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Alternative Child Care Programs
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Child & Youth Programs offers many options to support the military community's child care needs. To address the needs of families when Navy child care is not available, partnerships with community organizations have been formed to expand availability of child care. The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) and Navy have several programs for eligible customers.

Alternative Child Care Programs Include:
Operation Military Child Care (OMCC)
The OMCC program provides fee assistance for Families of Sailors who are deployed or attached to a ship.

Ages: Birth - 12 yrs

For Families of:
Members with orders in support of one of the following deployments:
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Global War on Terror (GWOT)
Oversees Contingency Operations
Operation Noble Eagle
For married Members, the spouse must be working, looking for work or attending school. The same policies will apply to unmarried legal parents living in the same household.

Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN)
The MCCYN program provides fee assistance for families who are unable to access on-installation child care. Families living within 15 miles or 20 minutes of a Naval Base must be on the base child development center waitlist before applying for fee assistance.

Ages: Birth - 12 yrs

For Families of:
Active Duty Members
Active Reserve Members
Navy Recruiters
Pilot program for DoD civilians of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility and Naval Base Kitsap. To qualify, you must live in one of the zip codes listed below.
For married Members, the spouse must be working, looking for work or attending school. The same policies will apply to unmarried legal parents living in the same household.
County City Zip Code
Jefferson County Port Ludlow 98365
Kitsap County Bainbridge Island 98110
Bremerton 98310, 98311, 98312, 98337
Burley 98322
Hansville 98340
Keyport 98345
Kingston 98346
Manchester 98353
Olalla 98359
Port Orchard 98366, 98367
Poulsbo 98370
Seabeck 98380
Silverdale 98315, 98383
South Colby 98384
Tracyton 98393
Mason County Allyn 98524
Belfair 98528
Grapeview 98546
Shelton 98584
Tahuya 98588
Pierce County Gig Harbor 98329, 98332, 98335
Lakebay 98349
Tacoma 98406, 98407, 98409
Vaughn 98394
Wauna 98395
To apply for care:

Step 1: Complete a Navy Region Northwest Child & Youth Programs registration packet. A completed packet includes a Request for Care form and a signed Wait-list Policy & Statement of Understanding form.

Sign-Up Child Care Registration Packet

Submit your registration packet via e-mail to childcarerequest.cnrnw@navy.mil or fax it to (425) 304-3385.

Step 2: Once you have submitted your packet, your child will be placed on our wait list. If there is a space available at an NBK Child Development Center (CDC) or Child Development Home (CDH), you will be offered that opportunity.

If there is no availability, Child & Youth Programs staff will place you on the "excess demand" wait list and give you the option of the MCCYN program. If you are offered an available space at a CDC or CDH and reject the space, your family will not be eligible for MCCYN.

Step 3: Once you are offered the MCCYN program option, you will be directed to contact NACCRRA, who will:

Confirm your eligibility for the program.
Ask for the most recent Leave & Earnings Statement from all members of the household. This is used to determine child care subsidy eligibility.
Conduct a search for accredited child care in your neighborhood.
Provide you with referrals to accredited child care.

Program for Severely Injured Service Member Families

Ages: Birth - 12 yrs

For Families of:
Active Duty Members who have been injured and are receiving in-patient or out-patient care for extended periods of time.
Eligibility for services is based on need and is determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at 1-800-424-2246 for a sensitive, personal consultation.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care

Ages: Birth - 18 yrs

Respite Care:
  This program is a partnership between the U.S. Navy and NACCRRA and is specifically designed for Navy families who have children identified as Exceptional Family Members (EFM), category IV or V. This includes exceptional family members whose medical condition requires assignment near major medical facilities in the continental United States, or whose needs are complex and specialized requiring continuity of care.

EFMP Respite Care will help Navy families with children with special needs by providing 40 hours of respite care per month so they can leave the house, go to an appointment, or just rest, while knowing that their child is well cared for.

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