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Before PCSing, get a head start on your family’s Child and Youth Programs (CYP) registration and school registration. This will be a big help to you once you’re overseas - trust us, we know! There’s a lot going on when you first arrive. Military families may request child care by visiting

Priority Care

Aviano Air Base has established priorities for child care based on DoD requirements.

  • Priority 1: Child Development Center (CDC) and School Age Program (SAP) employees, Single & Dual Military Families (military married to military) and Reservists on active duty (with a family status Single Parent/Dual Military)
  • Priority 2: Single and Dual Military or Command Sponsored DoD Civilians with a full-time non-military working spouse (working 20 hours per week or is a full-time student)
  • Priority 3: Families with an unemployed spouse


Dependent children, 6 weeks old to 12 years of age, of active duty personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty or during inactive duty training, DoD contractors and Coast Guard personnel assigned to or living on the installation, are eligible to use the Child and Youth Program services.

Child Care for PCS Program

The Air Force Aid Society program offers Air Force families up to 20 hours of free child care per child on a space available basis within 60 days of arrival or departure to/from the base.
Early Reservations: Are highly recommended because slots fill up quickly. Reservations may be made up to 4 weeks in advance by the parent or sponsor of incoming personnel.
Voucher Required: To receive the care for free, a PCS child care voucher must be obtained from the Airman and Family Readiness Center and be provided to youth programs.

Request for care:
Registration forms for CYP programs can be found at:
More info can be found at:

Child Development Services

Aviano Air Base operates 2 Child Development Centers. Both centers are DoD certified offering quality & early childhood programming for your children, specializing in learning through play. Enrollment is available on a priority basis for children 6 weeks to 5 years old.
Child Development Center

6 weeks to 5 years old

Programs Offered

Full time, hourly, part day pre-school, PCS Care, Give parents a Break, Kids Night out/Parents Night Out. Part-day Pre-School is offered at the Area F facility.

Registration Forms Required

School Age Care

Kindergarten to 6th Grade

Programs Offered

For youth in Kindergarten to 6th grade. This program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and provides care before and after school and all day on non-school days.

Registration Forms Required

Open Recreation

9 to 13 years old

Programs Offered
Open Recreations offers Boys & Girls Club and 4-H programs, field trips and activities after school, expanded hours and programs during non-school days.

Registration Forms Required

  • Open Recreation Membership Packet
  • Current Immunizations [Most current Flu Shot]
Teen Center

13 to 18 years old

Programs Offered
For teens ages 13 to 18 years old, they offer Boys & Girls Club and 4-H programs, field trips and activities after school, expanded hours and programs during non-school days.

Registration Forms Required

  • Teen Center Membership Packet
  • Current Immunizations (most current flu shot)
  • More information available here:
Youth Sports

3 to 18 years old

Program offered:
Basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, and flag football for youth ages 5-18. We also offer smart start programs for ages 3-4 to include t-ball, basketball, football and soccer. All youth must have a current physical on file and up to date immunizations prior to registration. Volunteer coaches are always needed!

Registration Forms Required

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