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United States Air Force
New Parent Support Program
2630 Central Avenue
Eielson AFB, AK 99702
The New Parent Support Program is a team of support staff — made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists — that focuses on providing individualized support for new and expecting parents. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. Find out what’s available at your installation. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out a nearby installation to see if they have additional resources.
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand. The New Parent Support Program is a free service for military parents.
The program focuses on one-on-one support through home visits. Parenting classes and playgroups may also be available at some locations. Staff members include nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists.
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program.
The program’s home visitors understand the challenges of military life. They can share tools for successful parenting during PCS, deployment and more.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, or para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have kids 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your Family Advocacy Program office or Military and Family Support Center.
Anyone who is pregnant or has children under 3 years and has at least one member of the family who is eligible for treatment at the medical facility can receive services from the "Polar Babies" new parent support program. The program is designed to provide education and support to parents during their pregnancy and their babies first years of life. Topics include: what to expect when you are expecting, newborn/infant care, breast/bottle feeding, nutrition, car seat inspections, child growth and development, child proofing your home, toddler tips, discipline, family relations and personal needs. The program offers home or office visits, breastfeeding support, telephone consults, community referrals, educational programs and car seat safety inspections.
The New Parent Support Program offers a Polar Babies playgroup at the Base Chapel’s Toddler Room on Mondays 10 am -1130 am.