In this section you will learn more about the opportunities for your children during your time at Carlisle Barracks. This place, more than any other post, offers a variety of program and opportunities from our Children & Youth programs to supportive local schools and youth sports and activities for pre-school children. We also offer a variety of hourly care and "Parents Night Out" options for you and your family.

For more information call (717) 245-3801 to set up your appointment.

The gateway to the world of on-post youth activities is the Carlisle Barracks Child, Youth Services. Before your child can start taking advantage of the great programs, registration is necessary. To register for the Moore Child Development Center fill out these forms to register for School Age Care at the newly constructed McConnell Center, fill out these forms and you can register your 6-12th grader using these forms.

For more information call (717) 245-3801 to set up your appointment.

Registering your medical, nutritional or educational special needs child with CYSS

Registering your medical, nutritional or educational special needs child with CYSS


Parent Central Services

While all CYS providers are trained and experienced to meet the needs of children with special needs, any child with a "special need" is required to have paperwork evaluated by Parent Central Services and the Community Health Nurse at Dunham Clinic to determine if a Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT) meeting is required and to develop a tailored plan for your child before participation in CYS programs. This includes but is not limited to children who have:

Parent Central Services will identify children who must be processed through the Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team based on the completed enrollment paperwork. For more information and to set up your appointment please call (717) 245-3801.

Community Health Nurse
Any child with indications of a health, diet, behavioral or other consideration will have their paperwork evaluated by the Community Health Nurse (CHN) to determine if a Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT) meeting is required.

What is a MIAT?

The Multi-Disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT) formerly known as the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) is a multi-disciplinary team established to ensure the most appropriate placement of children with special needs. The team meets to review any applications that indicate any possible medical issues, educational special requirements or nutritional needs and to review concerns regarding children already placed in Child, Youth Services (CYS) programs. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) manager will contact families to set up MIATS as determined appropriate. The point of contact for the EFMP Manager is 717-245-3775.

In order to assist the team, you will need to provide the proper documentation, such as: medical documentation detailing developmental delays; illnesses', severity of allergies (exposure, reactions, and treatments); prescription medications; and your expectations of services to be provided by the CYS staff, as well as Educational and Developmental Intervention Program information regarding developmental evaluations, services provided, etc. The MIAT cannot proceed without providing the documentation required.

Normally, a MIAT will take 30 to 45 minutes. A MIAT needs to be held only once a year unless there are changes in the child's status, i.e. medications, treatment, diagnosis, etc.

Carlisle Barracks Exceptional Family Member Program

The EFMP serves family members of all active duty personnel that have specialized medical and/or educational needs. Sponsors who have physical custody of a parent or relative over age 21 are also eligible for the program.

For more information visit


School-age Children

School Liaison & Area Schools Information

Carlisle Barracks School Liaison Office is your link to understanding policies, procedures and best practices with the area school districts and private schools. The SLO can help military families with school issues, questions and concerns.

* Feel free to call before arriving at Carlisle. Call 717-245-4555 and ask for a member of the School Liaison Team or visit them online School Liaison Office

Each summer the youth center and school liaison office partner and host "Welcome Jam" events for kids in high school, middle school and elementary school.

The SLO College Prep Series 1-3 will also be held each year for families to learn how to build a high school resume and Academy/ROTC application process information.

These five school districts are members of the Military Child Education Coalition, or MCEC

Carlisle Area School District

Cumberland Valley School District

South Middleton School District

Big Spring School District

Mechanicsburg Area School District


Area Private Schools

Carlisle Christian Academy, Carlisle, K through 12

Saint Patrick Catholic School, Carlisle, pre-K through 8

Trinity Catholic High School, Camp Hill, 9-12

Christian School of Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle

The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, Mechanicsburg

NHS School, Available for children with autism, application required.


Home Schooling in Pennsylvania

To home school in Pennsylvania, these steps and resources will be helpful


After School Programs/Summer Camps


Youth Sports


Pre-School Children

Moore Child Development Center

Carlisle Barracks believes that every child has value and must be treated with dignity and respect. We strive to provide a safe and caring environment that will foster the social, emotional, physical, and creative development of children. The Moore Child Development Center offers a number of programs and opportunities for kids from 8 weeks to 5 years of age.


Programs Offered

Child Nutrition Program

All fees are based on total family income. Children must be registered in Central Registration before care is provided at the center. For information on enrollment and the fee schedule visit


Hourly Care, Parents Nights Out

Hourly Care: This program is for children 8 weeks to 5 years, based on space availability and is held at the Moore Child Development Center. Reservations can be made online or in the Child Development Center and care can be reserved up to 30 days in advance.

Parents Night Out: This program is held on a regular basis to coincide with Army War College student social events. Usually held on Fridays, the program is offered at the Moore CDC and the McConnell Youth Center. Pre-registration is required and at least 12 children must be registered at each facility. The cost varies depending on the hours of care being provided.


Red Cross Babysitter training

Each Summer Carlisle Barracks hosts a 4-H/ U.S. Army Babysitting Course at the McConnell Center.

The course is open to CYSS members 13-18, but if spots remain after the initial registration, the class will be open to 12-year-olds who wish to participate until the class is full. There is no charge for the class but there is a minimum of 15 students to hold the class with a maximum of 20. The course is offered over a two-day period. You must attend both days of the session to become certified.

Participants will learn fire safety, developmental activities, how to identify child abuse and learn age appropriate activities they can do with the children and how to prepare healthy snacks. They will also receive CPR and first aid training.

Those who complete the course can be placed on the Carlisle Barracks babysitting referral list and is encouraged for all babysitters. People interested in receiving a copy of the babysitting list can get one from Youth Services or the Moore Child Development Center. For more information call (717) 245-4555.

The classes dates will be announced soon.