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Expanded Hourly Child Care Options

Military families now have expanded options to find available, flexible child care solutions through Military OneSource.


The Defense Department 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.

Free access to flexible, online child care service

Through Military OneSource, military families now have free access to a national database of more than a million caregivers so they can find hourly, flexible and on-demand child care. The nationally recognized subscription service lets you:

  • Search based on your own needs and criteria
  • Find potential care providers
  • Check references
  • Review background checks

You can even interview caregivers through the service. It’s easy to access and is a virtual solution that allows you to choose, hire and pay providers on your terms.

This service is available to anyone who is eligible for Military OneSource services.

About Military OneSource

Military OneSource is your free 24/7 gateway to information, answers and support on parenting and child care in the military. As a Defense Department-funded program, we put expert confidential help to work for military parents, service members, immediate family and survivors who need a little extra guidance for all things MilLife.

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Ready to get started?

Use your Military OneSource account to set up your free access to the child care service. Log in to your existing account or create an account using the button below to get a unique subscription code and establish your child care service account.

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Steps to Obtain Your Subscription Code

Follow these steps to set up your account for the expanded hourly child care service:

  1. Log in to your Military OneSource account. Don't have an account? Create a free account now, then return to this page.
  2. After you've logged in successfully, you'll be taken to our Member Connect page where you'll see a unique member code and link. Copy the member code.
  3. Click on that link to go to the child care service page where you will input your member code and register to set up your account.
  4. In the future, return directly to the child care service’s homepage to access care and search for providers.

Questions? Contact Military OneSource

Have a question about child care offerings or need help getting started? Military OneSource consultants are specially trained to help service members and their families set up accounts and start researching child care options. Reach out 24/7 to schedule a consultation.

A few of the ways we can help:

  • Navigate military child care options
  • Help determine the best licensed child care option for you
  • Connect you to resources and support
  • Provide helpful parenting tips

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Other Child Care Resources


Request on-installation child care. is the Defense Department’s online request-for-care system that helps families in any service branch find and request military-operated child care worldwide. Look for full- or part-time care at facility- or home-based child care programs, including before- and after-school care, or for summer and holidays.

Looking for licensed child care?

Let Military OneSource help you find the affordable, quality and licensed child care that’s right for your family.


Help manage expenses for off-installation care with fee assistance.

Military OneSource can help you find affordable, quality and licensed child care that meets your family’s needs.

Child Care Aware of America manages fee assistance programs for the military services and you may be eligible. Visit Child Care Aware® of America or call 800-424-2246.

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