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Military Kids Resources

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360-725-0415 for U.S. Military Families for U.S. Military Families (, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CMGA), is a program that allows eligible students in grades kindergarten through college to connect to a live tutor online at any time (24/7/361) for one‐to‐one help with homework, studying, test prep and more, at no cost.

To support DoD‐affiliated personnel and their families who are being impacted by COVID‐19 disruptions, DoD Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) leadership temporarily expanded eligibility for military.  As of April 2020, all DoD service members, civilian personnel and all dependent family members are eligible. DoD military children in grades K‐12, Coast Guard families and DoDEA students who were eligible to use prior to April 2020 will continue to access the program as usual.

Resources by Group

American Academy of Pediatrics (Support for Military Children and Adolescents)
This website has resources for working with children of military parents.

Discovery Education
This site has lesson plans and resources for teaching students of all grade levels.

This is the official website of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. The goal of the interstate compact is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents. The compact seeks to make the transition easier for children of military families so they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children, and not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. Applicable to transfers among public schools, it addresses key education issues encountered by military families in the areas of enrollment, eligibility, placement and graduation.

Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC provides training and leadership to ensure quality, inclusive educational experiences for all military children.

Military Student Mentoring
Our online training program for mentors working with military students. Find information specific to using the MentorConnections Model of school-based mentoring for military students.

Talking with Kids about Tough Topics (NYU)
NYU offers a variety of resources to help educators and parents talk with children about difficult topics.

Tough Topic Series: Military Kids (OSPI)
OSPI has developed a series of fact sheets to help educators understand and support military kids.

Traumatic Grief in Military Children
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed many resources for working with children.

Veterans Day Teacher Guide
Many resources are provided to help with planning a Veteran's Day Assembly, including a downloadable Teacher's Guide.

Army Reserve Family Programs
This is the official website for Army Family Programs, including Army Reserve Child, Youth, and School Services.

Child Care Aware for Military Families (Formerly NACCRRA)
This organization provides information about child care subsidies for active, deployed, or wounded soldiers.

Deployment Health and Readiness Library
This library provides Service members, families, leaders, health care providers, and veterans an easy way to find deployment health and family readiness information. Within this library you'll find access to fact sheets, guides, and other products on a wide variety of topics published by the services and organizations that serve you. You'll also find additional web links to other organizations and resources devoted to the health and well-being of the Service member and their family

Employment Resources for Military Spouses

Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC provides training and leadership to ensure quality, inclusive educational experiences for all military children.

Military Family Network
The purpose is to build supportive connections between military families and community resources.

Military K-12 Partners
This site provides contact information for School Liaison Officers for all branches.

Military Kids Connect
This site helps military kids connect with each other and share common concerns.

Military One Source
Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to support military members and their families with concerns like money management, spouse employment, education, parenting, relocation, deployment, and family members with special needs. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location in the world.

National Military Family Association (Operation Purple Camp)
This non-profit organization focuses on issues important to military families.

Navy Region Northwest Fleet and Family Support
The Navy Fleet and Family Support Program offers assistance to all Navy personnel.

School Liaison Officers
This site provides contact information for School Liaison Officers for all branches.

School Liaison Officers, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
This site provides information from the School Liaison Office at JBLM.

Service Members' Legal Rights While on Active Duty

Sesame Street for Military Families

Tips for Your Next PCS Move can connect you to a professional tutor whenever you need one. This service is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to military families.

Washington National Guard Family Programs
This is the official website of the Washington National Guard, including Child and Youth Programs.

Yellow Ribbon Foundation
This organization provides food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance, and education for veterans.

Exceptional Family Member Program  
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) works with military families who have members with special needs to address their unique needs.

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
STOMP is a federally funded Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs.