The Military Families Learning Network Child Care Concentration Area focused on the interests and needs of civilian child care providers serving military families.
While no longer active, this team has some great resources to share that remain relevant.
- Secure Attachment: Building Relationships with Parents and Children in Military Families (recorded)
- Using Books in Child Care to Connect with Military Children’s Lives (recorded)
- Stress and Young Children from Military Families (recorded)
- Developing Resiliency in Young Military Children (recorded)
- Reflections of Military Life in Young Children’s Activity (recorded)
- Intentional Connection: Establishing Positive Relationships Between Child Care Providers and Military Families (recorded)
- Sensitive Conversations with Military Families: Communicating Well when it Matters Most (recorded)
- Getting to Know You (Again): Helping Young Children Adjust to the Return of a Military Parent (recorded)
- When a Parent Comes Home Changed: Supporting Young Children Whose Military Parent has been Injured (recorded)
- Welcoming a Military Family Who Has a Child with Special Needs (recorded)
- Children Under Stress (Part 1): Understanding the Language of Behavior (recorded)
- Children Under Stress (Part 2): Responding When Children Withdraw (recorded)
- Children Under Stress (Part 3): Responding When Children are Aggressive (recorded)
Read and share our 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
- Building Resilience in Young Military Children
- 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 (in 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
We are collaborating with another DoD-Extension project that provides additional resources for child care professionals serving military families, the Childcare and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Program (CYTTAP).
We also have several ways for you to find general information about providing high-quality child care for all young children and families.
- Searchable database of articles
- Twitter: @BetterChildCare
- Facebook: eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care
Contact Sarah Baughman for questions regarding these materials.