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Work with Military Children

Learn how to find career opportunities with DoD child and youth programs as a family child care provider, a community-based provider, or a child and youth employee.

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Become a Family Child Care (FCC) Provider

Are you looking to start your own business that allows you to work from home, set your own hours, spend time with your children, and serve your local military community? Becoming a military FCC provider may be the career option for you!

Military FCC providers are DoD-certified child care professionals who care for children in their homes. Family child care offers a warm, home environment with a small group size and flexible hours to meet the diverse needs of military families. As a provider, you choose the age groups and operating hours that work best for you. The FCC Program at your installation will help you every step of the way – providing DoD trained mentors and support resources, training opportunities, and a network of childcare professionals. 

Interested in becoming a military FCC provider? Learn more or fill out the interest form to get started.  

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Join the DoD Child Care Provider Network

Providers in the local community play a valuable role in serving military families. By becoming a participating provider in the DoD’s Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) fee assistance program, your business provides a valuable service to our military community. The MCCYN program is designed to help military families who do not have access to on-base child care services find and afford child care in their local communities.

As a participating MCCYN provider, you make your services accessible to over 250,000 military families via MCC’s secure platform. Not only is this an opportunity to grow your child care business, it’s a chance to join a trusted network of DoD-approved caregivers who provide vital support to America’s service members.

Interested in joining the DoD Child Care Provider Network? Watch the video below to learn more and fill out the interest form to get started.

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Come Grow with Us

If you have a passion for working with children and youth, the DoD may be the perfect place to forge your career. 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 management at installations worldwide. Roles are available at child development centers, before- and after-school programs, summer camps and more. As a DoD employee, you’ll enjoy a rewarding career with competitive pay and benefits – while making a difference in the lives of military-connected children.

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