Diverse group of babies playing.

Navy Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood Fee Assistance Program

Thank you for your interest in the Navy Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) fee assistance program.

Beginning in January 2022, administration of Navy’s Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) Fee Assistance Program will begin transitioning from Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) to Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP). The transition will occur throughout the current fiscal year and effective October 1, 2022, Navy CYP will take over the complete oversight of the subsidy program, assuming responsibility for new enrollment, annual renewals, and monthly fee assistance payments to participating child care providers.

The Navy CYP MCCYN Fee Assistance Team will contact each participating family with information on the transition process and timelines. We ask for your patience as we undergo this transition to support our Navy families. If you have any questions about the transition, please review the Navy MCCYN Transition Frequently asked Questions. Families wanting to request fee assistance and to determine if they live in a qualified location should visit the MCC website https://MilitaryChildCare.com/NavyFeeAssistance to submit a request.

Until your family’s transition is complete, please continue to follow your current processes for certificate extensions, change of provider requests and submitting for payment. Additional information on these processes can be found in the sections below.

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) has been extremely honored to administer the Navy MCCYN program since 2008. They have supported Navy Sailors, Families and Civilians with exemplary service throughout the past thirteen years. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) are extremely grateful for the service provided by CCAoA during their time overseeing the program.

Back to top

 

What Supporting Documents Are Needed?

Supporting documentation for proof of eligibility may vary by family. Below is a list of commonly required documentation:

  • Self Certification Form for children listed on the application (children eligible for fee assistance must be living in the same household of the Navy Sponsor and be listed as a legal dependent in the sponsor’s DEERS. Fee assistance programs are provided for children ages birth through 12 years).
  • LES or CLES for all Navy Sponsors activated to full time duty. A current copy of the Sponsor’s LES or CLES dated within the past 90 days will be required.
  • Military Orders for all Navy Sponsors activated to full-time duty from the Reserves, as well as Navy Sponsors deployed/out to sea. Deployed and Activated Reservists must submit a current copy of their orders to verify eligibility.
  • SF-50 or Personnel Action Request Form for all Navy Civilians. Please supply your current year SF-50 form.
  • Spouse/Non-Military Parent Information (applies to unmarried parents living in the same household, or parents sharing custody of the children) If the Spouse/Non-Military Parent is employed, one month’s worth of pay stubs with verification that they are working between 16-40 hours per week. If they are unable to provide pay stubs due to recent employment, please have their supervisor complete the Employment Verification Form for a 60 day approval period, while we wait for the Spouse/Non-Military Parent to submit one month’s worth of their pay stubs.
  • If the Spouse/Non-Military Parent is enrolled in school, a school schedule verifying enrollment with a minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduate, or 9 credit hours at a graduate level. School schedule must include the student’s name, the school’s name, the number of enrolled credits, and the period of the current semester.
  • A one-time 90-day certification of looking for work approval period may be utilized by the Spouse/Non-Military Parent, if they are currently searching for employment. The Looking for Work Form must be completed in order to take advantage of the approval period.
  • Provider Cost Verification Form – The Provider Cost Verification Form collects all required information about the child care rates your family will be charged by the child care provider. This includes discounts, effective dates, rate changes, rate frequency, and the schedule of care. This form will be used to process your fee assistance application and ensure that no over-payments occur. You will be required to submit this form with your family application after it has been confirmed that your child care provider is eligible to participate in the fee assistance programs.
  • Provider Documents– All eligible providers for the assistance program must have a state child care license, a state inspection report dated within the last 12 months, an acceptable employee background check for all staff, a complete provider fee assistance application, and must meet additional high-quality accreditation standards. Applications for fee assistance will not be processed until the selected provider meets all program eligibility requirements and has submitted a complete application.

Frequently Requested Forms

Back to top

 

How Is Fee Assistance Calculated?

Child Care Fee Assistance Total Family Income Categories, DoD Parent Fees, and Provider Caps

Fee assistance is determined by calculating the difference between the community child care provider’s monthly fee, which shall not exceed the program’s established community provider cap for the specific type of care, and the DoD Total Family Income (TFI) category parent fee based on locality and type of care.

If a family chooses a provider who charges more than the community provider cap, then the family is responsible for paying their DoD TFI parent fee for their locality and type of care, as well as the additional tuition cost beyond the provider cap. Furthermore, if the difference between the community provider’s fee and the DoD TFI parent fee is less than $25/month, then a monthly fee assistance reimbursement will not be awarded since the community provider fee is comparable to the DoD TFI parent fee. Additionally, if a child is participating in full-time care and the Spouse is employed on a part-time basis, then the family will only be eligible for a reduced amount of the full-time fee assistance rate.

Please be advised that the DoD TFI parent fees used to calculate assistance for this program are based on similar DoD sponsored child care services, which may not always match the exact parent fee a family would pay for care at an installation sponsored Child Development Center or Family Child Care.

Families living within the identified high-cost installation localities will be calculated using the established DoD TFI high-cost parent fees. All other families living outside the identified high-cost installation localities will be calculated using the DoD TFI basic parent fees.

You can view the FY22 Total Family Income Categories, DoD Parent Fees, High Cost Installations, and Provider Caps that will be used to determine fee assistance.

For a copy of the Payment Policies and Payment Calendar, visit the links below.

Back to top

 

Why is Accredited Care Important?

Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) fee assistance is an extension of the child care services offered at the various military installations throughout the United States. Qualifying MCCYN Navy Sponsors must be connected to an accredited provider to ensure their child(ren) are receiving community child care of comparable quality to the type of care administered at installation Child Development Center or Family Child Care programs.

Navy Sponsors who are eligible to participate in MCCYN must select a provider with a state child care license, an inspection report dated within the last 12 months, a complete provider fee assistance application, an acceptable employee background check for all staff, and one of the following requirements for accreditation:

Child Care Centers

In order for child care centers to meet MCCYN requirements, they must be accredited by one of the approved national accreditation agencies listed below:

*Please note the agencies listed above are the only approved national accreditations that are accepted for the military fee assistance programs.

Family Child Care

In order for family child care providers to meet MCCYN requirements, they must have achieved one of the following high-quality credentials listed below:

For a list of providers who have at one time participated in the fee assistance program, click here to search for accredited providers.

Back to top