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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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Child Care Options For Military Families With Special Needs

Finding the right care for your child with special needs starts with asking the right questions. The military offers quality, affordable child care options, both on the installation and off.

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Keeping Your Children Safe

In many ways parenting is a lot like a military job: it’s a 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year commitment.

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Youth Services for National Guard Families

The Child and Youth Services is an integral component of the National Guard’s comprehensive approach to family readiness. By upholding the well-being of the entire family, the CYS offers outcome-based activities designed to foster positive youth development and support the unique strengths and challenges of National Guard children.

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6 Adoption Options

Military life is no longer a barrier to adoption as it once was. However, the adoption process can be a complicated journey and goes more smoothly with a little guidance and information.

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Respite Care Services for Families With Special Needs

Taking care of a family member with special needs can be more than a full-time job. As a parent and/or caregiver, it’s natural to want to give your all to your loved one, but everyone needs a break, whether that’s to go to an appointment, run. …
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Defense Department Child and Youth Development Career Opportunities

The Department of Defense 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 both entry and management-level positions to work with military-connected children and youth.

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Foster Parenting and Military Adoption

Military families who adopt or foster provide loving homes to children who need them. Learning about adopting or fostering while in the military will help you support your loved ones as they go through the process.

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Title V Programs for Children with Special Needs

Every state has services for children with special health care needs. The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, or Title V of the Social Security Act, funds these services.