Dear Military Family,
We understand that being a military family can be challenging. The K-State Center for Child Development would like to offer our support and gratitude. We would like to provide some useful websites for families with children.
www.militaryonesource.mil : This website offers free Sesame Street deployment DVDs, books and classes to support military children as well as many other resources such as free counseling in your area etc. for the entire family. We suggest that if you haven’t already registered with this website that you do, so that you can take advantage of the many free products and services they provide.
www.zerotothree.org : This organization focuses specifically on the needs of infants, toddlers and their families and has a military page with information on coping with deployments and reunification.
www.militaryfamilies.k-state.edu : The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families is a Kansas State University institute addressing the health and resiliency of military personnel, veterans, and their families. The Institute has information on programs in our community for children and youth of deployed soldiers.
http://www.naccrra.org/: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. This website has the link to the page where you can apply for subsidies equaling up to 50% your child’s monthly fees.
Military Bulletin Board: Next to our stairwell is a bulletin board that will have information we find specifically for our military families.
We try to keep free books and Daddy Dolls as well as literature from the “Zero to Three” organization on helping infants and toddlers during times of stress. Our stock is based on the generosity of organizations that are willing to donate items to us. Please tell the Operations Director or your child’s teacher if there is something you require or would like and they will see if we have something to meet your needs. Please be sure to inform your child’s teacher of any major changes at home such as a deployment or TDY, an injury, or reunification, so that we can provide the additional understanding and support in needed in the classroom.
Finally, we’d like you to know that we appreciate your sacrifices and are proud to have your family here at the center.