Marine & Family Services is a community-based division of Marine Corps Community Services that supports the individual Marine or sailor and their families. With a knowledgeable and experienced staff of social workers, educators and specialists, Marine & Family Services has something for everyone including employment aid, education, counseling and child care.
Child Care Programs
Programs for children provide hourly, part-day and full-day child care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. For program information, contact the Resource and Referral Office at 808-257-7430.
Family Child Care trains and certifies spouses to provide child care in their base quarters. FCC providers offer flexible child care hours and provide a small, intimate environment for children’s early development. If you are interested in becoming a certified FCC provider, call 808-257-5525. The FCC office is in Building 6111.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii boasts two Child Development Centers. The Kupulau CDC offers full-day and part-day programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. The Laulima CDC is also open for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Families that are interested in placing their child in a CDC should contact the Resource & Referral Office at 808-257-7430.
Community Counseling Program
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7780
The Community Counseling Program provide a variety of programs and services to military members and their families to enhance life skills and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through seminars, workshops, treatment groups, counseling and intervention services. Individual, marital and family counseling, provided by licensed professionals, is available by appointment.
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-2158
The Education Center provides services for active-duty service members, family members, veterans and DOD civilians, including test preparation, tuition assistance, on-base colleges and education resources.
Exceptional Family Member Program
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-0290
The Exceptional Family Member Program ensures the needs of the exceptional family member are taken into consideration throughout the change of assignment process. These needs may include physical, emotional, developmental and medical components. Staff members will assist military members in the enrollment process and provide information on local military and community support programs.
A family member with special needs warrants a certain lifestyle, sacrifice and rewards. The EFMP staff is dedicated to ensure that all Marine and Navy families who have a special needs family member are provided with information and resources necessary to assist them.
The Support Group provides an opportunity for families to network informally and to receive valuable training on special needs issues.
For a list of EFMP resources, visit www.mccshawaii.com/efmp.
Family Member Employment Assistance Program
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-8354
This program provides employment assistance and information about how to find employment in Hawaii for family members of Marines, sailors, reservists and retirees.
The Career Resource Management Center assists family members, retirees, reservists and active-duty personnel seeking employment. This is accomplished through services, seminars and special employment recruitment — at no cost.
CRMC has an extensive stock of career resource books. The subjects covered include resume instruction, college information, career fields and current professional topics and trends.
Information & Referral Program/Lending Locker
Looking for information and don’t know where to start? Information and Referral can help with knowledge of services and programs available at MCB Hawaii and civilian agencies in the local community, as well as national resources. Call 808-257-8354.
Marine Corps Family Team Building
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-2087
Marine Corps Family Team Building enhances family readiness and provides internal support and resources to programs such as Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills; Chaplains’ Religious Enrichment Operation; Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program; LifeSkills; Readiness and Deployment Support; and the Family Readiness Program.
Personal Financial Management Program
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7783
The goal of this program is to increase financial literacy, promote personal and family financial responsibility, support mission readiness for commands and educate Marines, sailors and their dependents on how to achieve financial success.
Transition Readiness Program
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7790
This program provides career and job-search assistance, occupational guidance and transition guidance information to separating and retiring service members and their families. Assistance is available for resume and federal application preparation, interview skills and a career resource center for career research and professional development.
Youth Activities at Kaneohe Bay include School Age Care, School Age Care Day Camps and Youth Classes/Lessons. All youth participants must register with the Child and Youth Programs office and pay a membership fee before registering and paying for individual Youth Activities programs. For more information, call 808-257-2030.
School Age Care: The MCCS School Age Care Program provides before- and after-school care to children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Full-time care is offered on school waiver days, teacher work days and state holidays but is closed on federal holidays and weekends. Program hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
School Age Care Day Camps: School Age Care Day Camps are available when there is a school holiday and during school intersessions. The SAC Day Camps offer a wide variety of fun and exciting activities, arts and crafts, field trips and special guest presentations.
School Liaison: The school liaison, in Building 216 supports and facilitates school transitions for Marine Corps families with school-age children, providing information to help families makes the best decisions for their children. The school liaison can help answer questions related to the Hawaii Department of Education, private schools and home schooling. Call 808-257-2019 for more information.
- Dance Movement Academy & K-Bay Gymnastics classes are for kids between the ages of 1 and 18. Classes are Monday through Saturday for areas of interest such as team gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling and trampoline, jazz and tap dancing and hula. Fees vary.
- Goju Kan Karate classes for participants 7 to 17 years help in the development of fitness, mental discipline, self-confidence, self-control, balance and coordination.
- Piano Lessons: Available for CYP member youth ages 5 to 17.