U.S. Coast Guard

Protecting Our Shores, Supporting Your Family

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Finding the right child care and early education environment for your family is an important decision, especially with the unique circumstances and schedules of U.S. Coast Guard families. That's why KinderCare Learning Centers supports the Coast Guard Child Care Subsidy Benefit program managed by the General Services Administration (GSA), which provides tuition fee assistance for early childhood education and care at our 1,700 centers nationwide based on eligibility.

KinderCare is here to help U.S. Coast Guard families who do not have access to a U.S. Coast Guard Child Development Center (CDC). We provide a nurturing, safe, and educational environment for children six weeks to school age that promotes the development of the whole child. We help children develop social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills through engaging, fun activities while also preparing them for school.

KinderCare knows the demands of service come with frequent missions, training, and unpredictable work schedules and demands for a high level of readiness. We're eager to help dedicated service members by alleviating your concerns about child care and ensuring the best possible experience for your child when duty calls. We are proud to provide assistance to those service members protecting our shores.



Program Details

  • Active Duty Crew Members and Active Duty Reservists called to action for 180 days or longer, and who do not have access to a Coast Guard operated child development center, may qualify.
  • Families with a total family income (TFI) of less than $75,000 will qualify for up to $7,500 in maximum annual subsidies. Certain restrictions apply. 
  • However, members who work or live on or near a U.S. Coast Guard based where there is a child development center do not qualify and must use that facility.
  • The General Services Administration (GSA) will calculate the fee assistance benefit that you may be eligible for and notify you and the KinderCare Learning Center of your benefit.

For more information, or to determine whether your family qualifies for the program, please contact the U.S. Coast Guard Child Care Subsidy Team at 1-866-508-0371.


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