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Military children focus of April events

From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth their age never experience. Their ability to adapt to present and future changes deserves our respect and admiration. In an effort to recognize the hard work- and applaud- the courage of military children, the Department of Defense (DOD) has deemed April as the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). It is a time to honor military youth for the important role they play in contributing to the strength of the Army Family. MOMC also reaffirms the Army’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services as well as, providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive.

This year marks 31st anniversary of the Department of Defense designating April as Month of the Military Child, recognizing that the strength of the nation is built on the readiness and resilience of every member of the all-volunteer Army, including the personal sacrifice of Family members and, in this case, the children of military service members and Department of the Army Civilians. This year's theme, "Military Kids: At Home Across the World," will help our nation understand how important our military children are, no matter where they are stationed.

At Carlisle Barracks, multiple events are planned to help recognize these important members of our community.

Month of the Military Child Kick Off Parade

April 3, 9:15 AM

Depart from the Moore CDC.

The Wilson Middle School drummers will lead the parade, as we "kick off" the Month of the Military Child.


Iron Chef for Middle School/Teens (6th-12th grades)

April 6, 4:30 PM

McConnell Youth Center

Create a masterpiece with the ingredients provided. Prizes will be awarded.


CYS Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 9 a.m.

Moore CDC

Bring your Easter basket and gather eggs in this exciting event!


Scholastic Book Fair

April 8-14,

Moore CDC & McConnell YC

Help the Easter Bunny out! Come shop for books for your child's Easter basket.

Both facilities will receive with new books as a result of the sales during this event.


Purple Up! for Military Kids

April 14

All CYS facilities.

Wear purple to show your support for our military kids!

*Please note:  The Purple Up day is held on 15 April annually; however, since all our facilities are not open, we will celebrate it on 14 April this year!



Family Movie Night

April 15, 7- 9 PM

McConnell Youth Center

Come dressed in your jammies or comfy clothing. Bring your blankets and pillows!


Iron Chef for School Age Care (1st-5th grades)April 20, 4:30 PM

McConnell Youth Center

Create a masterpiece with the ingredients provided.

Prizes will be awarded.



Parents' Night Out

April 21, 6 PM-11 PM

$45 per child

Moore CDC: Infants-Pre-K

McConnell YC: K-5th grade

Must be a registered member.

Must have at least 12 children at each facility to provide care.