Education Services (CYES)
Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) established Child & Youth Education Services (CYES) Navy-wide to address the education needs of military families that come with frequent transition and extended deployments. CYES is a function of Child & Youth Programs (CYP) under Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). The Navy School Liaison Officer (SLO) is responsible for implementing all aspects of CYES and School-Based Programming.
CYES helps connect military families to their command, school, community and future. The mission of Navy CYES School-Based Programming is to cultivate an environment supportive of transitioning families, school preparedness, and military mission readiness. School-Based Programming is a collaborative effort to facilitate transition and orientation experiences that addresses the needs of mobile students and provides support during deployments while promoting academic achievement and successful social and emotional adjustment at school.
The SLO is the face of the command to the educational community and the face of the educational community to the command. The SLO serves as the primary liaison for community schools, commanders, and military parents and wears many hats: advisor, communicator, advocate, and coordinator. The SLO has four primary customers - commanders, educators, parents, and community partners – and serves as the subject matter expert and point of contact for each.
School Transition Services
Assist families with school transfers and help ‘level the playing field’ for military children and youth.
Connect educators with the Navy deployment support system to inform them about cycles of deployment and tools available to assist in working with Navy children.
Command, School, Community Communications
Serve as subject matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
Partnerships in Education (PIE)
Creates a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.
Home School Linkage and Support
Assist families by gathering and sharing information on homeschooling issues, policies, and legislation and help leverage CYP resources to support these families.
Special Needs System Navigation
Provide information on installation and community programs and services, make referrals to EFMP, and assist in navigating administrative systems within LEAs.
Post Secondary Preparations
Leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.