Youth Programs - (5 - 18 Yrs)
Youth Programs assist DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life by managing and delivering a system of quality available, and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth birth through 18 years of age.
School-Age Care Program
The School-Age Care (SAC) program offers before- and after-school care and summer day camp programs for children ages 5-12 years.
The SAC program provides a safe, enriching, supervised environment for children and youth during out-of-school time. Individual interests, experiences, abilities, and needs guide the programming. Children have the right to be heard, listened to, and influence decisions. We promote experiences and opportunities that enhance, rather than duplicate the school day. Our programs maintain an atmosphere that encourages flexibility and allows for freedom of choice within appropriate guidelines. We strive to reinforce family values and emphasize the uniqueness of each child by promoting positive attitudes and validating self-worth.
The SAC program aims to improve:
- Personal Development
- Supporting positive self-concept, fostering independence and life skills, encouraging responsibility and leadership
- Social Development
- Establishing friendship, learning social skills, gaining social support, developing a sense of community and teamwork
- Physical Development
- Building physical and recreational skills, and learning sports skills
- Cognitive Development
- Advancing success in school, exploring new ideas and facts
The children have large activity rooms, which contain different curriculum areas. The curriculum is used from 4H and the Boys and Girls Club of America in the following areas:
- Health & Life Skills
- Character & Leadership
- Arts & Crafts
- Performing Arts
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
- Outdoor Sports, Physical Fitness, Recreation, & Gardening
The Recreational & Competitive Gymnastics Program is open to youth, ages 3-18. We offer recreational, Junior Olympic (JO), and Xcel Gymnastic programs.
- Advanced Beginners
- Hot Shots (Advanced gymnastics for ages 4-5, must be evaluated by instructor)
- JO Level 2/Xcel Bronze
- JO Level 3/Xcel Silver
- JO Level 4/Xcel Gold
- JO Level 5/Xcel Platinum
- JO Levels 6-7/Xcel Diamond
- Ballet 1 & 2
- Hip Hop 1 & 2
Art classes are split into two age divisions: Ages 6-10 and Ages 11-16.
- Watercolor Painting
- Acrylic Painting
- Oil Pastel
- Guided Drawing Demos
We offer four sports seasons and a variety of clinics and camps throughout the year:
- Track & Field
Our program focuses on the fundamentals of each sport, teamwork, and building positive friendships. We are always looking for coaches to volunteer their time to be a part of our sports seasons.
If you have any questions, please call the Youth Center at (805) 606-2152 to speak to our Sports & Fitness Coordinator.
Parent Advisory Board
Parents are always welcome to visit and assist with their child's care to the extent that their duty permits.
The parent Advisory Board/involvement is a committee of all the CDC programs in conjunction with other CYP’s. The DAB acts only in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for improving services. The Chairperson of the DAB is a parent.
The Parent Advisory Committee selects a chairperson. Each chairperson attends the Program Parent Advisory Board meeting. The Parent Advisory Board meets with the Airman and Family Readiness Center Flight Chief and Center Directors at least quarterly and with the Mission Support Group Commander at least annually. The minutes of the parent advisory meetings are forwarded to the Mission Support Group Commander for review.
If you are interested in attending your center's parent advisory committee, please see your center's director for more information.