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.
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.
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The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Army and Air Force Exchange Service on JBLM operate a variety of commercial dining locations for you and your family to enjoy.
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or Family and MWR, provides a source of balance that ensures an environment in which service members and families can thrive, a structure that supports unit readiness in an era of persistent conflict and a foundation for building the future. MWR's mission is to provide service members and their families the same quality of life given to the society they have pledged to defend.
The Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness – 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 (AFRC) for the Air Force. DPFR provides programs, services and are 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.
FAP helps military families recognize and prepare for the unique challenges of their lifestyle.
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.
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