On October 1, 2019, The Military Services expanded the MCCYN program to include MCCYN-PLUS. The MCCYN-PLUS initiative will include community child care programs that are quality rated by their state Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), in locations where nationally accredited care is unavailable.

A QRIS is a systemic approach to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs. Similar to rating systems for restaurants and hotels, QRIS awards quality ratings to early childhood and school-age care programs that meet a set of defined program standards. By participating in their state’s QRIS, early childhood and school-age care providers embark on a path of continuous quality improvement.

Any child care program that elects not to participate in the MCCYN-PLUS, and is not accredited by a DoD approved accrediting body (click on state page for list of approved accreditations), may no longer be eligible to provide child care to military families seeking fee assistance.

MCCYN-PLUS is only available for providers in the below states. Please select your state to receive more information.





Additional Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

MCCYN-PLUS Parent Pamphlet

MCCYN-PLUS Provider Pamphlet

Affordable Child Care Matters


Important Dates:

October 1, 2019: Pilot Launch- Maryland and Virginia
September 13, 2021: Expansion- Nevada
February 7, 2022: Expansion- Washington


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