A pilot program is helping Army reserve soldiers find child care providers for the weekends reservists are reporting for training, as Military.com recently reported. The program is being piloted in West Liberty, Iowa and Clay County, Missouri.

“Through increased initiatives to identify and secure accessible and affordable child care options, we enable our military parents to fulfill their responsibilities without sacrificing the well-being of their children,” Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations Lt. Gen. Kevin Vereen said.

The two pilot communities, which signed intergovernmental service agreements with the Army, chose the civilian organization WeeCare to provide the services.

Army photo by Henry Villarama