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New online tools help military families find childcare

New online tools help military families find childcare

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By Good Info News Wire

June 20, 2024

New online resources make it easier for military families to find childcare support.

Finding quality childcare can be a challenging ordeal for many families, juggling availability, cost, and convenience. However, military families have a beacon of relief with new resources designed specifically for them. These resources aim to alleviate the stress of childcare by offering dedicated services and support, ensuring that military families have access to reliable and flexible childcare options tailored to meet their unique needs.

For example, Military Child Care (MCC) has developed an online portal to provide families with access to childcare and other resources.

According to Caitlin Fazio, Quality Improvement Specialist and Family Support Program Specialist at Child Care Network/Great Start to Quality Southeast Resource Center, this initiative is especially helpful for active duty members who may find on-base child care options limited. The portal is accessible at www.militarychildcare.com.

Through the MCC portal, families can conduct a more extensive search for childcare services and other resources by creating an account. This account will enable them to access a larger number of search results. Besides childcare search, the portal also offers a “Support for Families” tab, providing resources for financial support, family consultation, and additional parenting and caregiver programs.

Service members can learn more about the specific services dedicated to their military branch under the “Support for Families” tab, found here.

Moreover, the portal also provides guidelines for family eligibility and priority. To participate in military childcare, families must meet basic eligibility requirements as outlined by the Department of Defense (DoD). Additionally, the DoD prioritizes care based on family type. Detailed information and examples can be found at Family Eligibility and Priority Guidelines.

For further support and resources, Military OneSource is suggested as a valuable platform offering extensive materials helping service members and their families in their day-to-day lives. More information can be found at Support for Military Personnel & Families and Military Child Care Program.

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