Naval Station Great Lakes Child and Youth Programs

Welcome to the Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP)! Choosing child care and youth programming for your family is an important decision. We know that military life comes with unique experiences and rewards of its own. While your children may face more than the usual challenges growing up, they also have the benefit of receiving high-quality early care and education from qualified professionals who can assist them in learning and in coping with these challenges.

Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) support operational readiness, mission accomplishment and retention by assisting Sailors in balancing the competing demands of family and work life. CYP assists in the positive development of Navy children, youth and teens through a variety of programs including child development centers, child development homes, school-age care, instructional/leisure classes, summer camps, youth and teen programs, and youth sports, fitness and recreation.