Community and Installation

Reach Out and Read is a national, nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy by making books a routine part of pediatric care. The organization trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at pediatric checkups from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty.

The Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit organization that works with the Department of Defense to provide support services to military service members and their families. The organization offers essential programs to include hospital assistance, spouse support services, health and wellness services, and child care.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America partner with military installation youth centers to help young family members succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important skills, pursue arts and sports, and explore vocational choices.

The National 4-H Organization partners with many of the installation Children and Youth Services programs to provide technical assistance and training for military child care staff, as well as deployment/separation support. The organization also helps establish local 4-H clubs for military youth on installations.

MilitaryINSTALLATIONS This resource provides contact information for programs and services, maps and directions, links to comprehensive location overviews and community points of interest for military installations worldwide. Contact information for installation children and youth programs can be found under the programs or services "Child Development Center," "Children and Youth Registration and Referral," "Family Child Care/Child Development Homes," "School-Age Care," and "Youth Programs/Centers." Contact information for children and youth-related programs can be found under the programs or services "Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)," "Exceptional Family Member Program/Special Needs," "Family Advocacy," "New Parent Support Program," "School Liaison Office/Community Schools," and "Women, Infants, and Children (WIC & WIC-O)."