military child care

DoD Announces Reduced On-Base Child Care Fees

Child care for military families may be getting more affordable. The Department of Defense has announced steps to reduce on-base child care costs for what the DoD describes as “lower-income military families” at bases around the globe. Learn more.

Army Reserve Pilot Childcare Program

Some members of the Army Reserve can try out a Reserve pilot program designed to help soldiers find childcare during annual training and drill weekends. The pilot program is offered to Reservists stationed in eastern Iowa and western Missouri – so Reserve families in those areas can find child care while serving. Childcare Issues in… Read more »

Military Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Update: Open Season for Military Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts runs from November 13, 2023 and ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Monday, December 11, 2023 for theFederal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS). You cannot sign up for this option outside of open season without a qualifying life event (see below.) Dependent Care Flexible Spending… Read more »

universal pre-k

DoD Asks for Universal Pre-K Funds in 2024 Budget Proposal

Update 34/16/2024: The Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA, has announced plans to make Universal Pre-K available at all DoDEA schools starting with 80 stateside and overseas schools in the 2024-2025 school year, with 10 additional locations added in over several years as infrastructure is created to handle the program at those bases. When… Read more »

Military Childcare

Discover the various child care options and benefits available for military families. Ensure the safety and well-being of your children while you serve. Learn more.