Supporting Military Families
Yelm Community Schools offers support in a variety of ways to students of military parents and their families. Groups and other services are coordinated by the counseling department at each school. The following links provide additional resources to our military families.
Military Family School Liaison Officer
Janis Gardner - 253.967.7195
Joint Base Lewis McChord
Army Community Services
2140 Liggett Ave, Rm 400 (Waller Hall)
PO Box 339500, MS 20
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs
ARMY Child Care
NACCRRA - Funded by Dept. of Defense
Soka Bunn - 360.786.8907 ext. 105
Colleen Sullivan 360.786.8907 ext. 146
South Sound YMCA Child Care
Supporting Military Families
After School Program in Your Neighborhood (ASPYN)
Partnered with Dept. of Defense for reduced child care fees
Child Care Services: 360.908.0403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Resource and Referral
Washington State Child Care
Resource and Referral Network
Native American Program Liaison
Yelm Community Schools
Sandra Gordon - 360.458.6316
Yelm Community Services - UCBO
624 Crystal Springs Rd. NW
Services: licensing, clothing bank, food bank, Yelm Head Start/ECEAP
Developmental screening for children under age 6
Crime Stoppers for Yelm Community Schools
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Child Protective Services
Education Information for Military Families
Military Child Education Coalition
The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, work-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. MCEC's goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children.
Department of Defense (DoD)
This site is the official source of education information for the Department of Defense.
Military Impacted Schools Association
This site includes checklists for parents of students leaving and entering a new school. The Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization representing school districts that serve high concentrations of military children. The organization works to provide a continuum of quality education for all military children.
National Military Family Association
The goals of the National Military Family Association are to educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and to promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them. The site includes information about the education of military children.
Military OneSource provides a variety of information for military members and their families, including a section about K-12 education.
Military Home Front
MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the official Department of Defense web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. This site includes information about military children and education.
Military Child Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
This Web site offers a course for school administrators, support staff and teachers to help all students meet life's challenges with resilience, focusing primarily on students from military families.
Free Tool to Communicate with Deployed Family Members
This site allows families a free way to communicate with and send photos to deployed family members.
2012 Camp Opportunities for Military Kids