Army recognizes importance of Month of the Military Child

military children

U.S. Army – According to the Department of Defense, the average child in a military family will move 6-9 times during a school career from K-12, 3x more than non-military families. Given a loving home with healthy coping skills, military kids are often resilient in the face of frequent deployments, moves and life changes.

The DOD provides the nation’s largest employer-sponsored childcare system, serving approximately 180,000 children ranging in age from newborn to 12 years, and more than 1.7 million children have one or more parents on active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.