Angela Wilson, lead preschool teacher at New Horizons Child Development Center, and her class sing a fall jingle and toss leaves in celebration of the Harvest Luncheon, Nov. 20, 2015, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The CDC provided the event as an opportunity for parents to come and spend time with their children and enjoy a family-style lunch in the classrooms. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Parents urged to check waitlists for Wright-Patt’s childcare centers

During the season of permanent change of stations, many military families transition to new duty locations, finding new care for their children. When these moves happen, the Child Development Center waitlists begin to shrink.

During this PCS season, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base CDC directors urge parents to continue checking waitlists for the centers they have requested.

This means that parents should log on to their profile at MilitaryChildCare.com and reconfirm their child care request once every month.

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“It is imperative that families update their profiles, designating email accounts that are checked consistently. Openings happen frequently during the pre-school to kindergarten transition in August and September,” said Jen Clare, assistant director of Wright Field South CDC.

MCC will send an email notification when the renewal deadline approaches.

MCC, a Department of Defense website used by all military branches and most installations worldwide, is the primary resource for military families to search for and request child care providers.

The website gives parents the ability to request care at multiple facilities and remain on a waitlist even after receiving care from a different provider.

MCC 2.0 was released July 17 with updates to the system. The updates include a streamlined process to request care and manage requests, mobile access, self-help tools, more comprehensive information and a customized search experience.

For more information about MCC, visit MilitaryChildCare.com or call 855-696-2934.

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