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.

Webinar

Parent / Child Communication

This webinar will discuss the benefits of effective communication between parents and their children, developmental issues, the basic principles of effective parent/child communication, communicating during conflict and talking with children. …
Essentials

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.

Article

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.

Article

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.

Podcast

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.
General

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. …
Resources

Child Care Resources

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

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.

General

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.

Article

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.

Special Education and Child Care – The Essentials

It takes a lot of involvement to make sure a family member with special needs gets the right education and care. It also requires good communication with child care providers and school administrators and teachers.

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. …