The purpose of the Kentucky Operation: Military Kids Program is to:

  • Create community support networks for military youth in our own backyard when Soldier parents are deployed
  • Deliver recreational, social, and educational programs for military youth living in civilian communities
  • Support military kids coping with the stress of knowing their deployed parents may be in harms way
  • Collaborate with schools to ensure that staff are attuned to the unique needs of military students
  • Educate the public on the impact of the deployment cycle on Soldiers, families, kids, and the community as a whole
  • Welcome military families to become a part of ongoing national, state, and local Partner Programs such as 4-H clubs, BGCA, the American Legion, etc. in the home communities.

Reduce Your Child Care Costs during Deployment The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) is a national partner of Operation: Military Kids, and for good reasons!

When a parent is deployed, families often require increased hours of child care, resulting in increased expenses. NACCRRA can help families identify local, licensed child care options and through subsidies from the Department of Defense, also reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for the family!

Fill out your Operation: Military Child Care application online today and you could receive a $25 credit toward your child care fees.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact your Army Reserve Child & Youth Services (AR CYS) Regional Coordinator, Carlisha Martin at 866-215-3647 ext 5002 or email at [email protected] .

Your Kentucky contact for the Division of Child Care is 502-564-2524.

Contact Us:

Tyrone Atkinson
      University of Kentucky, Room 243 Scovell Hall
      Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0064

      Phone: (859) 257-3019
      Fax: (859) 257-3095
      Email: [email protected]

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