- Army Families must sign up on the JBLM CYS Waitlist at militarychildcare.com to determine if a space is available on base. If a child cannot receive a childcare offer within 45 days, CYS Parent Central Services will provide a Statement of Non-Availability to allow the Army Family to receive DoD Fee Assistance off base.
- Air Force Families do not require a Statement of Non-Availability and can sign up directly through their eligible off-base provider.
Off-Base Fee Assistance Flow Chart pdf
For Off-Base Fee Assistance please visit: https://www.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/military-families/
Soon, you’ll see expanded options for off-base child care centers accepting DoD Fee Assistance. Fee Assistance allows you to attend eligible off-base childcare programs that offer quality care at subsidized rates similar to on-base rates.