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CYS Sensations

A Great Guide to Child and Youth Services

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September - December • Number 42 • 2023

From the desk of Sheila R. Curtis
Chief of Child and Youth Services

Parents – we at CYS want you to know we are making the leap back into the school year right along with you!Our programs have been working hard to ensure this will be the BEST year for your children, with lots of fun, learning, growing and creating. Regardless of your child’s age, CYS offers curriculum and programming to help children and youth reach developmental milestones and acquire life skills through creative and engaging activities tailored to the needs and interests of the individual.

Teaching Strategies Gold is a pioneering and efficient curriculum utilized in CYS Child Development Centers. It connects Families and child care programs to the everyday development of the child and promotes early education and preparation for school readiness.

School Age and Youth programs school age and youth programs concentrate efforts on enhancing academics and life skills through programming that focuses on five core content areas (Sports, Fitness & Recreation Health, Wellness & Life Skills, Educational Support & Career Development, Character & Leadership Development and the Arts). School age youth and teens are able to engage in team sports and gain foundational skillsets, as well as opportunities to participate in instructional programming. Youth also develop resiliency skills and life skills through social interactions and simulations and can acquire gourmet cooking and sewing skills. Youth go on college trips, participate in the Teen Chain of Communication and community service activities to prepare for a future as well rounded, productive young men and women.

Parents have an opportunity to influence their child/youth’s programming by participating in the Parent Advisory Board. Contact your center for meeting dates and times.

We thank you for the opportunity to be part of your child’s growth and development.


Sheila R. Curtis
Chief, Child & Youth Services (CYS)

CYS Inclement Weather Plan

How does inclement weather affect Child and Youth Services openings? Due to the unpredictable nature of Texas weather, we encourage you to become familiar with the CYS Inclement Weather Plan and how it might affect you and child care arrangements.

CYS Parent Handbook

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