Child Care Aware® of America is proud to partner with the United States Military and Department of Defense to serve and support their families through the Child Care Fee Assistance Programs.

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What programs are available?

The following programs are currently offered through Child Care Aware® of America:

(Please note: clicking any of the links above will take you away from this Child Care Aware® website.)

Where can I get more information?

Helpful program information can be found on the Child Care Aware® of America website (use links above to see information for a specific branch/agency). Clicking on any of those links will take you to the Child Care Aware® of America website for find information about:

  • Eligibility requirements for each program
  • How to apply
  • Accessing an existing application (click your branch’s link, then scroll down to the Apply Now button)
  • Requirements for qualifying child care providers
  • Commonly requested forms

Interested families are also encouraged to call before applying. To speak with a specialist about the military and DoD child care programs, please call 1(800) 424-2246, option 6. Child Care Aware® of America’s military and DoD programs are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

Please note: Military fee assistance information and services are not available through the online chat feature on this website. Please call the toll-free number listed above with questions about the military fee assistance programs.

What can this website help me with?

The Child Care Aware® program assists all families with finding and choosing quality child care. We also offer help locating child care resources in communities across the country. Browse our resources to learn about the types of child care available to you, how to choose a quality child care program, and more!