: Soccer, baseball, flag football, and basketball.  Cheerleading is also offered during flag football.  Sports for 3 and 4 year olds are offered intramurally on-post. 

All players will receive a uniform and an award at the end of each sport season.  Volunteer coaches are utilized for each sport. 

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