GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In July of this year U.S. Garrison Bavaria communities of Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch began using the new version of MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC 2.0) which is the standardized waitlist utilized Army-wide to request childcare.
“The latest version of militarychildcare.com is more efficient for families to use, with easy processes to create accounts, place children on available waitlists, and accept placements as they are offered,” said Joe Jacks, director, of parent & outreach services at USAG Bavaria-Grafenwoehr Child &Youth Services.
The previous DOD version of MCC used by USAG Bavaria has been in use for over two years.
“In May of 2017 the four communities successfully transitioned to a single-portal DOD website, which made it easier for Soldiers and family members to find and request childcare,” said Katherine Porter, review board administrative support assistant, at USAG Bavaria-Grafenwoehr Child &Youth Services.
MCC 2.0 replaces the older version of MilitaryChildCare.com as a modernized version, assisting with choices that are more available.
“MCC 2.0 provides more information about services age groups, and other important data so families can make well-informed decisions about child care options,” said Jacks.
The new system uses uploaded data to enhance services that assist families worldwide.
“Families are able to search for DOD childcare at any base listed on MCC 2.0 and make contact with those installations well before PCSing into that installation,” said Jacks.
Accessibility is another well-regarded attribute cited by CYS.
“Ease of access is one of many noticeable upgrades to the site,” said Porter. “MilitaryChildCare.com is also accessible by a new mobile app launched by USAG Bavaria earlier this month (and) computer.” Porter added that families can view and place their children on any applicable waitlist from the comfort of their home.
The MCC.com link is also located, on the USAG Bavaria webpage. Go to the NEWCOMERS page and under the category “Plan My Move,” scroll down to Request Child Care.
“The easier it is to get to www.MilitaryChildCare.com, the easier it will be to request and gain access to Childcare, said Porter
Using MilitaryChildCare.com, parents have a one-stop information source on childcare programs worldwide, and can find all-inclusive information on childcare programs worldwide.
The new version of this site offers more customized search options for the care families need, and provides the ability to submit a request for care at any time from any location.
The site also allows families to manage their requests and update their profile online, specific details are available at the MilitaryChildCare.com FAQ page.
If you have questions, contact the Parent Central Services near you. For Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg and Vilseck, dial DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760. In Hohenfels, dial DSN 466-2078, CIV 09472-83-2078 and in Garmisch dial DSN 440-2284, CIV 08821-750-2284.