Childcare Eligibility

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Eligibility

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)


Priority

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.


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