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Subsidized Child Care and Support for Military Families

Support for Military & Federal Families

KinderCare Learning Centers proudly support U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. 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 also offer a Child Care Subsidy Program administered through the USDA (formerly administered by the General Services Administration (GSA)) for eligible Active Duty members or Active Duty Reservists of the U.S. Coast Guard called to action for 180 days of longer, U.S. National Park Services, 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.

Benefits available to eligible families include:

  • 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 administered through Child Care Aware of America:

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

How to Contact Child Care Aware of America:

  • To speak with a Child Care Aware of America 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

Child Care Subsidy Programs Administered through the USDA:

  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Child Care Subsidy Program
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  Child Care Subsidy Program
  • U.S. National Park Services  (NPS) Child Care Subsidy Program
  • General Services Administration  (GSA) Child Care Subsidy Program
  • For more information on eligibility for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Care Subsidies for Federal Families, please click here.