Some Air Force families eligible for free child-care

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Certain Air Force people returning from overseas deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom are eligible for free child-care.

The Extended Duty Child-Care Program will provide the service for up to 16 hours per child under 12 years old. The child-care is available to active-duty, Reserve and Guard members and is designed to help returnees as they settle back into their home stations.

People must have been deployed for more than 30 days to be eligible and the care must be used within 30 days of returning from deployment. The service will be provided on a space-available basis. If care is not available when requested, the family child-care office will work to have it reserved for a later date.

Parents should contact base family child-care coordinators or the family member programs flight chief within their local services squadrons for information on availability and eligibility requirements.