Champions program adopts Army platoon

Although April is the Month of the Military Child, several Champions programs in central California honored servicemen and women earlier this year. In February, all 11 programs in Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, and Galt, signed up with the AdoptaPlatoon campaign. AdoptaPlatoon is a nonprofit dedicated to boosting the morale of deployed U.S. servicemen and women…

Celebrating our nation’s youngest heroes

More than 1 million young children in the United States grow up in a military family—and for these kids, change and transition are commonplace. Parents can suddenly deploy or have a permanent change of station, and the whole family may move to a new military installation. “The children of military families are not different, but…

Month of the Military Child: Taking extra time

Patty Jauregui, center director at the Chula Vista KinderCare, understands the importance of building strong relationships with all of her families, but she also knows that for her military families in this San Diego suburb, having a strong relationship with teachers and staff at her center means a little bit more. In her four years…