- Program Overview
School Age Center (SAC) provides affordable before-school and after-school care in a quality program that meets the needs of youth and parents.
The SAC provides quality programs which help youth to grow and develop in a positive way. We offer age appropriate activities which promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of youth.
The SAC program provides age appropriate activities and events in five (5) Functional Service Areas:
1. Character & Leadership Development
2. Education Support & Career Development
3. Health, Wellness & Life Skills
4. Sports, Fitness & Recreation
5. The Arts
Through our partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H we commit to serving our youth. Through these partnerships we commit to helping youth of all backgrounds develop leadership skills, self-esteem and character. We strive to assist all youth to become responsible citizens by providing quality cultural, social, educational, physical, and recreational opportunities, providing a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.
SAC includes meals, swimming, sports camps, homework assistance, physical activities, arts and crafts, technology programming, educational field trips, and a summer camp.
The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (https://www.coanet.org). SAC offers programs to include:
· Before/After School Program – Children enrolled in grades K-5 are eligible to participate in the program. Bus service is provided by FCPS to/from Whittier Elementary.
· Summer Camp – Children enrolled in grades K-5 (according to the grade just completed) are eligible to participate in the SAC Summer Camp Program.
· Hourly Care - is provided on a space available basis.
Parent orientations are conducted for new parents by appointment. Click here to schedule your appointment today!
- Virtual School Support
Virtual School Support throughout the entire school day for all grade levels.
For more information please contact the center at 301-619-2901.
To register please call Parent Central Services at 301-619-7100. Spaces available.
- Registration and Fees
Children must be registered through Parent Central Services before enrolling for care.
Fee are based on total family income, covers full day out of school programs.
- WebTrac! Online Services!
Child & Youth Services now offers a new online service to begin the registration process and to pay your SAC monthly bill. Please click here and get started.
- Youth Technology Laboratories (YTL)
A Youth Technology Lab and Homework Center are available for youth 5-18 years of age. The programs are designed to help children and youth develop to their full potential by increasing technology literacy and skills, strengthen their homework ability, to increase participation in youth sponsorship opportunities and to learn how to use the Internet in a positive manner. Specific program learning objectives are targeted through the use of appropriate software and web exploration. During the school year, children can use the lab to do research on the Internet, type school papers, or run educational programs. A technology lab instructor and trained staff are designated to coordinate and facilitate the operations of the youth technology
Youth using the Internet must have a Child & Youth Services (CYS) Parent Permission Card for Internet Use.
School Age Center Youth Technology Lab Hours:
Monday - Friday Due to COVID, please refer to program hours Saturday For Saturday activities, please refer to special event flyers Non School Days Due to COVID, please refer to program hours Sunday and All Federal Holidays Closed
We are happy to welcome you and your child into our School Age Centers (SAC). It is our mission of Fort Detrick SAC to promote quality of life by supporting Army readiness.