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Subsidized Child Care and Support for Military Families

Subsidized Child Care and Support for Military Families

KinderCare Learning Centers Support Military Families and the U.S. Coast Guard

Finding the right care and early education environment for your family is an important decision. We know this decision can be impacted by many variables in a military family's life.

KinderCare Learning Centers has partnered with Child Care Aware of America (formerly known as NACCRRA) in an effort to offer fee assistance for eligible Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

We offer a similar subsidized child care program through General Services Administration (GSA) for eligible Active Duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard who do not live or work near a Coast Guard Child Development Center. We hope to make the search for alternative options easier by providing easy search options and information about our programs.

Whether you are seeking a temporary solution while your family is in transition or you are seeking a long-term and ongoing partnership, we are confident that we can provide a high-quality solution for you.

Military families receive:

  • Reduced tuition rates (to determine your family's eligibility visit:
  • High-quality care and an unsurpassed learning experience (KinderCare has more nationally accredited centers than any other private child care provider in the country)
  • Consistent curriculum no matter where you relocate (we have more than 1,400 centers nationwide)
  • Confidence that your child is well cared for


  • 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 base 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.

Who is Child Care Aware of America?

Child Care Aware of America (formerly known as NACCRRA), a non-profit organization and a leading voice for childcare. The U.S. Department of Defense tasked Child Care Aware with helping military families locate affordable, high-quality childcare when on base care at the Child Development Center (CDC) does not have space.

In most cases military families can benefit from financial assistance paying for childcare. Programs include Operation: Military Child Care (OMCC) and Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN). Learn more below or by visiting Contact Child Care Aware to see if your family is eligible.

What is OMCC? Am I eligible?

OMCC is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to support the childcare needs of Military Parents who are activated/deployed. OMCC helps eligible families locate childcare options in local communities and reduces childcare fees for eligible families who are already using licensed or legally-operating community childcare programs and providers. Learn more about OMCC.

Who is Eligible for OMCC?

Families/Child Guardians of National Guard & Reserve Service Members who are activated/deployed.

Families/Child Guardians of deployed Active Duty Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who are unable to access childcare on military installations are eligible during the deployment period and for 60 days after the return of the Military Parent.

What is MCCYN? Am I eligible?

MCCYN is a Department of Defense (DoD) program designed to meet the childcare needs of Active Duty Service Members living in areas where on-base military childcare is not available. Learn more about MCCYN.

Who is Eligible for MCCYN?

Children of geographically dispersed Active Duty families with no access to on-base childcare. Examples include children of Active Duty Recruiters, ROTC instructors, MEPCOM personnel, Service Members on independent duty assignments and Service Members living in communities that are not within reasonable commuting distances to military installations.

Children of active Duty families who are wait-listed per Service policy and not currently enrolled in on-base childcare.