For the Sake of the Child

Conversations about the challenges Military-Connected Children face as they navigate multiple education systems from birth through high school.

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Oct 10th, 2019 by militarychild at 10:10 am

In this podcast, Rollie Sampson, Military Family Liaison in Moore County Schools, talks about welcoming practices, Impact Aid and preparation for military children for PCS moves.

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Military Student Transition Consultant

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Oct 3rd, 2019 by militarychild at 1:04 pm

Motivated by making positive changes for military children who receive special education services, Michelle Norman, 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Navy Spouse of the Year, and Kaci Mc Carley, MCEC Professional Development Program Manager, are dedicated to raising awareness by participating in the upcoming Congressional Military Family Caucus Summit. 

You are invited to the Congressional Military Family Caucus Summit on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center located in Columbus, GA 8:30 A.M.

Parents for FAPE Facebook Page:

National Defense Authorization Act 2020 Page 136/137:

GAO Report to Congressional Committees:


Page 17 "The Marine Corps pays particular attention to customer satisfaction. Marine Corps officials told us that every three years Marine Corps headquarters administers a survey of family members enrolled in the EFMP. We previously reported that organizations may be able to increase customer satisfaction by better understanding customer needs and Page 18 GAO-18-348 Military Personnel organizing services around those needs.33 This survey is one of the primary ways Marine Corps headquarters measures customer satisfaction with family support services at installations worldwide. Marine Corps officials also said this survey helps ensure its EFMP is based on the current needs of families with special needs.”

 This podcast has been made possible because of the generous support from the Wounded Warrior Project.

Sep 26th, 2019 by militarychild at 12:56 pm

Join us as we chat with Extraordinary Military Kid London and her dad Major Chevy Cook whose story will be featured in an Arthur episode “When Duty Calls” which premieres on PBS KIDS on October 16th.


London -  "I'm proud to be a military kid. Life is about opportunities and finding the positive."

Sep 19th, 2019 by militarychild at 11:28 am

The family plays a major role in a military child’s social convoy.  Dr. Toni Antonucci, Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Senior Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan talks about military lifestyle influences and ways to stabilize a child’s convoy of social support. 


This podcast has been made possible because of the generous support from the Mildenhall Spouses’ Association.

Sep 12th, 2019 by militarychild at 2:06 pm

1 in 5 Children in the United States Experience a Mental Illness.  Gerard Migeon, Director of Marketing at Clarity Child Guidance Center a nonprofit treatment center specialized in children’s mental health talks about mental wellness for military children, parenting strategies, warning signs for parents to be aware of and ways to find help for a child.


This podcast has been made possible because of the generous support from the Spouses’ Clubs at Warren, Scott and Vance Air Force Bases.


Sep 5th, 2019 by militarychild at 12:34 pm

In this podcast, Deborah Stein, Network Director for the Partnership for America’s Children and the Count All Kids Campaign, and Jocelyn Bissonnette, Director of the Funders Census Initiative, talk about a major problem facing the 2020 Census-- the undercount of young children, why it matters, and what parents, schools and community members can do to be sure ALL kids are counted. 

Count All Kids:

Registration link for the Sept 10 webinar:

Census curriculum for pre-k through 12th grade that helps raise the visibility and understanding of the Census and why it’s important to fill out among parents.  These materials are a great resource for Statistics in Schools Week March 2-6th as well. Constitution Day Resources for the 2020 Census:

Factsheet from the U.S. Census Bureau:

Residence guide sheet that addresses military:



Aug 29th, 2019 by militarychild at 2:07 pm

Steve Bumbaugh the head of College and Career Access at the College Board shares SAT and college preparation tips, resources and scholarship opportunities available to all students.

With 20 hours of practice using the free personalized SAT prep tool with Khan Academy there is an average 115 score gain for students.

In 6 critical steps starting junior year of high school, help alleviate some of the stress associated with the college process and be rewarded for grit, persistence and effort with the College Board Opportunity Scholarship at:

Big Future- college finder tool.

College Board Military-Focused College Planning can be found at:

Aug 22nd, 2019 by militarychild at 9:51 am

Shawn Francis from the College Board talks about the new changes with Pre AP courses and their relevance for highly mobile students.  

Aug 15th, 2019 by militarychild at 1:55 pm

Brown University student, Evan, talks about how he turned challenges in high school into opportunities.  He offers advice to other military teens about college, balance, giving back to the community, sports, deployment and much more.  This is a conversation that you will want to share with your kids.   

Aug 8th, 2019 by militarychild at 3:13 pm

Dr. Bob Grimesey, Superintendent Moore County Schools, military dad, educator and community leader shares about how his county uniquely serves military families along with what has been the driving force behind his desire to serve this community.  


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