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Subsidized Child Care and Support for Military Families

Subsidized Child CareSupport for Military & Federal Families

KinderCare Learning Centers proudly support U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, National Park Services, and U.S. General Services Administration families.

Finding the right care and learning environment for your child is an important decision – one we know can be impacted by many variables in a military family's life.

In an effort to help military families in need of care, KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for eligible active duty military families and a solution to address their child care needs when care at an on base Child Development Center (CDC) isn’t available.

We offer a similar subsidized child care program through the USDA (formerly provided by the General Services Administration (GSA)) for eligible active duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. General Services Administration who don’t live or work near a Child Development Center (CDC).

Whether you’re in need of a temporary solution while your family is in transition or you’re looking for a long-term, ongoing partnership, we’re confident that we can provide you and your family with a high-quality solution that works for you.

Eligible Families Receive:

  • Reduced tuition rates 
  • High-quality care and an unsurpassed learning experience, no matter where you are. We’re proud to share that we have more nationally accredited centers than any other private child care provider in the country.
  • Consistent learning experiences, no matter where you relocate. We have more than 1,400 centers nationwide, all which use the same curriculum to teach in their classrooms.

Programs offered through Child Care Aware of America:

  • Eligibility varies by program. For more information, click on any of the links above to take you directly to each site.

How to Contact Child Care Aware of America:

  • Families should contact Child Care Aware of America directly. 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 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Programs Offered through the USDA:

How to Contact the USDA:

  • Visit USDA’s main page for Child Care Subsidies for Federal Employees.
  • Contact USDA (866) 508-0371 and fax (816) 823-5410. 
  • For family assistance press 1, and then 2 for the U.S. Coast Guard, and 3 for the U.S. GSA, U.S. NPS or U.S. CBP.