Category Archives: child

From COVID to child care, add your voice to the annual Blue Star Families survey

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Calling all military members, veterans and your family members: Blue Star Families wants your input about your experiences, as part of the annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey, available here online for the next six weeks, through Oct. 16. This year’s survey, in light of this year’s pandemic and other events, will ask some questions related […]

The death of their child, at a babysitter’s house on post, was just the beginning of this Army family’s nightmare

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Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the death of a 2-year-old Army child who died late last year from injuries suffered at the Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., home of a babysitter. Alizaundra Kundert, daughter of Rae and Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Kundert, died Nov. 15 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital as […]

‘Child care dilemma:‘ Lawmakers urge Esper to find more options for military families

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In light of child care shortages that are being exacerbated by COVID-19, lawmakers are urging Defense Department officials to take steps to help the many military families who may be in desperate need of child care this fall. A bipartisan group of 35 lawmakers have written to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, citing concerns that this […]

‘Child care dilemma:‘ Lawmakers urge Esper to find more options for military families

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In light of child care shortages that are being exacerbated by COVID-19, lawmakers are urging Defense Department officials to take steps to help the many military families who may be in desperate need of child care this fall. A bipartisan group of 35 lawmakers have written to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, citing concerns that this […]

Military child care starts limited reopenings. Which children will get in?

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As some military child care centers and youth centers are starting their phased reopening during the pandemic, there will be fewer spaces available because of social distancing and other health requirements. Defense officials have issued guidance for the phased reopening of child development programs in the era of coronavirus, along with general priorities for who […]