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.


Child Care – The Essentials

As a service member, you have many affordable child care options. Deciding which one is the best for your family is the question.


Be Proactive With Child Custody

If you’re a military parent who has custody or visitation rights for your children, military service can disrupt those arrangements. But you do have rights.


Month of the Military Child

The deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy discusses resources and support for military families available through Military OneSource.

Month of the Military Child

During Month of the Military Child, we recognize our military children and youth. This year more than ever, they have shown resilience and strength in the face of tremendous challenges from COVID-19. Their determination, positivity and triumph are everything.

Child Development and Education

Child Development ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to “promote the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers.” The organizaton’s. …

Child Care Resources

MilitaryChildCare.com MilitaryChildCare.com is a Defense Department website that provides a single gateway for parents to find comprehensive information on. …

Signs of Child Abuse

Child abuse offenders come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, an abuser can be your neighbor, co-worker or even friend.


Tips for Disciplining Your Child

Misbehavior is a natural part of growing up. However, dealing with it as a parent requires lots of deep breathing, patience and strategies for discipline.


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.


Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every April, the Family Advocacy Program aligns its awareness efforts with National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 2021 campaign was titled, “All In to End Child Abuse.” However, we are committed to joining forces with our military community throughout the year to keep our MilKids safe. Learn how to help a child you suspect may not be safe.

2022 Month of the Military Child Toolkit

Every April, Military Community and Family Policy collaborates to support and celebrate military children and their parents during Month of the Military Child. Together, we’re featuring resources from across programs to help families discover. …

Helping Your Child Find a Mentor

Sometimes other adults have the special gift of helping our children see and use their strengths and talents. This is mentorship.

Caring for a Deployed Service Member’s Child

Caring for a child of a deployed service member is an opportunity to serve the country in a unique way. Like everything, a little preparation and the right information will go a long way towards ensuring a smooth transition.