Child & Youth

 

Child Development Center (CDC)

  • The CDC and School Age Care are currently open for already-enrolled children and those who have submitted a Child Care Declaration form. 
  • Hours of operation are now Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • No hourly or INDOC care is currently offered. 

Please check this website and visit our Facebook page for updates to this policy and on other MWR facilities and programs.

(Ages 6 weeks – 5 years and pre-Kindergarten)

Sigonella’s Child Development Center supports families with childcare for those age 6 weeks to pre-school age with experiences designed to enhance their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. All education technicians are trained in CPR and first aid and in developmentally appropriate practices.

The Child Development Center provides:

  • Full-time child care for infants to preschool
  • Qualified and caring staff
  • Nutritionally sound meals
  • Age-appropriate programming

The Sigonella CDC is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Childcare Registration

MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all service branches. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location. In order to process any registrations for the CDC or SAC, each family must visit MilitaryChildCare.com to create their account and submit the required request for care.

Cost is based on total family income.  Open to Active duty members, DOD civilians, reservists, DoD contractors, and retirees.

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School Age Care (SAC)

  • The CDC and School Age Care are currently open for already-enrolled children and those who have submitted a Child Care Declaration form.
  • Hours of operation are now Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • No hourly or INDOC care is currently offered. 

Please check this website and visit our Facebook page for updates to this policy and on other MWR facilities and programs.

(Ages 5 and in Kindergarten-12)

The SAC program for school-aged children, Kindergarten -12 years of age, provides quality care before and after school, as well as a full-day camp during the winter, spring and summer breaks. The SAC program is aligned with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4-H. SAC is an MWR program, located in Building 318 on NAS I, adjacent to the DOD School on Halsey Road. The goal of SAC is to introduce children to wholesome recreational activities and to the pleasure of Sicily's beautiful outdoors. Activities include: Sports Fitness and Recreation, The Arts, Character and Leadership, Education and Career Development plus STEM, Health and Life Skills, Bowling, Swimming, Field Trips, and other special events. Children are divided into groups. During the school year, SAC is a Before/After school recreational program. Students are escorted to and from elementary school.  

The Sigonella SAC is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

Childcare Registration

MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all service branches. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location. In order to process any registrations for the CDC or SAC, each family must visit MilitaryChildCare.com to create their account and submit the required request for care.

Cost is based on total family income.  Open to Active duty members, DOD civilians, reservists, DoD contractors, and retirees.

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School Liaison Officer (SLO)

School Liaison Officer has the intent to level the playing field for transitioning military children and youth. SLO's will help prepare students, parents, schools and Navy leaders to respond to permanent-change-of-station (PCS) and deployment issues impacting school-age children. They will help Navy families be the best "advocates" for their child's education. SLO's will work closely with local school personnel to identify and resolve issues that impact transitioning military students and will serve as a link between military families and schools during in and out-processing periods and deployments. To make the connection, CYP will work very closely with Fleet and Family Support providing deployment support, counseling and advocacy, relocation assistance and ombudsman support. SLO's will also link with services and programs delivered to Navy families in the Exceptional Family Member Program. They will be the primary advisor to commanding officers and staff on matters relating to schools serving the installation.
 
Navy SLO's will provide seven core services:
  • School Transition Services: Focus is on permanent-change-of-station moves and "leveling playing field" for transitioning military children and youth.
  • Deployment Support: SLO's will serve as a conduit, connecting educators to the Navy deployment support system to inform educators on the cycles of deployment and tools that are available to assist them when working with Navy children.
  • Command, School, Community Communications: The SLO will provide support as the subject matter expert for commanders on K-12 issues to connect command, schools and community resources.
  • Home School Linkage and Support: SLO's will assist Navy families by gathering and sharing information on homeschooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts. In addition, they will leverage Navy CYP resources to support these families.
  • Partnerships In Education (PIE): PIE creates a volunteer network of resources to support all installation and community members who have a stake in the success of all youth.
  • Post-Secondary Preparations: SLO's will leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military student’s access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
  • Special Education System Navigation: Special Needs System Navigation: School Liaison Officers provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies.

RESOURCES

Connecting With Our Schools:

Sigonella CYP / MCC.com:
Home Schooling & Legal Resources:
Post-Secondary Preparations:
Installation Partners: 

Other Resources:

Organizations Devoted to the Military Family:
Youth Sponsorship Programs:
NAS Sigonella Youth Complex- Middle School and Teen Program
DSN: 314-624-1750 or Commercial: +39 095-56-1750
 
Special Needs Resources:
K-12 Special Needs Information

MyNavy Portal (MyPCS) - My PCS Mobile

Partnerships in Education (PIE)

How are military commands providing support in schools?

Service members are volunteering in local schools by mentoring, reading to classes, assisting with various school events like family fun nights. If your command would like to volunteer in school, contact the School Liaison Officer. The ways to volunteer are endless.

Navy Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Where can I find student opportunities?

STEM development begins with Naval STEM outreach programs at the Pre-K through 12 th  grade levels, continues through undergraduate and graduate school, supports student advancement into post-doctoral work, and continues through all stages of their STEM professions.

The list of opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students can be found below and by downloading the Naval STEM Opportunities for Students handout.

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Youth Complex Marinai

THE YOUTH COMPLEX IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please visit our Facebook page for updates on MWR facilities and programs.

The Youth Complex in Marinai is the home of our Teen Center for youth ages 11 (and in the 6th grade) - 18 (and still in High School).

The complex is fully equipped with:

  • Nintendo, X-Box and PlayStation Gaming Systems
  • Big-screen TVs
  • Pool table, a ping pong table, air hockey table and a foosball table
  • Musical instruments including an electric keyboard, a drum set and an acoustic/electric guitar.
  • Full service kitchen for cooking projects

The Youth Complex is Sigonella’s hub for our planned youth events. Come join us for excursions into town for activities such as go-karting, paintballing, dinners on the town, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and much more!  Affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4H. Come in and join us for a Cooking Club, Technology Club, Art Club, Smart Girls, Keystone, Torch Club, Passport to Manhood, and many more exciting activities.

All youth ages 11 (and in the 6th grade) - 18 (and still in High School) must be registered to participate. Registration packets can be picked up at the Youth Complex.

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Youth Sports

YOUTH SPORTS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The MWR Youth Sports Program offers a variety of organized sporting and recreational activities that promote the psychological, social and physical well-being of youths. MWR provides the staff, equipment and playing areas necessary to facilitate the athletic and recreational development of children.

Team Sports: Baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, flag football, cheerleading andwrestling

Individual Challenges: Run club and seasonal camps

Parental involvement and volunteerism is a key aspect of our program! We hold clinics to train coaches and officials. Please let us know if you are interested in helping our programs out.

Register for Youth Sports programs at SAC, Youth Complex or online at:  https://myffr.navyaims.com/europecyms.html   

(*Note - Your child must have an active registration on file.)

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