Children ages 4+ will be introduced to the fundamentals of engineering. Students will have an opportunity to build electrical engines, working draw-bridges, fully functioning cranes and basic gear boxes. Students will also be introduced to engineering concepts using pneumatic principles and equipment. All of this is done using the registered brand of Fischertechnik materials. Worksheets will be handed out so that children can expand their understanding of learned concepts outside of the classroom. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.
Musical Theatre Dance Classes
Do you love the show-stopping, toe-tapping numbers in a musical? Do you love to express yourself through stories and dance? Then Musical Theatre Dance is for you! SKIESUnlimited offers lessons to youth, ages 5 to 18. The first half of class focuses on a good warm-up and jazz technique, and the second half teaches a routine in the style of musical theatre from your favorite songs and shows. Classes are offered on Pulaski Barracks and Landstuhl. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.
Homework Assistance for Teens
USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Programs provide a homework lab, tutoring and one-on-one homework assistance during Power Hour at the Youth Center, 3 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Homework contracts are available to clarify direction of help needed and to get the student, Academic Program Manager and parents on the same page for daily or weekly goals and expectations. This is a great resource for youth that need additional help or just a quiet place to focus on their academics. If you are interested, please contact Landstuhl Youth Center, 486-8658; 06371-86-8658 or Sembach Youth Center, 545-1316; 0611-143-545-1316.
KMC Teen Shuttle
Child and Youth Services offer a KMC Teen Shuttle service. Pick-up/Drop-off points are located throughout Vogelweh, Vogelweh Housing, Ramstein, and Landstuhl. ID card, shuttle card and permissions slips are required to ride the shuttle. Apply for your Shuttle Card at Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Bks., BLDG 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9066.
Job Openings at Child and Youth Services
Are you interested in working with children and youth? Apply online for Child and Youth Services positions online at www.usajobs.gov. Look for Job Title: Child and Youth Program Assistant (Entry, Skill & Target Level) CY-01/02. Positions are available on Kleber, Landstuhl, Sembach and Miesau locations. Child and Youth Program Assistants work directly with children and youth and must be trustworthy, able to maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times and have the desire to be a positive influence on children and youth.
Family Child Care providers needed
Family Child Care providers are needed in the Baumholder Military Community. FCC is a great way to start your own business. As a FCC provider, you perform a valuable service to the community and can earn a yearly income ranging from $20,000 to $40,000. Earn a Child Development Associate and achieve national FCC accreditation at no cost. For more information, contact Parent Central Services, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8876, 485-7003; 06783-6-7003.
Preschool Storytime at Rheinland-Pfalz Library
Rheinland-Pfalz Library hosts a story time for preschool-aged children every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. This entertaining event includes stories, music and crafts for young children, ages 3-5, and their parents. No sign-up required. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library at Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810, 486-7322; 06371-86-7322.
Pit Stop Program
Start your engines. CYS and the Rheinland-Pfalz Library are teaming up to host a day of crafts, snacks, activities and more at the Landstuhl Youth Center (Bldg. 93812), April 20 from 10 a.m. until noon. Families with preschoolers and older are welcome to enjoy the morning of car decorating, car stories and even a presentation from the Auto Skills Center discussing car parts. For more information, contact the Rheinland-Pfalz Library 06371-86-7322, 486-7322.