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The Department of Defense (DoD) provides military and DoD-affiliated families with access to quality, affordable child care programs, because it directly affects the efficiency, mission readiness, morale, and retention of DoD personnel worldwide.
A child must be a dependent of an eligible sponsor in order to participate in any military child care program. Eligible sponsors include:
- Active Duty Military Members
- Reserve on Active Duty or Inactive Duty Training Status
- DoD Civilians
- DoD Contractors, Other Federal Employees, or Military Retirees (Space Available)
Per DoDI 6060.02, military child care programs must serve the highest priority DoD families first. The basic priority framework is:
- 1A – Child Development Program Staff
- 1B – Single/Dual Military Members and Military Members with a Full-Time Working Spouse
- 1C – Military Members with a Part-Time Working Spouse or those with a Spouse Seeking Employment
- 1D – Military Members with a Spouse Enrolled Full-Time in a Post-Secondary Institution
- 2 – Single/Dual DoD Civilians or with a Full-Time Working Spouse
- 3 – Space Available
For a complete list of all priorities, see the Military Family Types and DoD Priority sheet.