VA Miltary Families are Part of Plan to Improve Access to Care

Pilot Online reports that Virginia is one of 13 states chosen for a Department of Defense pilot program to improve access to early child care programs for military families.  Virginia was chosen to participate because of its high concentration of military families. Details of the program have not been completed yet.  The purpose is for military families living off base in the participating states to have access to more quality child care.  A liaison will be hired to help assess child care and after-school care offered to military personnel and identify opportunities for improvement in communities where military families live. The Defense Department could also offer assistance to programs that serve significant numbers of military children.  The other 12 states chosen to participate are North Carolina, Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, Vermont and Washington.