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Child Care Services for Military Families

Give Army Parents a Break, Occasional Child Care

Qualified Army Families receive 8-16 hours of child care at no cost to Army Families.

Operation Military Child Care, Fee Assistance, Full Time Child Care Support

Family members of all military branches that are deployed receive fee assistance for full-time or part time child care services.

Give Army Parents a Break Respite Care

Army parents, what would you do with a little time off?

You are invited to take a break while your children enjoy time in a high-quality child care program.

You've earned our support!

Your community appreciates the enormous sacrifices you are making and we've teamed up with licensed child care professionals to give you a well-deserved break. Pay bills, run errands or simply take a break.

What do Families receive?

Qualified Army Families receive 8-16 hours of child care every month for each child up to age 12.

Who Qualifies?

For you, your spouse or designated Guardian to be eligible for the "Give Army Parents a Break" program, you need to be a geographically dispersed:

  • Accessions Command Army Recruiter
  • ROTC Cadet Cadre (Trainers)
  • Drill Sergeants

Or

  • Deployed Army National Guard
  • Deployed Army Reserve soldier. Accessions Command

How do I start?

Please contact your local Child Care Aware agency at 888-291-9811 to request information and referrals of participating child care providers.

forms (PDF)

Operation Military Child Care

What do Families receive?

Eligible families receive fee assistance for full-time or part time child care services. Parents using Operation Military Child Care services will be responsible for a co-pay.

Who Qualifies?

Operation Military Child Care (OMCC) is for Families of:

  • Soldiers with orders in support of one of the following Deployments:
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
    • Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
    • Global War on Terror (GWOT)
    • Oversees Contingency Operations
    • Operation Noble Eagle
  • Army Recruiters

For married Soldiers, the spouse must be working, looking for work or attending school. The same policies will apply to unmarried legal parents living in the same household.

How do I start?

Please contact your local Child Care Aware agency at 888-291-9811 to request information and referrals of participating child care providers.

Forms

Visit the Child Care Aware of America website to: