Military Families​

In an effort to help military families in need of care, Cedar Early Childhood Center has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America and Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) to offer assistance for eligible active duty military families and a solution to address their child care needs when care at an on-base Child Development Center (CDC) isn’t available. Cedar Early Childhood programs are nationally accredited (NAEYC) and provide high-quality care and an outstanding learning environment for children birth through 5 years old. Cedar Crest is honored to offer local military families reduced tuition rates through the Child Care Aware® of America and MCCYN subsidy programs.


Eligibility varies by program. For more information, click on any of the links below to take you directly to each site:
Air Force Fee Assistance
Army Fee Assistance
Marine Corps Fee Assistance
Navy Fee Assistance
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Fee Assistance
To speak with a Child Care Aware of America specialist about the military and DoD child care programs, please call 1(800) 424-2246, option 6.  Child Care Aware of America’s military and DoD programs are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) is a DoD and U.S. Coast Guard fee assistance program for eligible families who cannot access military-operated child care due to distance or waitlists. With fee assistance, a portion of your child care costs is paid to offset the costs of community-based care. This makes it easier for families to afford quality child care from local community providers.

Cedar Early Childhood Center is located in Clarkston, Michigan. Our early childhood programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC®). NAEYC® accredited centers adhere to standards and practices that exceed licensing standards. NAEYC® standards reflect best practices in early childhood education programs that are supported by research and ongoing evaluation of programs.

Contact Director, Jody Begley, at [email protected] or (248) 625-1091 phone/(248) 882-0712 text to learn more about early childhood program subsidies for military families at CECC.