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Moving is never easy. Between out processing, packing and saying goodbye, stress is normal. The information on this page will help military spouses find new jobs and ease some of the headache that comes with getting your little ones set up with schools, the Child Development Center, Youth Center and much more.

For young children

Military families may request child care by visiting MilitaryChildCare.com. This Department of Defense website serves all military families seeking child care (including Child Development Centers, Family Child Care and school age care programs) and provides access to military-operated child care options world-wide. Families may search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profile online, simplifying the process for finding child care.


Child Development Centers (CDC)

The Maxwell-Gunter Child Development (CDC) Program provides quality care for military and civilian children ages 6 weeks to 5 years (or until they start kindergarten). The program consists of two child development centers, one at Maxwell and one at Gunter Annex. Parents interested in contacting the programs may call 334-953-6667 or DSN 312- 493-6667 for the Maxwell CDC, or 334-416-3185 or DSN 312-596-3185 for the Gunter CDC.

School Age Program (SAP)

Both Maxwell and Gunter Youth Programs provide School-age Care. For more information on the Maxwell School-age Program, please call 334-953-6292 or DSN 312-493-6292. The Maxwell Program offers before and After School Care and summer/holiday camps. The Gunter School-age Program offers after school care and summer/holiday camps. For more information on the Gunter Program, call 334-416-1427 or DSN 312-596-1427. Both School-age Programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Youth Center Sponsorship Program

This program matches youth ages 9-18 coming to Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex with volunteer sponsors their own age. This will enable them to become familiar with the base and the surrounding area. We also work with children departing Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex for other bases. If you are leaving Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, we make every effort to contact your receiving base and get you a sponsor there. See the below link for information on becoming a sponsor and requesting sponsorship for Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex.


Child Care for PCS

The Maxwell Relocation Assistance Program offers the Child Care for PCS Program sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society. This program is intended to help relieve some of the stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move. The Air Force Aid Society will pay up to 20 hours of child care per child in certified Family Child Care homes or the CDC/Youth Center on base. Families with PCS orders are eligible to receive a certificate from the Maxwell Airman and Family Readiness Center relocation staff for use within 60 days of the family's arrival at the base.

employment information

It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.

The employment atmosphere in the Montgomery area is steady and growing. Reasonable commuting areas include Prattville, Elmore, Wetumpka, and Millbrook. Montgomery is the capital of Alabama with the majority of state government jobs (9,500 employees) located in this area. The Federal Government is the largest employer in the area due to Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base (12,700 employees). Baptist Health Systems employees over 4,000 employees and the Montgomery Public Schools employ 4,000 employees as well. There is a variety of employment opportunities on the installation and in the local community. For individual employment assistance for job opportunities on the installation and local community contact the Employment Assistance Consultant at the Maxwell Airman and Family Readiness Center.

Airman and Family Readiness Center

Employment Assistance Program


Classes offered

Job Search Strategies - helps customers prepare for a successful employment search.

Applying for Federal Employment - helps customers apply for federal employment

Employment Board - located within the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Hours available 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Employment Fairs - held once a year.


When you're moving, your to-do list can seem long enough to fill a packing box. But if your family has special medical and/or educational needs, help is available before, during and after your move. Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program provides military families with special needs consideration during the assignment process and access to services to help navigate medical and/or educational support systems.

The Exceptional Family Member Program has three components

Identification and enrollment ensures that special needs – diagnosis, frequency of care,

medications and special accommodations – are documented.

Assignment coordination requires information about special needs to be taken into account

when the service member is considered for a new assignment.

Family support provides information and referral for military and community services, and

non-clinical case management services.

For more information on EFMP call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (334)953-2353 or DSN 312-493-2353.

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