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Child Care & Youth Programs Prep

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

Youth Sponsorship

Request a sponsor to help your child feel connected to your new home before arrival. 

For more information, read more from the Youth Center

Or read more from Military One Source.

Priority Care

RAF Mildenhall 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

This program is on hold due to Covid-19 Restrictions and Complications

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 Military & Family Readiness Center and be provided to youth programs.

Request for care:
Registration forms for CYP programs can be found at: On the CDC Page 

Child Development Services

RAF Mildenhall operates a Child Development Center which is DoD certified, offering quality & early childhood programming for your children, and 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, PCS Care (on hold), Give Parents a Break, Kids Night out/Parents Night Out.

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

  • AF Form 1181
  • Copy of Leave and Earning Statement for each DoD member
  • Copy of PCS Orders
  • Current Immunizations w/most current flu shot
  • School Age Contract (School Year new members only)
  • School Age Contract (Summer new members only)
  • CDC Fees
  • More information available at 100 FSS Youth Center
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

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

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!

Youth Sports Calendar for the Upcoming Year

Registration Forms Required

  • Current Immunizations (most current flu shot)
  • Sport Specific Registration Form (available at youth programs reception desk, call to have them emailed).
  • More information on the Youth Programs Page