SCHOOL TRANSITION SUPPORT

School Liaison Officers assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.

HOW TO ENSURE A SMOOTH MOVE

Visit MilitaryOneSource for information on your gaining installation and surrounding communities. The site also provides information about the programs, services, and maps for military installations worldwide. You can also subscribe to their newsletters. You will also have access to a variety of information, including:

PlanMyMove gives you customized moving tools, such as timelines, calendars and checklists.

Both MilitaryOneSource and PlanMyMove connect you to reliable sources of information about programs and services outside the gate. Visit Fleet & Family Support Center for additional relocation information.

YOUTH SPONSORSHIP

Youth Sponsorship (grades 3-12) provides access to positive peer groups and social activities, helping military children feel connected at their new duty station. Youth Sponsors can talk about the location, schools, sports, events, shopping, library, and more; build new peer relationships to ease the first week of school; discuss class options; answer questions your child may have, and more. To learn more or connect with a youth sponsor, see the Youth Sponsorship tab.

For Youth Sponsorship with School Age Care or Youth Programs, participants must be enrolled or a registered user.

CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

The NAS Fallon Child and Youth Programs offers full-time, hourly, before- and after- school, and recreational programs to children ages 6 weeks to 18 years. Caregivers receive extensive training in child and youth development to ensure an enriching experience for young Navy family members. Program elements include age appropriate activities, participation in the USDA food program, and monthly training requirements of staff. Visit the Child Development Center (CDC) or School-Age Care (SAC)/Teen pages to learn more.

To request care for the CDC or SAC programs visit militarychildcare.com where you can find comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need and submit a request for care at any time and from any location.

SCHOOL TRANSITION RESOURCES

Military Youth on the Move: A website to help kids learn about new duty station

Installations.militaryonesource.mil: Are you a service provider looking for a program or service across all installations? Simply select the program or service and then choose any installation or enter any zip code. A downloadable directory for all installations will be available on the results page.

SchoolQuest: Includes school finder based on state or military installation, blog, library, state education resources and “Ask Aunt Peggie”.

Interstate Compact for Military Children (MIC3) has been signed by the state of California and addresses the key issues of Eligibility, Enrollment, Placement and Graduation encountered by military families. Roll out has taken place in some districts in Metro San Diego and is pending in others. Contact your School Liaison for more information.

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)'s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. MCEC School Quest is a school finder.

Anchored4Life is a peer-to-peer club to connect youth while building transition and resiliency skills. The club provides opportunities for peers to enhance social skills, learn leadership skills, build character, improve self-esteem, and integrate into their community.

DoDEA: The Department of Defense Educational Activity instructional program provides a comprehensive pre-kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum overseas and at select locations in the continental U.S.

Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP): At overseas/international locations where there is not a DoDEA school, NDSP supports a variety of options for your children, ranging from public or private schools to homeschool programs.

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

School Liaison Officers provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies. Your child should be enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) if he or she has special needs. EFMP Liaisons can be reached by calling 775-426-3333. The number for EFMP Navy Headquarters is (866) 827-5672.

*This is a mandatory program for any family member who has special medical, educational, developmental, and/or emotional need or concern.

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

DirectSTEP eCourses explain legal requirements and best practices for behavior management, autism, IDEA eligibility, IEPs and more. They also teach parents and educators how to handle critical education issues to obtain positive outcomes while applying education laws to the day-to-day world of teaching and learning.

SpecialEdConnection: Instantly locate proven strategies, helpful tools, special education law, federal statutes/regulations and more - with the online solution thousands of your colleagues already rely on. Username: navysand; password: navystaff

Navy EFMP: Exceptional Family Member Program serves military families with special needs.

Nevada PEP: is a nonprofit organization that provides information, services and training to Nevada families of children with disabilities.

TASK: Team of Advocates for Special Kids is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and by providing community awareness programs.

PACER: With over 30 different projects, the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.

LD On-line: The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

NICHCY: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities serves the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

Military Homefront Special Needs/EFMP: This site includes all enrollment information, toolbox of resources, and worldwide directory.

DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT

School Liaison Officers connect educators with the Navy deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with Navy children. Please reach out to the School Liaison Officer before, during, or after deploying for additional support.

DEPLOYMENT RESOURCES

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. MCEC School Quest is a school finder.

Anchored4Life is a peer-to-peer club to connect youth while building transition and resiliency skills. The club provides opportunities for peers to enhance social skills, learn leadership skills, build character, improve self-esteem, and integrate into their community.

MilitaryOneSource helps make all phases of deployment successful by being prepared and informed. From pre-deployment to homecoming and reintegration, they have the information you need to take command of your MilLife, whether it is your first deployment or your last.

Operation: Military Kids: Provides support to the children and families impacted by the Global War on Terrorism.

HOMESCHOOL LINKAGE AND SUPPORT

School Liaison Officers assist Navy families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts. They also help leverage Navy Child and Youth Programs resources to support these families.

HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES

HSDLA: Provides homeschool laws by state, connects to homeschool organizations, and offers support for every step of your homeschool journey.

Homeschool Central: has a great deal of information about applicable laws and support groups right at your fingertips. Even if you are planning to educate at home in another country. 

Homeschool.com: the original homeschool community lists support groups by geographic areas.

Guide to Online Schools: From K-12 to college, explore online learning modes, hear from experts, and read how Khan Academy and other free resources help students get ahead.

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION (PIE)

PIE creates a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth. The goal of the PIE program is to improve scholastic achievement, enhance the development of social and life skills, and offer vocational guidance. If you or your command would like to become a Partner In Education, please reach out to the School Liaison Officer.

POST SECONDARY SUPPORT

School Liaison Officers leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.

POST SECONDARY RESOURCES

CollegeBoard.org: Offers students free grade, activities and test score specific profiles and information on hundreds of colleges.

StudentAid.ed.gov: Provides student financial assistance resources.

GIBill.va.gov: VA website for Post 9/11 GI Bill, transferability and Yellow Ribbon.

fastweb.com: Find schools and ways to pay on FastWEB.

finaid.org: The smart student guide to financial aid.

ACADEMY AND ROTC

defense.gov: Military Academy Links for West Point, Navy, AF, CG, Merchant Marine.

todaysmilitary.com: ROTC links for Army, Navy and Air Force.

MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

aid.military.com: Military scholarship search.

deca.org/scholarships: DECA scholarships for military children.

fra.org: Fleet Reserve Association.

amra1973.org: American Military Retirees Association.

vfw.org: Veterans of Foreign Wars.

anchorscholarship.com: Anchor Scholarships Foundation.

www.wingsoveramerica.us: Scholarships for dependents of military personnel.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

bigfuture.collegeboard.org: College Board scholarship search.

collegenet.com: College Net Scholarship database.

nationalmerit.org: National Merit Scholarships.

petersons.com: Peterson’s Undergraduate Scholarship Search.

princetonreview.com: Princeton Review Scholarships and Aid.

scholarships.com College Scholarships Directory.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONS DEVOTED TO THE MILITARY FAMILY

MyNavy Portal: web portal that integrates many of the Navy’s human resources information technology systems, knowledge, and applications into a simplified user experience.

Military Homefront: Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.

National Military Family Association (NMFA): Founded 43 years ago, the National Military Family Association is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families.

Fleet & Family Support Programs: Information on installations in Navy Region Southwest and the many services provided for military families.

Navy MWR: delivers high-quality, customer-focused programs and services that contribute to resiliency, retention, readiness, and quality of life.

Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA): a national organization of school superintendents. Our mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.

DirectSTEP eCourses explain legal requirements and best practices for behavior management, autism, IDEA eligibility, IEPs and more. They also teach parents and educators how to handle critical education issues to obtain positive outcomes while applying education laws to the day-to-day world of teaching and learning.

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a free program that allows eligible college and grades K-12 students in U.S. military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more.

National Parent Teacher Association: An organization dedicated to making a difference in the education, health, and safety of America’s children and youth.

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