Child and Teen Services Overview
A full of array of programs are offered on Ramstein and Vogelweh. We have several Child Development Centers as well as Youth Activity Centers around the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Once the family has become "members" of the CDC and/or Youth Center, families can use other centers throughout U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
Child Care Programs on the Installation
Due to the lack of off-base child care facilities, it is highly recommended you think about taking action on child care issues before PCSing to Ramstein. Both Child Development Centers and School Age Care programs have waiting lists. We encourage you to place your child/children on the appropriate waiting list through your sponsor or by contacting the CDC as soon as you receive orders.
Main Ramstein CDC
Location: Bldg. 853
Phone number: DSN 480-9276 or commercial 011-49-6371-47-9276
Location: Bldg. 1044
Phone number: DSN 489-6040 or commercial 011-49-631-536-6040
Child Care Programs in the Community
Child Care off base is normally through a private contract with an individual.
Family Member Programs
Child and youth programs provides quality, accessible and sustainable child
care and recreational outlets for children 6 weeks to 18 years of age.
Child care is provided on a full-day or hourly basis for children 6 weeks to
12 years of age. Care is designed to protect the health and safety of our
children, promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
Youth programs provides recreational outlets for youth to develop physical,
social, emotional and cognitive abilities. This is done through the
delivery of organized programs in five core areas such as: character and
leadership, the arts, fitness and recreation, health and life skills and
education and career development. Youth programs is a proud partner of
Boys and Girls Clubs of America and USDA/4-H.
Ramstein's Elementary, Intermediate, Middle and High School are part of the Department of Defense Education Activity Europe, Kaiserslautern District. These schools have been fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The school population consists primarily of dependents of American military and DoD civilians. There are a few tuition paying pupils who enroll on a space available basis.
For more information please refer to the section "Public and DODDS Schools" under the Education category or visit their website http://www.eu.dodea.edu
School Age Care
This program is for children from 5 to 12 years old, with either before school care, after school care or both available. The School Age Care Program is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hourly care is provided on a space available basis.
The chapel offers a variety of programs for children and teens. These groups are assembled based on interest so sign up and create the interest. The KMC has several chapels.
Ramstein Northside Chapel
Location: Bldg 1201
Phone number: DSN 480-6148 or commercial 011-49-6371-47-6148
Ramstein Southside Chapel
Location: Bldg. 2403
Phone number: DSN 480-5753 or commercial 011-49-6371-47-5753
Location: Bldg. 2063
Phone number: DSN 489-6859 or commercial 011-49-631-536-6859
Location: Bldgs. 2781 and 2782
Phone number: same as Vogelweh chapel
Location: Bldg. 118
Phone number: DSN 496-7577 or commercial 011-49-632-67-7577
Things to Do (Clubs and Social Life)
There are many organizations on base and in the community for children to get involved with. The Youth Center is the best and most centralized source for them to learn what is available. The Chapel, 435th Services Squadron, Red Cross and their school are other sources to assist your kids in settling into their new home.
To get them excited to come to the KMC, go to your base Airman and Family Readiness Center and ask the Relocation personnel to request a sponsor for your child/children.
Things to Do (Recreation and Sports)/Special Events
For information about things to do or special events around the KMC, visit the Ramstein Services Squadron Web site at www.86fss.com.
There are movie theaters on Ramstein, Vogelweh and Sembach Annex. There are also different video rental facilities on each base. For more information, visit SVS Web site.