The Military Families Learning Network Child Care Concentration Area focused on the interests and needs of civilian child care providers serving military families.
This team is no longer active, but the resources archived here are valuable and relevant.
- Secure Attachment: Building Relationships with Parents and Children in Military Families
- Using Books in Child Care to Connect with Military Children’s Lives
- Stress and Young Children from Military Families
- Developing Resiliency in Young Military Children
- Reflections of Military Life in Young Children’s Activity
- Intentional Connection: Establishing Positive Relationships Between Child Care Providers and Military Families
- Sensitive Conversations with Military Families: Communicating Well when it Matters Most
- Getting to Know You (Again): Helping Young Children Adjust to the Return of a Military Parent
- When a Parent Comes Home Changed: Supporting Young Children Whose Military Parent has been Injured
- Welcoming a Military Family Who Has a Child with Special Needs
- Children Under Stress (Part 1): Understanding the Language of Behavior
- Children Under Stress (Part 2): Responding When Children Withdraw
- Children Under Stress (Part 3): Responding When Children are Aggressive
Read and share articles and resources:
- Preparing for Deployment: Stressors for Parents
- Preparing for Deployment: Supporting Young Children
- Supporting Young Military-Connected Children When They are Most Vulnerable
- Parent-Provider Relationships: 7 Keys to Good Communication
- Supporting Dads in Child Care: Let’s Play!
- How Child Care Providers Can Help Deployed Parents and Their Children Stay Connected
- Reflections of Military Life in Children’s Pretend Play
- Ensuring that Children’s War Play is Healthy, Safe & Positive
- Children’s Books for Young Children in Military Families (PDF)
- Coping with Change: Young Children in Military Families Find Comfort in the Familiar
- Coping with Change: Practical Ways Child Care Providers Can Support Children from Military Families
- What Child Care Providers Need to Understand about Stress in Military Children
- Strategies Child Care Providers Can Use to Help Young Children in Military Families Relieve Stress
- Welcoming a New Military Child into Child Care
- Seeing Themselves: Reflecting the Military Side of Young Children from Military Families
There are many ways to find general information about providing high-quality child care for all young children and families, including the following:
Contact Sarah Baughman for questions regarding these materials.