Military families experience unique circumstances that can impact children’s happiness and well-being. Deployments can also be a difficult time in the lives of military families.
During these stressful events, childcare providers have a special opportunity to support children and families. Childcare providers can help build resilience in children by strengthening the provider/child relationship. The Center for the Developing Child defines resilience as the “ability to overcome serious hardship.”
Childcare providers support children who face stressful challenges by doing the following:
Relationships are the foundation of building resilience in children. Positive caregiving from childcare providers help build resilience in children and youth. For more information visit your local Child and Youth Programs.
The new policy, directed by the Secretary of Defense, for prioritizing request for childcare was put into place today.
The Off Base Child Care Fee Assistance Program is a benefit that assists with the cost of community-based child care for all qualified Marines living in civilian communities throughout the United States.
Searching for child care can be scary. We have outlined some tips to ease the task of finding care for your little ones.