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    I am interested in joining the National Guard, however I do have a 19 month old daughter and would need daycare. I understand basic training is 10 weeks. I don't have anybody who will be able to watch her for this length of time while I'm away.

    Aren't there Daycare resources for someone like me?

    A) I am a single mother of 1 child,
    B) I filed for full custody already,
    C) Dad is not in the picture and not available to take care of baby

    PLEASE HELP!!
    Last edited by momneednanny; February 24th, 2013, 01:16 AM.

  • #2
    Re: DayCare Resources for New Soldiers

    The Guard doesn't offer daycare. That is your own responsibility.

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    • #3
      Re: DayCare Resources for New Soldiers

      Can single parents enlist in the Guard at this time?

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      • #4
        Re: DayCare Resources for New Soldiers

        Yes, with a waiver per the enlistment reg. Its fairly common.

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        • #5
          Re: DayCare Resources for New Soldiers

          Originally posted by momneednanny View Post

          I am interested in joining the National Guard, however I do have a 19 month old daughter and would need daycare. I understand basic training is 10 weeks. I don't have anybody who will be able to watch her for this length of time while I'm away.

          Aren't there Daycare resources for someone like me?

          A) I am a single mother of 1 child,
          B) I filed for full custody already,
          C) Dad is not in the picture and not available to take care of baby

          PLEASE HELP!!
          It's a very simple process. You just have to have someone, preferably a relative, to sign over legal custody to while you're gone. Daycare or summer camp is not an option.

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          • #6
            Re: DayCare Resources for New Soldiers

            Look up "Child Care Plan National Guard" on google for info on what you'll need to do...

            Question though - "B" says you file for full custody and "C" says dad is not in the picture. So, who exactly are you filing for full custody from? Does Dad have co-custody then? If so, then he is legally obligated to care for the kid as well.

            I can think of a number of other scenarios in my head, but they tend to lead to issues that are far more of an issue in enlistment then a simple child care plan.

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            • #7
              Re: DayCare Resources for New Soldiers

              Originally posted by VICEROY06 View Post
              It's a very simple process. You just have to have someone, preferably a relative, to sign over legal custody to while you're gone. Daycare or summer camp is not an option.
              You assign guardianship while you are gone, so that the individual can take the kid to the doctor, etc...but you do NOT have to sign over custody of any kind.

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