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57950 Leavenworth Street
McConnell AFB, KS 67221-3606
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That probably means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand.
The New Parent Support Program is a free service that helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provide a nurturing environment for their children. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes.
The New Parent Support Program is a team made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists who offer support and guidance by helping parents:
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program and contact your installation New Parent Support Program office to find out what’s available at your installation.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, and para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models. The program is supervised and monitored at the installation level by the Family Advocacy program manager.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have children age 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your installation New Parent Support Program office or Family Advocacy Program office.
The McConnell AFB New Parent Support Program is a team of nurses, social workers and facilitators who provide education and support to expectant and/or new parents with newborns up to children three years of age. Our goal is to build healthy families in our military community. The program provides free books, handouts and videos on care of infants and toddlers, education on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and newborns, home visits by a registered nurse, hospital-grade breast pumps for loan, classes on Lamaze/childbirth/newborn relationship classes, support groups, and resources by the local community.
The following are eligible for the program: active duty families, new and/or expectant parents, single parents, parents who lack support systems, families with children who require special care, parents of difficult-to-console infants or toddlers, parents with little or no experience with infants and toddlers, and experienced parents who are seeking information.
Call or visit your family advocacy nurse at McConnell AFB clinic (316) 759-5772.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, and other services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health classes on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, shopping on a budget and more. To find a local WIC office, visit the Sedgwick County Health Department.