Air Force Fee Assistance Policy Updates

MCCYN-PLUS Initiative (QRIS) Expands into Washington – Effective February 7, 2022

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. The MCCYN-PLUS initiative is currently active in Virginia, Maryland, and Nevada. On February 7, 2022, the MCCYN-PLUS initiative will launch in Washington state.

This initiative has no impact to families receiving fee assistance with their current provider. Families receiving fee assistance may stay with their current provider until the time that the youngest child ages out of the program, the family dis-enrolls, or the provider becomes ineligible due to non-compliance with state licensing or program policies. However, these guidelines should be taken into consideration if you are planning on changing your provider in the future.

For more information about MCCYN-PLUS, please visit our website at https://www.childcareaware.org/feeassistancerespiteproviders/qris-mccyn-plus/.

MCCYN-PLUS Pilot Initiative (QRIS) – Effective October 1, 2019

Effective October 1, 2019, The Military Services expanded the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) to include MCCYN-PLUS. The MCCYN-PLUS Pilot includes community-based child care centers that are quality rated by their state Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS), in locations where nationally accredited care is unavailable.

If you are a family located in Maryland or specified Virginia regions: Peninsula, North Central, Northern, Eastern, and Central, please click here to find out more information.

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