CYSS - Forest Glen
Fort Detrick - Forest Glen CYSS

Phone: 202-271-0535
CYSS Emergency Hotline: 202-271-0535

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Fort Detrick-Forest Glen CYSS
2461 Stephen Sitter Avenue
Bldg. 161, Rm 2
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Monday - Friday: 0700-1600


  • Enhance readiness and well being by reducing the conflict between mission and family responsibilities.
  • Facilitate family self reliance and reinforce Army values.
  • Ensure availability of predictable programs and services for children ages 6 weeks through 18 years old.
  • Establish and maintain CYSS program quality as a benchmark for the nation in accordance with statutory requirements, DoD policy, and Army Standards. -- CYSS programs seek to "inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potentials as productive, responsible, and caring citizens."
  • Enhance the development of children and youth.
  • Maintain affordable child and youth programs and services for both the Army and parents.

"The Military Child Development Program is a model for the nation for providing high-quality affordable child-care."
Senate Report 107-62, National Defense Authorization Act 2002

Child, Youth & School Services recognizes the challenges of our soldiers and their families. By offering quality programs and accountability for children and youth, CYSS reduces the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility!

Availability - We support our soldiers and families with modern Childcare and School Age Services facilities and many Family Child Care Homes.

Affordability - We share the cost of care with Army families.

Quality - We are assessed and accredited by "outside" professional organizations. In fact, our Child Care program is considered a "Model for the Nation".


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Month of the Military Child

April 1-April 24: Young Lives, Big Stories Contest

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Share what it's like to be a Military Child through words, drawings, photos or video for a chance to win great prizes! Visit CYSS or to learn more.


Fire Department Wins Best Medium Sized Department in IMCOM Atlantic Region
Story and Photo By Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs


Barquist Asks Patients to Help Combat Rising Trend in Patient No-Shows
By Col. Mitchell E. Brew, Commanding Officer, Barquist Army Health Clinic


Army unveils 'Gold Star' PSA honoring survivors of the fallen
By William Bradner, U.S. Army Installation Management Command


Bulky Winter Clothing and Car Seats, a Dangerous Combination
by Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs and Ellen Crown, USAMRMC Public Affairs


Author and Family Therapist Offers Advice to Fort Detrick Couples
By Shannon Bishop, USAG Public Affairs


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