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Breastfeeding Resources Packet (Military)

Packet includes information on lactation consultants, support groups, new parent support program, WIC, Proper handling and storage of human milk, and instructions on how to keep your breast pump clean.

Breastfeeding Resource List 2018_BAMC

Child Care Assistance Program (Military Programs)

Air Force Child Care Fee Assistance was created to provide authorized Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on-base child care is not available, or a viable option for the service member and their family. The programs available through Child Care Aware(r) of America provide subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial child care programs throughout the United States. Child Care Aware(r) of America authorizes subsidy amounts based on total family income for those eligible Air Force families, and supplies monthly payments directly to the prospective child care provider.

Here is the LINK link to the Air Force childcare Assistance program information:

Parents who would like to participate have to follow the following steps and go to the website to create a login and submit the documents WEBSITE

Step one: Determine Their Eligibility (Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Survivors of Combat Warriors, Active Duty Wounded Warriors)

Step two: Select a Nationally accredited child care provider in the area

Step three: Collect supporting documents (LES/pay stubs, orders, Spouse pay stubs/school schedule, self-certification form, military installation information request form, provider application documents) Assistance is based off income category and location.

Step Four: Apply on line and upload all supporting documents

Step Five: Receive approval within 7-10 business days of completed application.

Employee Assistance Program for Federal Employees (Federal Occupational Health)

Personal and family problems can diminish your health, your happiness, and your ability to be at your best for yourself and your family. With the help of your Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Federal Occupational Health, you can resolve these problems and become happier, healthier, and even more effective at home and at work. Services include EAP Orientations, counseling services, financial and legal consultation, Health and Wellness assistance, crisis response.   (800) 222-0364

See also:

Attached flyer here for more information: Employee Assitance Program

Military Children/Child Care Resources

Child Care for Medical Appointments
Children 6 weeks – 5 years must be registered with CDC prior to appointment. $4/hr, max 3 hours, Monday- Friday 8:00am-2:30am
Register at SFAC bldg. 3639 or CDC bldg. 2530
Request Care up to 1 month in advance
For more information, call 210-539-7071 or 210-221-5502


Family Child Care
A Home Away From Home – Where Children Learn Through Play! The Family Child Care Program organizes care for children (2 weeks to 12 years of age) within a home environment with a licensed care provider located both on and off base within a 10-mile radius. The FCC offers unique care in special circumstances beyond traditional day care through the Expanded Child Care Program.


(210) 671-3376/ (210) 671-4987

(210) 221-3820


JBSA-LAK Child Development Program
JBSA-Lackland features three Child Development Centers (Lackland, Kelly Field, and Gateway) that offer the same activities and promote social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental needs of each individual child from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Enriched activities are offered for children ages 3-5 and include programs like language, music, beginning reading skills, pre-writing, pre-math, science, nutrition, computer technology and social skills.
Click here for more information.

Gateway Child Development Center 1555 Holloman Ave, Bldg. 3220
(210) 671-1040/1052

Kelly Child Development Center 3002 General Hudnell Dr, Bldg. 61
(210) 925-5747/3851

Lackland Child Development Center 2310 Kenly Ave, Bldg. 8206
(210) 671-3675/3168


JBSA-RND Child Development Program (CDP)
The CDP welcomes children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years. The CDP provides activities and programs that support children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The CDP is a USDA certified center, providing breakfast, lunch and two snacks each day.

(210) 652-4946
Click here for more information.


JBSA-FSH Child Development Program
The Child Development Program’s mission is to support the morale and welfare of service members by offering comprehensive programs that improve and enhance their children’s well being. The CDP offers a developmentally age appropriate program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
Click here for more information.

FSH Child Development Center Main 2530 Funston Rd, Bldg. 2530
(210) 221-5002

Pre-K Before & After School Program
(210) 221-4466


JBSA-FSH Youth Programs
The JBSA-FSH Youth Programs offers recreation and educational programs for youth in grades 6th-12th. The activities within the program provide youth with many wide-ranging recreational, social, leadership and volunteer opportunities. Youth Programs also has a school age program that offers before and after school care for youth ages 5-12. Summer and holiday camps are available seasonally. School Age Programs offers clubs during the school year for a variety of interests and are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4-H Clubs.

Ed Parker Youth Center
Bldg. 1630
(210) 221-3502/ (210) 221-4492

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JBSA-LAK Youth Programs
JBSA-Lackland Youth Programs includes programming for School Age care, Youth Sports, Teen Programs and extra curricular activities. Youth Programs implements activities targeting recreational, educational and pro-social programs designed to promote self-esteem, character development, healthy lifestyles, academic excellence, leadership and fitness.
(210) 671-2388

Teen Center (ages 13-18)
Bldg. 8420
(210) 671-7343

Click here for more information.


JBSA-RND Youth Programs
Youth Programs (YP) provides a safe, supervised program based on the interests and needs of our children. Our curriculum focuses on ensuring all children have a positive experience that helps develop a sense of competence, sense of usefulness, sense of belonging and a sense of influence. Our activities and programs are designed to improve and maintain the physical and mental well-being of youth up to age 18. The YP facility has a gymnastics room, dance room, preteen/game room and teen room.

Bldg. 584 & 585
(210) 652-3298/ (210) 652-2088
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Preschool Program for Children With Disabilities (PPCD)– Ft Sam Elementary

They have a program in Sam Houston Elementary for 3 year olds, with autism and other conditions.

Click here for more information.


JBSA School Liaison Office (SLO)
With each move, military children face many school-related challenges. SLO is the central point of contact for commanders, military families, and local school systems on school-related matters for grades K-12.They can help ease the transition from one school to another (before and after a move) and help with navigating the school systems to ensure our military youth are given the opportunity to achieve their highest potential for academic success at any assigned location.
Click here for more information.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
Main Office: (210) 221-2214, 221-2256

Main Office: (210) 671-8388

Main Office: (210) 652-3112

Military Child Education Coalition

It’s mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation.

Military OneSource

Offers multiple resources for Active Duty families including FREE PRIVATE NON-MEDICAL COUNSELING, SPECIALTY NEEDS CONSULTATION, Family & Relationships, Financial & Legal, Health & Wellness, Education and Employment, On & Off Base Living, Deployment & Transition. Each person we serve is on a journey through the military life cycle. We’re here to help, with robust online information and resources vetted by the Department of Defense. In addition, Military OneSource connects you to high-quality programs, services and products developed for military life. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more.

(800) 342-9647

Mindfulness Coach

Practicing mindfulness means grounding yourself in the present moment. Mindfulness has been shown to be helpful for reducing stress and coping with unpleasant thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness Coach will help you practice mindfulness meditation.

Features include:

  • Education about the benefits of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness exercises to practice on your own or with guidance
  • Strategies to help overcome challenges to mindfulness practice
  • Log of mindfulness exercises to track your progress
  • Reminders to support your mindfulness practice

Visit to download free App

Mission United

Our Military Navigators are veterans, have walked in your boots and, can relate to the sacrifices you’ve had to make. With access to a multitude of resources at their fingertips, United Way and the Military I&R Navigators can connect callers to community resources to help reduce stress, give support, and provide advocacy to those members in need.

Peer to Peer Talk, Connecting to Resources, Referral Services, Caring Support. Free Resources in a Judgement Free Zone.

Dial 211 (210) 227-4357 (HELP) FREE & Confidential.

New Parent Support Program

For new and expecting parents (Prenatal to age 3), this FREE program is designed for active duty military members and their families. It offers support, referral services, education and information. Services include: home visits, phone calls, classes, pregnancy information, mother/baby care, childbirth, newborn care, how your baby grows, breast and bottle feeding and more.

  • Lackland AFB: Wilford Hall Ambulatory Clinic, 1100 Wilford Hall Loop, Building #4554, 3rd Floor, B Wing; (210) 292-5967; Fax 292-0380
  • Randolph AFB: 221 3rd Street West. (210) 652-6308/3340; Fax 292-652-3178
  • Fort Sam Houston: 2270 Stanley Rd., Building #198. (210) 221-1996; Fax 539-2128

Please visit Website for more information

Sesame Street for Military Families

Great resources for families and providers. for U.S. Military Families for U.S. Military Families (, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CMGA), is a program that allows eligible students in grades kindergarten through college to connect to a live tutor online at any time (24/7/361) for one‐to‐one help with homework, studying, test prep and more, at no cost.

Click HERE for more information on this great resource.

WIC (Women’s, Infants and Children’s Program [MILITARY]

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Pregnant, Postpartum and Breastfeeding Women, Infants and Children under 5 years of age. WIC is open to many incomes and families. Eligible participants receive Healthy food benefits, regular health and nutrition checkups and health referrals, personalized nutrition counseling and classes.

Breastfeeding counseling and support, as well as parent support groups and father peer mentorship are open to all, no need to be enrolled.

Lackland AFB-Annex: 5460 Walker Ave. Lackland AFB. (210) 674-7739. [Enter through last entrance onto training side of Lackland AFB. The building will be on the left, it is one-story, and has a sign “One Stop.”] Office hours: Monday-Thursday 0730 – 1800hrs. Walk-ins are welcome.

Fort Sam Houston: Military and Family Readiness Center Building 2797. 3060 Stanley Road, SFE 95, JBSA Fort Sam Houston. (210) 954-4566. Office Hours: First Tuesday and Third Wednesday Every Month. 0730 – 1800hrs.