AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Family Voices: Army Child, Youth & Schools Services

April 19, 2021

How does the Army plan to increase access to quality child care and youth programs for military children? Helen Roadarmel, Chief, Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services Branch in the Soldier and Family Readiness/Quality of Life Directorate, DCS, G-9 joins us today to share the Army’s plan. Learn about the Quality of Life Task Force Line of Effort #3 initiatives to increase child care facilities, grow the Family Child Care program, support Army Fee Assistance and ensure direct child care staff are competitively compensated. Hear how Child Develop Centers are navigating the COVID pandemic and continue to contribute to the overall readiness of the Army. To learn more please check out their website linked in the resource section below.


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  • Guest:
    • Ms. Helen Roadarmel, Chief, Child, Youth & Schools Branch, Soldier Family Readiness Division and Quality of Life Task Force in the headquarters, Department of the Army, G-9
  • Host:
    • Thea Green, AUSA’s Family Readiness Program Manager




Military Child Care (MCC)



Child Care Aware of America Army



Army Quality of Life (AQL)



Army Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation


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