Fort Riley, Kansas


Kid's Corner

Families of Fort Riley Soldiers have varying needs, from childcare to school enrollment and activities for children. Review the information below for descriptions of programs and links to kids' programs.

The Child Development Centers (CDC) offer full day childcare for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The Army provides care in a multi-age group setting. Each classroom enrolls children with a minimum age span of 18 months. The concept of the Multi Age classroom is to provide a Family style environment where the children can learn from and nurture each other. Children experience fewer transitions while in the multi-age childcare setting and therefore can bond more closely with their primary caregiver. Children also benefit widely from opportunities to interact with children who are older and younger, learning important principles of citizenship, relationships, respect, patience, and self esteem. Follow this link to view locations of CDCs on Fort Riley.

Registering your children in school in Junction City, USD 475, or Manhattan, USD 383. Follow this link to view information on the Fort Riley School Liaison Officer, building 6620 or call 785-240-3261.

Youth Sports and Fitness information - Offering a multitude of programs to CYS Services-registered families, including Start Smart developmental programs, team sports, individual sports, athletic camps, CYS Services outreach, special events, and nutrition and health promotion classes, and Outdoor Adventure.

Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, & Skills (SKIES) – SKIESUnlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth from four weeks old to adolescence. Through SKIESUnlimited, children and youth in Child Development Services (CDS), School Age Services (SAS), Middle School Teen Center, and Outreach Services (OS) Programs, as well as home schooled children, have equal access to opportunities that expand their knowledge, inspire them, allow them to explore, and acquire new skills. SKIES has programs that help children develop specific skills like martial arts, dance, gymnastics, tumbling and swimming.

Child and Youth Services (CYS) offers playgroups, classes, trainings and activities for the whole Family to enjoy from everyday strategies that help build social and emotional relationships among children to courses that zero in on behavioral issues in Families.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program information for Fort Riley. WIC is a temporary assistance program for women, infants and young children who have a nutritional need for the program. To be enrolled in this program a woman must be pregnant, breastfeeding or have recently delivered a baby. Children must be under five years of age.  Call the Manhattan WIC Office to apply or make appointments for the Manhattan/Ogden Clinic locations.  Call (785)776-4779, ext. 7661.

Scouting on Fort Riley - Boy Scout Troop 60, Cub Scout Pack 260 and Cub Scout Pack 660 are registered units of the Boy Scouts of America. We serve Fort Riley, are units of Konza District, Coronado Council of the BSA, and are chartered by the Junction City American Legion. Cub Scouts are grades 1-5 and Boy Scouts grades 5-12. We attempt to teach the scouts life skills, instill in them a sense of character, responsibility, and confidence and train them for citizenship, service, and leadership, as articulated in the BSA Mission Statement. Skills instruction and camping are major components of the program. BSA Troop 60 serves all of Fort Riley. Cub Scout Pack 260 serves Fort Riley Elementary, Custer Hill Elementary, and Seitz Elementary schools. Cub Scout Pack 3660 serves Ware Elementary, Morris Hill Elementary and Jefferson Elementary schools. Scouting is for parents, too! Active, committed Leaders and parents are the heart and soul of a successful Cub Pack and Scout Troop. You don't need to have any special abilities to make a huge difference in a young man's life. Volunteer to help at one of our many events; you'll be glad you did!

For more scouting information, please contact the Konza District Office at (785)587-1818 or visit the Fort Riley Scouts on Facebook and Coronado Scout website pages:

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