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Family Matters Blog: Families to Receive More Child Care Options

By Elaine Wilson
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 – A recurring challenge for military families, particularly those of the Guard and Reserve, is child care. They primarily live off base, many far from an active-duty installation, and are challenged to find the same high-quality, flexible care in their community that they would find on any base nationwide.

To better provide for these families, Defense Department officials will launch an initiative early next year designed to expand the quality and quantity of community-based child care options. DOD will work with federal agencies, state officials and child care centers and programs to raise the quality of care within communities, which is expected to translate to an increased child care capacity for military families who are geographically separated or facing long waits for on-base care.

For all of the details on this initiative, read my American Forces Press Service article “DOD Expands Community-based Child Care Options.”

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