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Immediate Release

Department of Defense Offers an Expanded Child Care Service Through Military OneSource

The Department of Defense is providing an additional way for military parents to find child care solutions for hourly care. Military OneSource will expand its offerings through a national online service that enables families to find, hire, and pay for care.

The new offering provides access to a monthly subscription service with a secure, searchable network of care providers. The subscription, provided at no cost to eligible military families, offers a user-friendly way to explore providers who can assist with hourly, flexible and on-demand child care services. Families can find out more and access the service through or call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 to speak with a consultant who can support their search.

“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, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy. “This new service provides a flexible way that empowers modern military families to find child care services that best meet their hourly care needs.”

“Child care is a workforce issue that directly impacts the readiness and retention of the Total Force,” said Carolyn Stevens, director of the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy. “This new service provides another opportunity for the department to support our military families.” 

About Military Community and Family Policy 

Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for establishing quality-of-life policies and programs that help our guardians of country, their families and survivors be well and mission-ready. Military OneSource is the gateway to programs and services that support the everyday needs of the 5.2 million service members and immediate family members of the military community. These Department of Defense services can be accessed 24/7/365 around the world.