The Navy Child and Youth Program (CYP) supports military and DoD families worldwide as they protect and serve our country. We do this by providing high quality, innovative, accessible, and affordable child care that supports school readiness and recreational programs for children and youth.
Youth are actively and appropriately engaged in before/after school, sports, and recreational activities that focus on building self-esteem, developing appropriate relationships, facilitating academic success, and making health choices. CYP offers various programs for children and youth from 5-18 years of age. School Age facilities cater to children ages 5-12 years old (or Kindergarten to sixth grade). The teen center is a safe, constructive hang out for teens 13-18 years old.
School Age Centers
Catlin School-Age Center
(School services- Aliamanu Elementary, Pearl harbor Kai Elementary, Pearl Harbor Elementary, Nimitz Elementary)
4655 Catlin Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hickam School-Age Center
(School services- Hickam Elementary, Mokulele Elementary, Nimitz Elementary, Holy Family Catholic Academy)
70 Alula Way (next to Mokulele Elementary)
JBPHH, HI 96853
Monday - Friday
5 a.m. - 7 p.m.
234 Melick Avenue, Building 1330
JBPHH, HI 96853
Teen center hours are subject to change due to special events
Monday - Thursday
2 - 8 p.m.
2 - 9 p.m.
1:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Our School Age facilities provide care for school age children ages 5-12 years or kindergarten thru sixth grade. The School Age Care (SAC) program includes before and/or after school care as well as all day care on non-federal holidays and school days off. In addition, SAC offers week long camp programs during fall, winter, spring and summer school breaks in conjunction with the schools schedules of the elementary schools served by our SAC facilities (see below). All requests for care for the before school, after school, no schools and camps require a request for care on our waitlist website www.militarychildcare.com.
In addition to the services above, Hourly Care (drop-in care with reservations) is available on a space-available basis with requests up to 30 days in advance. Please contact the individual centers to request hourly care. Hourly care is limited to 10 hours for SAC Before & Afterschool per week.
Our SAC programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). According to COA…“Accreditation demonstrates that your program is recognized as an after school provider that successfully implements high performance standards and, as such, is delivering the highest quality services to all of its children, youth and families.”
In addition to COA accreditation, our programs are inspected and evaluated on a regular basis for health and safety, fire and emergency preparedness and implementation of DoD standards and guidelines.
AFFILIATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS
The SAC programs are affiliated and are enhanced by their afflictions with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and 4-H Extension Services. These partnerships offer more access to staff training as well as youth development curriculum.
The National 4-H Headquarters, at USDA, has established formal partnerships with Air Force Services Family Member Programs, Army Child and Youth Services and Navy Child and Youth Programs to support positive youth development education for youth whose parents are serving in the military. These 4-H Military Partnerships bring the resources of the Land Grant University - youth development professionals, research based curricula, and high quality training and technical assistance -- to the youth programs of the military.
National 4-H Headquarters relies upon the Land Grant University Extension System across the country to build strong partnerships with Army, Air Force, Navy, National Guard and Reserve to provide technical assistance and training for military staff and establish 4-H Clubs for Military youth living on and off post as well as those whose parents are serving in the National Guard and Reserve. As military families move frequently and experience the difficulties surrounding lengthy and frequent deployments, 4-H provides predictable programming and a safe and nurturing environment for military kids.
4-H is one of the oldest and most effective programs of non-formal education for youth. The 4-H classroom is a world of real hands-on projects and demonstrations, leadership development, and personal economics. 4-H teaches pride in workmanship and accomplishments, personal interaction with peers, and respect for the environment.
4-H assists young people in developing life skills and in forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 4-H strives to help young people "make the best better" through programs that emphasize learning by doing.
4-H teaches youth important life skills such as leadership, decision-making, and personal-coping skills and helps them acquire and use knowledge.
Both SAC programs offer leadership Clubs as well as a variety or special interest and Project Clubs. Youth of all ages can get involved in our 4-H Community Club and the preteen s have their own leadership and service chartered club, BGCA Torch Club.
Our core curriculum areas are: Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and Technology.
Character & Leadership - Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also help develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to community and celebrating our national heritage.
Education & Career Development - After-school homework labs, one-on-one tutoring, computer learning and technology center, and academic enrichment activities that include geography, biology, math, English and world culture, among a host of others, provide young people with a the tools and with a structured and consistent environment that is supportive and conducive to achieving their academic and career goals.
Health & Life Skills - Helping develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully, as self-sufficient adults. Health and Life skills is learning things that you will keep with you, for life.
Health: Mind, Body, Soul
Mind - develops a knowledge base for young people to acquire healthy habits, such as making smart food choices, understanding appropriate portion sizes and creating fun and balanced meals
Body - Promotes young people becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness, including activities to get kids active and moving
Soul - Strengthens interpersonal skills, positive behavior and good character through social recreation programs and activities
Life Skills - think of things you have learned throughout your life that you will carry over and be important in everyday living- some of the below list has been taught while others have been learned through direct experience
There are additional Life Skills that we want to support. These are skills that you may have learned throughout your life, but not skills that you would be considered an expert.
The Arts- Creative opportunities, experiences, and expression. Remember children need open-ended artistic experiences where there is no “right” or wrong way of creating something. With this in mind try to stay away from “product” driven art projects and focus more on the process of creative expression.
Sports, Fitness, & Recreation - help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
Technology - is the application of science or knowledge to commerce and industry. Technology and inventiveness are closely related. Based on a defined need, the invention of a solution to the problem generates technology. Technology is, simply, the application of knowledge to solve problems or invent useful tools.
Are your teens looking for a cool hang-out spot to relax? Interested in joining a club to meet new people? Or how about go on a field trip or lock-in? Then check out the Teen Center today! The Teen Center offers recreational activities and instructional programs in six core areas: the arts, character leadership and development, education and career, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation, and technology.
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234 Melick Avenue, Building 1330
JBPHH, HI 96853
Click here to sign-up for teen special events.
(If your child has any allergies that require the use of an epi-pen or has asthma please have these medical forms filled out by the child's doctor and submit them along with the registration form.)
Recreation room - Pool tables - Ping-pong - Drum Set - Ukulele and various musical instruments - Video Games - Entertainment/Movies - Special Events and more!
4H Woodworking - S.T.E.M. Woodworking Club is designed to allow the Teens to learn highly sought after technical skills while developing their individual creativity. Teens will get to tackle individual and group projects while learning how to safely operate various power tools and the basics to woodworking.
Garden - 4H Gardening club will offer you the basics of how to create a garden in your space, while also helping you prepare the soil, choose the right fertilizers, and prevent weeding troubles.
Cooking - 4H Creative Cooking offers the teens a chance to learn the fundamentals of cooking without the basic cooking appliances such as ovens and stoves. They will learn to cook with induction cook tops, microwaves and toaster ovens. Skills learned are; Food Safety, Knife Skills, Cooking Principles, Following Recipes, etc.
Art – 4H Art Club Art can be expressed in many different forms, drawing, painting, crafting, and music. We offer; Sculpture: Clay Pottery; Paper and paper-mache; Wood; Soap; Wax; Junk (various objects); Wood Burning, Painting: Oils; Acrylic; Watercolor; Enamels Drawing: Pencil; Ink; Charcoal; Pastels; Crayon; Oil-crayon.
Young artists will learn about the different artistic techniques and photography skills in fine arts club. Examples of these techniques include watercolor, acrylic, and pastel drawings, camera basics and taking quality photos. Projects may be entered in the BGCA and 4-H contests. Club meets once a week and is for ages 13-18. For more information contact the Teen Center.
Keystone is a Boys and Girls Club leadership club that provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18 years old. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community. Keystone partners with Hickam Communities, 808 Race, MWR Special Events, MWR Marketing, Hawaii Food Bank, Military Family Support, and many more. Keystone also run's monthly pre-teen events for 9-12 year olds. Keystone has an opportunity to fundraise to be eligible to attend BGCA National Keystone Conference usually held in March.
Youth Sponsorship is a teen-to-teen program, conducted with support from the JBPHH Teen Center. Youth ages 13-18 request a sponsor before they move to Hawaii and we will match them up with a local teen who has similar interests of the same sex. Our local teen will communicate with the incoming teen before they get to Hawaii and when they do arrive, our local teen with show them around and help them meet new friends. To start the process just email a sponsor request form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you get on island you can attend one of our New Youth Sponsorship Orientation meetings the last Wednesday of each month at 3pm. Please RSVP by emailing Teen Coordinator at email@example.com.
Click Here to Download the Youth Sponsorship Request Form.