Become a provider today!


Become an EFMP Respite Care Provider! Join the team of providers who serve Navy / Air Force families with a child with special needs.

➤ Do you have a passion to work with children with special needs?

➤ Do you currently provide care for children with special needs?

➤ You can get paid to provide NAVY / USAF EFMP Respite Care while gaining valuable knowledge and experience as an EFMP Respite Care Provider.


Enjoy great benefits:

➤ Receive Free Training

➤ Receive Support and Resources

➤ Enjoy Flexible Hours

➤ Receive Competitive Wages

➤ Gain Valuable Experience


Providers are independent contractors.


Send us an email:contactus@thestorkshelpers.com to obtain more information about the program.



Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 

Respite Care


What is Navy / Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care?

U.S. Navy / Air Force (USAF) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) families stationed throughout the country have children who require child care services. Some children have special needs that require unique child care considerations. Finding and paying for quality child care for children with special needs can also present significant challenges for military families. The U.S. Navy / Air Force EFMP has established a quality respite child care program for families with children having special needs and who are enrolled in the Navy / USAF EFMP.  Respite Child Care is specially designed for Navy / Air Force families who have children diagnosed with moderate or severe special needs.


What is included in Navy / Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care?

  •   40 hours of respite child care per month
  •   Your choice of an approved* in-child's home or licensed Family Child Care or child care center


*Approved providers have comprehensive background checks and pre-service training: CPR, First Aid, Medication Dispensation, and Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention as well as subject matter training in the care of children with special needs.


How much will Navy / Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care cost my family?

Respite Child Care is free to eligible families


Who is eligible for Navy / Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care?


Airmen are eligible if:
The family is enrolled in the NAVY / USAF EFMP
The EFM children, ages birth through 18 years, are diagnosed with moderate or severe special needs
The sibling, ages birth through 12 years  
The EFM child(ren) and siblings must reside with the Sailor / Airman 
The Sailor / Airman is active duty


How do I apply for Navy / Air Force Respite Child Care?

Interested families should contact Child Care Aware® of America at 1-800-424-2246 to begin the process. Child Care Aware® of America will connect the Sailor / Airman's family to The Stork's Helpers Inc. The Stork's Helpers Inc. will work individually with each family to complete the necessary application and assist with connecting the family to a local respite child care provider who will meet their needs. 


How long does it take?

The process is individualized for each family. The agency will meet with the family to complete the initial paperwork. The agency and family will work together to identify potential respite child care providers to determine which provider(s) best meet the family's needs. Once a provider has been interviewed and selected by the family, the family will notify the agency and care can begin.





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