School Age Care
Benefit Fact Sheet
School Age Care provides a structured activity program for school-age youth who are 5 to 12 years of age. Programs may be offered before and after school and full day care during school holidays and summer vacations.
Family members of retired Service members are eligible for care at School Age Care services on a space available basis.
For children ages 5-12, the School Age Care Program is a nationally accredited program providing safe, supervised care before and after school and full time when school is out.
School Age Care (SAC) offers activities and experiences based on needs and interests of children or youth. Programming considers current knowledge of child and youth development, the unique challenges of military life and provides a safe place for exploration while creating a sense of belonging.
Programs are structured and activities conducted support positive youth development. The SAC offers comprehensive programming that covers five core program areas: Leadership and Service, The Arts, Health and Wellness, Sports and Recreation, and Education.
Daily Schedules for School Age Care include:
Physical fitness and/or outdoor play
Activities in the five core program areas
Homework help or tutoring
Before and After School Care (ages 5-12 years)
Summer Camp and School Holiday Care
Fees based upon total household income
Transportation may be available to/from school
Parent Involvement and Advisory Board
Quality Improvement Team, which meets quarterly, that consists of program staff, parents, community educators, and youth
Promotes multicultural appreciation, literacy, recreational activities, and the arts
Accreditation & DoD Certification
Department of Air Force Child and Youth Programs:
Air Force Instruction 34-144- Child and Youth Programs:
DoD Instruction 6060.02- Child Development Programs:
Apply for Child Care at MilitaryChildCare.com:
In addition, School Age Care programs on Air Force bases may be located on the Military Resource Locator Library on MyAirForceBenefits: