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Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN)


Program Information

MCCYN is a fee assistance program that keeps affordable child care in reach for eligible families. It’s intended for families who cannot access military-operated care due to distance or waitlists. With fee assistance, a portion of your child care cost is paid to reduce the cost of using community-based care. The goal is to make it easier for you to afford quality child care from local community providers when you cannot access military care.

MCCYN is available to Army active duty members, Army Reservists on active duty, Army civilians, and Gold Star spouses who:

  • Are unable to access on-installation care, or
  • Do not live near a DoD installation with a Child and Youth program.

If married, your spouse must be employed, actively seeking employment, or a student.

Fee assistance is available to:

  • Families stationed within the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska.
  • Children from birth through age 12.

How to Access MCCYN Fee Assistance

For information on program eligibility, required documents, choosing a community provider, and calculating the fee assistance you may receive, visit the Child Care Aware of America Army Fee Assistance Program webpage.

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