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Jan. 17, 202319 Minutes

Come Grow With Us

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The Defense Department is the nation’s largest employer-sponsored child care system and one of the largest youth development programs in the country — and they’re looking to fill a wide range of entry and management-level positions working with military-connected children, youth and teens. The DOD’s career opportunities initiative, Come Grow With Us, offers employment with high-quality child development and youth programs on or near military installations worldwide, making it a fantastic and portable career.

Learn about benefits and eligibility for a wide range of rewarding career opportunities — from custodial and kitchen staff to direct care providers, administrative support and management positions.  If you have a talent or a passion, DOD child and youth development programs have a career opportunity for you.


To learn more about the Come Grow With Us initiative, visit Military OneSource at

Watch the Military OneSource video, The Impact of Military Youth Programs Professionals, at to hear Youth Programs professionals discuss the rewards of working with military-connected youth.

You can also use this downloadable guide to help you locate Defense Department child and youth development job opportunities on the USAJOBS website:

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