Non-Traditional Care Providers

We are excited to introduce a new program authorized by the United States Army and administered by Child Care Aware® of America! The Non-Traditional Care (NTC) Program provides child care for members of the Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve during weekend drill trainings.

Care is provided in quality centers and family child care homes in the following states: California, Florida, New York, Texas, New Hampshire, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, Virginia and New Mexico.

Getting Started:

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • State licensed family child care home or center
    • FBI background checks and Child Abuse and Neglect Checks for all individuals over the age of 18 in the facility
    • Copy of current child care liability insurance of at least $500,000 general aggregate
    • Copy of current certification in First Aid and infant/child CPR
    • Availability from 6am- 6pm on Saturday and Sunday during military drill weekend

    Pilot states for the Army National Guard (WDCC) include:

    • New Mexico
    • New Hampshire
    • Virginia
    • Massachusetts
    • Washington
    • Ohio

    Pilot states for the United States Army Reserves (TPU) include:

    • California
    • Florida
    • New York
    • Texas


  • How long does the application process take?

     Once the NTC Provider Team receives all required provider documentation, the file will move to final review. The final review process can take up to 3 business days. Once your facility is an approved NTC provider and there is a confirmed need for care in your area, your contact information will be sent to the waitlist family/families and they will connect with you/your facility to reserve care and complete any necessary paperwork needed (i.e. documents needed for licensing purposes).

  • How much does the Army pay?

    1 Child – $16.00 per hour
    2 Children – $25.00 per hour
    3 Children – $33.00 per hour
    4 Children – $40.00 per hour
    5 Children – $50.00 per hour
    6 Children – $60.00 per hour

  • How do payments work?

    All fee assistance payments will be processed directly to the provider and processed in accordance with the Service Member’s program policies, dependent on submission of completed attendance sheets.

    Child Care Aware® of America does not guarantee any payments until a final approval certificate has been sent to both the parent and provider. It is the responsibility of both the parent and provider to review all approvals made by Child Care Aware® of America for accuracy and report any inaccuracies to Child Care Aware® of America as soon as possible.

    View ARNG WDCC Payment Policies here.

    View USAR TPU Payment Policies here.


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