Affordable quality child care is provided for children from 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Activities are geared toward school readiness and the social, emotional, mental and physical development of your children. To meet the needs of the JBLM community, childcare is offered in both on-base centers and homes.
Clover Park School District is the 27th largest public school district in Washington state and the fourth largest of 15 in Pierce County and offers K-12 student enrollment.
A centralized point for JBLM information and referrals to a comprehensive network of internal and external agencies, services and programs.
The Community Resource Guide lists programs and services available to service members and families, Department of Defense civilian personnel and retirees.
Access online registration for Community Recreation and Child, Youth & School Services activities by visiting this page.
MWR's mission is to provide customers with the same quality of life given to the society they have pledged to defend by offering services that reduce stress and build skills and self confidence for service members and their families.
DPFR is a hybrid organization that combines all programs and services typically found within Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) and Army Community Service (ACS) for the Army and Force Support Squadron (FSS) and Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) for the Air Force. DPFR provides programs, services and resources for all active-duty military and their families, retirees and DOD civilian employees.
Learn, socialize and have fun with this free program at McChord Field. The Escape Zone offers parents and their children ages 5 and younger a place to learn and play together on Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Specialized support to EFMP Families (both on and off base) with access to care, school support with special education & accommodations, federal & state benefits, and inclusive, specialized recreation opportunities.
Assists Soldiers and their Families recognize and prepare for the unique challenges of military lifestyles. Services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen the relationships of Army Families.
The Family Child Care (FCC) program is an integral part of the Child and Youth Services (CYS) child care system available on Army garrisons. FCC provides quality home based care for children 4 weeks to 12 years old and is offered in government owned and government leased housing located on post.
As the 2020-21 school year starts with remote learning for the school districts that support JBLM children, questions and concerns are expected. Contact your local school district first, then check out MWR's list of FAQs.
There are three libraries located on JBLM: Book Patch Children's Library, Grandstaff Memorial Library, and the McChord Library. Checkout books, DVDs, audiobooks, video games, and more.
The Middle School and Teen program provides educational and recreational opportunities for students in grades 6 to 12.
Three museums are available on the installation: the Lewis Army Museum, McChord Air Museum, and the Childrens' Museum at JBLM.
Parent and Outreach Services is your gateway to Child and Youth Services programs. We support Family readiness and well-being by helping you balance military requirements and parental responsibilities.
Raindrops & Rainbows Center offers JBLM Families a free place to play, learn and network all year. Parents and their children ages birth to 5 years may drop in and take part in a variety of fun activities to work on school readiness, meet other parents and children and form friendships to last a lifetime.
Chaplains provide comprehensive religious support for the spiritual and moral needs of service members and their families, retirees and authorized civilians.
The CYS School Age Services program is offered at three locations across the installation to best serve your Family: Lewis North School Age Center, Cascade School Age Center and McChord School Age Center.
These clinics are designed to enhance your teen's ability to access care during their busy school year. School clinics start the first week of September. With Madigan’s School Based Health System clinics in 10 area schools, military teenagers with TRICARE Prime insurance can get care in their school clinics one day a week.
As of July 30, 2020, the Department of Health for Pierce County and Thurston County have recommended that schools not open with face-to-face instruction. Due to this declaration, Pierce County and Thurston County schools have decided to begin the school year with the remote learning model, which will cover the normal school curriculum in an online format. Check with your assigned school district for details.
School Support Services provides school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources and information necessary to achieve academic success. A branch of Child & Youth Services, School Support Services features School Liaison Officers, who help schools, installations and families work together for student achievement.
The Youth Sports & Fitness Program hosts recreational leagues that are inclusive of all youth who want to learn the fundamentals of the game and to have fun.