Child and Youth Service-DoD Policy Change Concerning Child Care Priorities

Effective 1 September 2020 NEW Priority System for Child Care in Child and Youth Services will be implemented.

New Priorities are as follows:

  1. Priority 1A. CDP Direct Care Staff. The children of CDP/CYS Direct Care Staff are placed into care ahead of all other eligible patrons.
  1. Priority 1B. In the following order of precedence: (a) Single or Dual Active Duty Members, (b) Single or Dual Guard or Reserve members on Active Duty or Inactive Duty Training Status, (c) Active Duty with Full-time Working Spouses, and (d) Guard or Reserve members on active Duty or Inactive Duty training status with full-time working spouses.
  1. Priority 1C. In the following order of precedence: (a) Active Duty Members with part-time working spouses or spouses seeking employment and (b) Guard or Reserve members on Active Duty or Inactive Duty training status with part-time working spouses or spouses seeking employment.
  1. Priority 1D. In the following order of precedence: (a) Active Duty members with spouses enrolled full time in post-secondary institutions, or (b) Guard and Reserve members on Active Duty or Inactive Duty training status with spouses enrolled full time in post-secondary institutions.
  1. Priority 2. DoD Civilians. Children of DoD civilians will be placed in the following order of precedence: (a) Single or dual DoD Civilian Employees, and (b) DoD Civilian Employees with full-time working spouses.

DoD civilian patrons may only be supplanted by eligible Priority 1A or 1B patrons whose anticipated placement time exceeds 45 days beyond dates care needed as indicated in militarychildcare.com

  1. Priority 3, Space Available. When Priority 1 and 2 patrons are placed into care, CYS Services may place other eligible patrons not identified in Priority 1 and 2 into space available care.

**Space available patrons may be supplanted by priority 1 or 2 patrons whose anticipated placement time exceeds 45 days beyond dates care needed as indicated in militarychildcare.com