Educational Resources

  • 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.

    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.

    MCEC: Military Child Education Coalition
     has free TedEd lessons on military-connected students. Explore ways to support students from the start of their school years through graduation. Lessons are designed for educators, parents and others interested in supporting our military-connected students.

    The Thrive Initiative is being developed through a collaboration between the Department of Defense’s Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (DoD MC&FP) and the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State (Clearinghouse). The Clearinghouse proposes to promote positive child outcomes among families by doing the following:
    - strengthening positive parenting skills and efficacy;
    - teaching parents strategies to manage stress in themselves and their children; and
    - introducing foundational skills for promoting healthy lifestyles.

    The goal of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents. The compact seeks to make the transition easier for children of military families so they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children, and not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals.

    Army Forces Community Exceptional Family Resources website offers details on supporting military families with special needs.  FAQs can be answered in their helpful brochure. for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection. 

    School Resources to Support Military-Connected Students website offers high-quality, evidence-based resources from many organizations.

    Child & Youth Services provides links to school districts in the area, school support services, childcare options and other helpful links on and off base. Helpful information regarding School Support Services is defined here.

    Blue Star Museums: Throughout the U.S. there are museums, parks, nature centers, and zoos that offer free admission to active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserves as well as families. Explore this link to learn more about locations in the area that are applicable.