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Children, Youth and Teens Department of Defense Legislation

Title 10 U.S. Code §1785, “Youth Sponsorship Program,” Feb. 10, 1996 This law directs the Secretary of Defense to require a Youth Sponsorship Program at each military installation for dependent children of service members who have moved to that installation as a result of permanent change of station orders.

Title 10 USC §1791, “Funding for Military Child Care,” Jan. 7, 2011 The Military Child Care Act of 1989 established standards for the operation of child care facilities on military installations and directed a pilot program of accreditation for 50 military Child Development Centers.

Public Law 106-65, “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000,” Oct. 5, 1999 Section 584 of this law (“Support for Expanded Child Care Services and Youth Program Services for Dependents”) authorized DoD to offer financial assistance to civilian providers who meet DoD standards to expand or supplement the availability of child care services for children of service members.

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