New pilot program will give Army Guard members childcare on drill days

The Army National Guard is embarking on a new pilot program to provide service members with childcare for their weekend drill sessions. The program will start in September in six states: Massachusetts, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Washington State, Virginia and Ohio. The care will be free and take in children from six weeks to 12 years of age. The National Guard will pair with Child Care Aware of America, a not-for-profit organization focused on affordable childcare, to find available providers.