What's New

This page includes a list of currently known MCC system issues, MCC system release notes, and a chart of new and/or updated training materials.

MCC Known Issues

Review the known issues document to learn about identified MCC system issues and any workarounds. If you have other issues to report, send them to the Support Desk at ProgramSupport@MilitaryChildCare.com.

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MCC Release Notes

Review the MCC program release notes to understand the new system features and improvements for each system update.

Release Release Date Technical Notes Highlights
2.1.1 17 October 2020 Program Release Notes 2.1.1
  • A new permission to allow select program users to backdate the Request for Care (RFC) date when adding a request for a child who was supplanted
  • Updates to the View Waitlist Filter and View Waitlist Results
  • Updates to allow the Program and Care Option Report to be run by users with the appropriate AOR at the Branch and Region as well as the Installation and Program levels
  • Ability for Navy and USMC households with a fee assistance request to see that request and any associated offer on their My Child Care page
2.1.0 1 September 2020 Program Release Notes 2.1.0
  • Military family types and priorities updated to comply with the Office of the Secretary of Defense February 2020 memo
  • Families required to agree to a standard acknowledgement statement and select families agree to other statements based on the family type
  • New Priority Guidance page temporarily available that displays guidance on the new priority policy changes
  • Update to support the approval of the revised Active Duty Combat-Related Wounded Warrior status
  • Update to track new requests for care that have been created due to a family being supplanted from care
  • Updates to existing reports to comply with new priority framework
  • Addition of two new reports for installation level users and above
  • Update to collect decline offer reason for facility-based programs
  • Updates to the display and functionality of the View Waitlist
2.0.11 5 August 2020 Program Release Notes v2.0.11
  • Household Profiles set to "in process" if working status is needed, and reconfirm cycle implemented
  • Additional School Year Care care offering "Alternative School Day Care" added
2.0.10 1 July 2020 Program Release Notes v2.0.10
  • The reconfirm process has been turned on and families that are 45 days from the Date Care Needed (DCN) or 60 days after DCN have been placed into a reconfirm cycle.
  • The system will collect information on where children are currently receiving care for applicable care types.
  • When reconfirming care, a family or program user on behalf of a family will be prompted to select or update where the child is receiving care for applicable care types.
  • The Where Children with Unmet Need are Receiving Care Report has been taken offline to conduct some additional analysis on the data.
2.0.9 19 June 2020 Program Release Notes v2.0.9
  • Families can update their summer camp requests to include weeks previously declined or expired that can still be offered
  • When the start or end date is changed for a summer camp care option, all families who placed a request prior to the date change will receive a system generated message
  • Once an offer is made for any request associated to the summer camp care option, the schedule cannot be changed
2.0.8 18 May 2020 Program Release Notes v2.0.8
  • Families will now indicate where their child is currently receiving care
  • A new report, Where Children with Unmet Need Are Receiving Care, is now available
  • An offer will remain visible on the family's My Child Care page and the Manage Care tab when it is accepted until a program user completes the offer
  • Text was added to the Care Option Setup to further explain the care option Effective Date
2.0.7 9 May 2020 Program Release Notes v2.0.7
  • Families will now indicate in their household whether the sponsor and/or spouse is working full-time or part-time
  • Users with appropriate permissions can now generate the Children with Immediate Need and Children with Unmet Needs for region and branch
HF 2020-08 7 Mar 2020 Program Release Notes 7 March 2020
  • Adjustments to the custom age range so only children up to the end month, and not through, are returned when describing space during the offer process
  • Updates to text contained on the Search for Care screens to clarify what it means when a family indicates they will provide transportation
  • Updates to the Summer Camp offer notification to include only the weeks included in the current offer, not weeks previously offered to the child
2.0.2 29 Feb 2020 Program Release Notes v2.0.2
  • New functionality for Children on the Cusp of the next age group or age range
  • Various updates to the Make Offer Workflow
  • 2 new reports: Children with Immediate Needs at Multiple Installations and Children with Unmet Needs at Multiple Installations
  • Updates to text contained on the Search for Care screens
  • Updates to text contained in reconfirm notifications
  • IE, Edge, Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox users will no longer receive a certification warning when accessing MilitaryChildCare.com

 

MCC Training Materials

Review the MCC training material chart to learn when new and/or updated training materials are posted in the Training Center.

New/Update Date Released Component Title Description
Update 16 Oct 2020 Resource

Position Group Overview – Air Force

Updates to the Position Group Overview document to reflect expanded roles related to the backdating the RFC date when creating a new request.

Update 16 Oct 2020 Resource

Position Group Overview – Army

Updates to the Position Group Overview document to reflect expanded roles related to the backdating the RFC date when creating a new request.

Update 16 Oct 2020 Resource

Position Group Overview – DLA

Updates to the Position Group Overview document to reflect expanded roles related to the backdating the RFC date when creating a new request.

Update 16 Oct 2020 Resource

Position Group Overview – Navy

Updates to the Position Group Overview document to reflect expanded roles related to the backdating the RFC date when creating a new request.

Update 16 Oct 2020 Resource

Position Group Overview – USMC

Updates to the Position Group Overview document to reflect expanded roles related to the backdating the RFC date when creating a new request.

New 28 August 2020 Course MCC 2.1: DoD Priority Changes

Learn about changes made to MCC to comply with the 21 February 2020 Office of the Secretary of Defense priority policy change.

Update 14 May 2020 Resource MCC Reports

The printable PDF version of the Reports Reference Guide includes several updates and new topics.

Update 14 May 2020 Reports RG Reports

All topics in the Reports Reference Guide have been updated and several new topics included.

Update 5 May 2020 Resource DoDi 6060.02 Child Development Programs

This document, the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6060.02 “Child Development Programs (CDPs)” signed August 5, 2014, establishes policy, assigns responsibilities and prescribes procedures for providing child care to minor children (birth through age 12 years) of individuals who are eligible for care in Department of Defense (DoD) sanctioned CDPs.

New 5 May 2020 Resource DoD Memo: Update to Child Care Policy Change Dated February 21, 2020

This memorandum provides updates to the February 21, 2020 Policy Change Memorandum concerning child care priorities. Coast Guard Service members (Active Duty and Reserve Component) and civilian employees will hold the same priority as equivalent DoD Service members and civilian employees.

New 3 Mar 2020 Program Profile RG Summer Camp Care Option

Instructions on creating Summer Camp by Grade care option

New 3 Mar 2020 Program Profile RG Managing Closures

The system prevents permanently closed programs and providers from reopening. When providers transfer to another installation, the coordinator should update their status to "Long-term Closure"

New 3 Mar 2020 Placement Activities RG Tips to Help Manage Placement Activities

New functionality for Children on the Cusp

New 3 Mar 2020 Placement Activities RG Make Offers Summer Camp

Information on making offers for Summer Camp by Grade

Update 3 Mar 2020 Placement Activities RG Manage Enrollment

Guidance for processing changes in eligibility and/or priority during the offer process

Update 3 Mar 2020 Placement Activities RG View and Add Comments or IAT Notes

Instructions on accessing Comments associated with a request

Update 3 Mar 2020 Resource FAQ: Offer Process

Clarification about when requests with a DCN after the date care available appear on the Make Offer list