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Off-Post Community Based Programs

Army Child, Youth & School Services Fee Assistance Program

Child, Youth and School ServicesArmy Child Care in Your Neighborhood (ACCYN) –  Army Child Care in Your Neighborhood (ACCYN) provides Army sponsored off-post child care for children 4 weeks to 12 years of age. ACCYN programs operate in partnership with quality child care providers and programs that are located in the communities where Army Families reside. ACCYN Providers and programs receive ongoing training and oversight as they work to achieve and/or maintain national accreditation.  Army Families, who enroll in an ACCYN program, pay reduced fees, comparable to those charged on-post. The Army provides fee assistance on behalf of the family based on “total Family” income, with discounts generally given for multiple children.

Army School Age Programs in Your Neighborhood (ASPYN) –  Army School Age Programs in Your Neighborhood (ASPYN) provides Army Sponsored off-post before and after school care for children ages 5-12 years old. ASPYN Programs operate in partnership with quality caregivers who provide before and after school care in elementary schools located in the communities where Army Families reside. ASPYN Providers receive ongoing training and oversight as they work to achieve and/or maintain national accreditation. Army Families, who enroll in ASPYN programs, pay reduced fees, comparable to those charged on-post. The Army provides the fee assistance on behalf of the Family based on the “total Family” income, with discounts generally given for multiple children. 

Geographically Dispersed:

Operation: Military Child Care (OMCC) – Operation Military Child Care (OMCC) provides child care fee assistance for eligible Families whose children (6 wks – 12 yrs) are enrolled in licensed off-post community based care programs to support Military parents with their additional child care needs when they are deployed. OMCC helps geographically dispersed Military Families locate licensed child care options where they reside and arranges for them to pay reduced child care fees while the Military Parent is deployed. Children of deployed Single Military Parents, Dual Military couples and Service Members whose spouse and children’s guardians are working or attending school full-time/part time. Licensed Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Providers are available in all 50 states. For eligibility requirements and fee assistance application instructions, please contact the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies at (800) 424-2246 or www.naccrra.org.

Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) – Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) provides off-post child care options for Families who have children 6 weeks – 12 years of age. MCCYN helps Army Families locate and enroll in quality nationally accredited programs in the community where they live, and allows them to pay reduced fees, comparable to those charged on-post. MCCYN supports Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Providers with fee assistance in all 50 states and helps to support the program’s enrollment and demonstrates recognition of their accredited high quality child care program. MCCYN is for children of Active Duty Single Military Parents, Dual Military Couples and Service Members whose spouses are working or attending school. This also includes eligible Reserve Component Families.

The Fee Assistance Program is administered by The National Association Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (NACCRRA). Please contact NACCRRA for eligibility requirements and fee assistance application instructions.   Please call 800 424-2246 or visit www.naccrra.org.



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Army Child Care Fee Assistance Program

If interested or would like to learn how to apply for an Army Child, Youth and School Services Fee Assistance Program, visit the Army Child, Youth and School Services Fee Assistance Program page.