MilitaryChildCare.com is a Department of Defense website that provides a single gateway for parents to find comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. By streamlining the child care search and request process, MilitaryChildCare.com makes it easier for you to understand and assess your child care options and make more informed decisions about your child’s care.
Military OneSource is an information and referral service, providing members of the military community and designated Department of Defense expeditionary civilians with resources, tools and counseling services. Available 24/7, this service provides information and resources on many topics related to child care and can help locate child care services.
Military OneSource will first direct families to the installation’s child care program if a family lives on or within 30 minutes of an installation. If a family has already explored this option and has been assigned to a waiting list, Military OneSource will then refer the family to Child Care Aware, which works with families to identify child care options in the local community.
In the event either of these resources fails to meet a family’s needs, Military OneSource consultants will route the case for research to provide additional options. To contact Military OneSource by phone, call 800-342-9647. OCONUS/international? View dialing information for other countries.
Child Care Aware® of America is a national organization contracted to administer the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood, or MCCYN, a Department of Defense fee assistance program available to qualifying families. This program pays a portion of child care costs on behalf of families who are unable to access installation child care. Review Child Care Aware of America’s eligibility requirements.
Through partnerships with the Department of Defense, Child Care Aware has several programs and nonprofit initiatives designed to help strengthen military families. Visit the link below and select your service branch to learn more about military child care in your neighborhood, or MCCYN.