For Children and Youth

Providing the best possible education for your children so they can reach their dreams is a parental goal. Military OneSource offers information and tools on helping you give your children the best chance for success. You’ll find ways to foster a child’s love for learning, develop life skills that extend far beyond the classroom, help your kids transition to new schools and prepare for college and the workplace. Tap into the support and resources of your military community to help you raise smart, responsible kids.

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Staying Connected With Your Child’s Teachers During a Deployment

No matter where you are around the country or the world, you can still support your child’s education. With communication technology and strong interest, you can keep up with their grades and stay in touch with their teachers. Let your children know that school and education are important — whether you’re home or deployed.

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What Schools Are Available to Children on Military Installations?

When it’s time to relocate, you need to know what education opportunities are available for your children at the new installation. The Department of Defense is committed to making sure all military children have the opportunity for a quality education that prepares them for success.

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The Department of Defense Education Activity — Strong Foundations for Military Kids

With frequent moves for military families, finding the right school for your child is a crucial way to ease their transition. Department of Defense Education Activity schools provide education for children of service members and Department of Defense civilians that’s competitive with any school system, from pre-K through high school.

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Try These Home-Schooling Tips, Resources

Your child may be out of school, but there is no need to take a break from learning. Get set for success using these tips and resources within the military community and beyond.

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The Interstate Compact Makes Changing Schools Easier for Military Children

When moving to a new duty station means going to a new state as well as a new school for your kids, rest assured that the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is designed to make the transition smooth. The Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments developed the compact to address the educational transitions for military families. All 50 states have committed to helping your children enroll in school, register for the classes they need, and graduate on time.

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