SCHWEINFURT, Germany (Aug. 21, 2013) -- U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's children programs and facilities, including its childcare center, earned high grades and accreditation in its annual inspection by the agency providing oversight to all Army garrisons worldwide.

Installation Management Command conducted its annual Army Child Youth and School inspection of Schweinfurt's Child Youth and School Services July 29 and 30, securing the CYSS Army accreditation for another year.

This marks Schweinfurt's final ACYSI and solidifies continued childcare up through July 2014.
CYSS is the home of all child and youth services to the community. Services and facilities include the Child Development Center, the School Age Center, youth sports and SKIES Unlimited, all of which were inspected.

There are two major inspections that are conducted within each fiscal year to ensure that all U.S Army CYSS facilities are in compliance with Department of Defense and Army regulations. One inspection is done by local officials, the other conducted by Installation Management Command.

"These inspections are important. They ensure that our CYSS programs are in compliance with all regulations and are able to maintain quality programs for children and youth of our community, despite closure," said Michael Payne, USAG Schweinfurt Child Youth and School Services director.

The centers were inspected to ensure employee background checks were up to date and accurate and that employee training was compliant with standards.

Schweinfurt CYSS inspections were highly successful, even having the highest rating on the accuracy of employee background check of all USAEUR CYSS facilities, Payne said.

"Doing well with this inspection validates the tremendous hard work and dedication that the employees bring to the children and families of the garrison and our programs each and every day," said Payne.

With closure of USAG Schweinfurt rapidly approaching and many services closing as well, CYSS is committed to maintaining their programs as long as there are children to participate.

"Our goal is to be able to provide care until the last child leaves the garrison," said Payne.