Congress approves construction of 14 more military child care centers By Karen Jowers Dec 16, 09:18 PM Lawmakers have added more funding for military child development centers. Pictured here, Yoiko Child Development Center teachers assist students during a painting activity at Misawa Air Base, Japan, in April 2021. (Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern/Air Force)
Responding to the clarion call for more child care availability across the services, lawmakers have authorized construction of 14 more military child development centers — in addition to the two that were requested by the military services.
Funding for the 16 projects totals about $284 million, more than three times the Biden administration’s request of $88 million for two child development center projects.
They are surely needed! Some tend to forget that those serving in uniform needs the support of their families both at home and abroad! Their children endure separation from their parents and loved ones!