Military families will have a new resource for finding child care providers through Military OneSource, which will assist in the process of searching and signing up for full-time and part-time care.
The new offering will be subscription-based and “provided at no cost to eligible military families,” according to a DoD press release.
The cost and name of the new directory has not been released by DoD, Stars and Stripes reports. Options will include child care at DoD facilities as well as home-based care.
“We are committed to taking care of our service members and military families, and understand that families may need assistance with their hourly care needs,” said Kim Joiner, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy in the Pentagon statement.
The option will be in addition to the DoD’s own child care system, MilitaryChildCare.com
“This new service provides a flexible way that empowers modern military families to find child care services that best meet their hourly care needs,” said Joiner.
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