Families of eligible members assigned to Navy Reserve Activities (NRA), Navy Reserve Centers (NRC), and Navy Reserve Units using child care within a 50 mile radius of a participating NRC location (Jacksonville, FL; Kitsap, WA; San Diego, CA; Fort Worth, TX; New Orleans, LA; Ventura, CA; and Baltimore, MD.) may participate in the WDCC Pilot. Eligible members include Selected Reserves (SELRES), Training & Administration of the Reserve (TAR), Individual Ready Reserves (Voluntary Training Unit), and Active Component members assigned to these reserve units. Child care services are not provided for unit(s)/subordinate unit(s) that hold Inactive Duty Training (IDT) during weekdays or FLEX drill units.
The WDCC Pilot is available to sponsors with dependent children ages 6 weeks to 12 years who fall into one of the following categories:
- Single service members
- Dual military where spouse is drilling or deployed during drill weekend
- Married, if spouse is working during drill weekend
- Married, if spouse is attending classes or training during drill weekend
How to Get Started? It's Easy!
Download the Weekend Drill Child Care Pilot Authorization Form
Complete the form and submit it to your local WDCC point of contact (POC). Your WDCC POC will sign the form verifying your eligibility. Your local authorizing official must then sign it before you can be approved. The local authorizing official may vary by location; contact your WDCC POC for more information. If you don't know your WDCC POC, contact your local chain of command.
Create an MCC Account
If you don’t already have a MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) account, select "Create an Account" at the topic of this page. Once you create an account, set up a Household Profile, identify yourself as a drilling reservist, and then search for care and request the WDCC Pilot.
Wait for an Offer
You will receive an offer for care via email. Keep your email address up to date in your Household Profile so you do not miss these important messages.
Choose a Provider
Use the list of approved providers in MCC to contact potential providers or select a preferred one from your community. Your selected provider must meet the requirements and apply to participate. If you are unable to find a provider, contact Navy Fee Assistance for help.
Community providers interested in participating in the WDCC Pilot must complete and submit the MCCYN Provider Interest Form. After completing the Interest Form, email NRFWDCC@militarychildcare.com to notify Navy Fee Assistance that you are interested in participating in the WDCC Pilot.
Navy certified Child Development Home Providers interested in participating in the WDCC Pilot must notify their Monitor who will help them enroll.
Community child care providers must meet the following requirements to participate in the WDCC Pilot:
- Have a valid state child care license that covers all ages served. You can learn more about state licensing regulations in your area by reviewing the National Database of Child Care Licensing.
- Have a state licensing inspection report from within the last 12 months indicating that you had no disqualifying incidents. Navy Fee Assistance will view your report online but may ask you for a copy if they cannot access it.
- Maintain certification in first aid and infant and child CPR.
Navy certified Child Development Home Providers participating in the WDCC Pilot must have a current certificate to operate.
Providers must agree to the following to participate in the program:
- Be available 12 hours per day on Saturday and Sunday during scheduled drill weekends. Navy Fee Assistance will provide you the drill schedule for your location in advance.
- Notify parents in your parent-provider contract of your reservation requirements and deadlines to schedule drill weekend child care.
- Establish a cancellation or no-show policy, which may include a cancellation fee. We recommend your policy allow sponsors to cancel their reservation at least 10 calendar days in advance with no penalty; however, you may have a more permissive policy.
- Charge parents no more than $3.00 per hour per child.
- Submit a monthly invoice to and receive payments from Navy Fee Assistance. You will receive $12.00 per hour or partial hour, for each child in care, up to 24 hours per month on scheduled drill weekends.
Before you can receive benefit payments on behalf of a family, you must be approved to participate in the WDCC Pilot, and the family must submit a completed WDCC Cost Worksheet that has been signed by you and the sponsor.