Respite Child Care for Soldiers
The United States Army Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) is making Respite Child Care services available for you. Respite Child Care will provide your family with free hourly child care each month for each of your eligible children. You can use this time to run errands, attend appointments, or just take some well-deserved time out for yourself. The Army recognizes the challenges and extraordinary stress you and your family may be experiencing and wants to help support you in meeting your unique child care needs.
To take advantage of the Respite Child Care, you or your spouse need only be an Army Service Member in one of the following categories:
The Army spouse is not required to be working or enrolled in school to qualify. Eligible hours will vary depending on status.
Parent Documentation to Submit
Already receiving fee assistance through another Army program? Contact us at ARMYRESPITECHILDCARE@naccrra.org for details on how to apply for additional assistance through the Army Respite program.
Child Care Provider Documentation to Submit
To find a provider who meets the requirements to serve your family, please contact Child Care Aware at 1-800-424-2246 for a personal consultation or search onlinefor providers already pre-qualified to serve Army Families in your area.
Payment Rules for Army Respite Care
Take some time out for yourself. Take advantage of this opportunity to receive free hourly child care each month. Submit your application today!