Service members and their Military families have several options for affordable, quality and licensed child care. From on-installation child development centers to community child care programs and in-home care, let Military OneSource help you decide which option is best for your family, locate the child care you need and determine if you qualify for fee assistance.

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The Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS Program

Learn more about community child care options offered through the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS program.

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Youth Sponsorship

Learn how youth sponsors and military youth programs can help transitioning military youth feel at home in their new community.

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5 Steps to Finding Quality, Licensed Child Care

Review these basic steps and resources to help you find quality, licensed child care.

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Expanded Hourly Child Care Service FAQs

The Department of Defense offers expanded hourly child care service for military families. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.

Expanded Hourly Child Care Options

The Department of Defense offers military parents a variety of child care services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find  hourly child care.

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How to Find Affordable, Quality and Licensed Child Care

Discover resources to help you secure quality, affordable child care and learn how to find out if prospective child care providers are licensed and qualified.

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Military Child Care Programs

Choosing child care may be one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent, and it can be hard to know where to start. Rest assured, the Department of Defense provides military families with a variety of quality, affordable child care options.

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The Defense Department Offers Expanded Hourly Child Care Service

Military parents can now use an expanded service to find hourly, flexible and on-demand child care. Find out about its features, how to register and more.

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Child Care in Your Home Fee Assistance Pilot Program

Learn more about the Defense Department Child Care in Your Home fee assistance pilot program.

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7 Unexpected MilLife Hacks: Save Time with Military OneSource

Did you know that Military OneSource can support you with your everyday questions? Consultants are available anytime, ready to help you get the answers you need.

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The Military Parenting Community: Enhancing Resilience One Family at a Time

Raising a child can be the most exhilarating of adventures. It can also be exhausting, overwhelming or relentless — sometimes all at the same time.