Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast


Military Families


Child Care Aware® of America administers a Fee Assistance Program for families on behalf of the United States Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. This program was created to provide authorized Reserve and Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on-base child care is not available or a viable option for the service member and their family. The program available through Child Care Aware® of America provides subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial childcare programs throughout the United States. Childcare providers require a valid state license, an approved national accreditation, and annual licensing inspection to be eligible as a recipient of fee assistance on behalf of the military family. For additional information about applying for eligibility, branch specific requirements, and details on the fee assistance program, please visit Child Care Aware® of America’s website at https://www.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/ or call their hotline at 1-800-424-2246.

Army Families

Army MWR

Air Force Families

Marine Corps Families

Navy Families

Child Care Providers