Explore Child Care Options
Use this tool to explore available child care programs and providers. You can enter a location or simply select Go without entering a location to use our interactive map. Need to place a request for child care? Log in to your account.
About Military Child Care
Access to child care directly affects mission readiness, morale, and retention of defense personnel worldwide. For this reason, the Department of Defense is committed to connecting military and DoD-affiliated families to quality, affordable child care programs.
Child Care and School Programs
The DoD provides a range of child care and school programs to support the diverse needs of military families like yours. Click on a program name to learn more about the program and how it is designed to support your family’s needs.
Support for Families
Military members routinely PCS every 2 to 3 years, resulting in unique challenges for families who need child care. Moving abroad or to a community without extended family to ease the child care burden makes child care decisions that much more important.
MilitaryChildCare.com was designed to help you make informed child care choices. Here, you can find a variety of military child care resources. You can learn how to request and manage care in MCC, read about military child care and fee assistance programs, learn about your family’s priority and how this impacts waitlist sequencing, and browse family resources.
Work with Military Children
Looking for a career with military child care?
As the nation’s largest employer-sponsored child care system, the DoD offers a variety of job opportunities at more than 850 child and youth development programs. Positions range from entry level to experienced child care professionals and managers.
In addition to working at a DoD child and youth program, there are also opportunities to own your own business by becoming a military certified Family Child Care provider or joining our network of community-based providers.
Learn how to join our global network of trusted professionals and providers.