Military Families



Richmond Elementary School – Point of Contact

Michael Yancey

Principal – Michael Yancey

[email protected]



Richmond Elementary School – Office Manager (Enrollment)

Gwen Davies

[email protected]



Sierra Sands Unified School District



Sierra Sands Unified School District – New Student Enrollment


California Department of Education


The California Department of Education is an agency within the Government of California that oversees public education. The department oversees funding and testing, and holds local educational agencies accountable for student achievement.


City of Ridgecrest – Activities 760-499-5151


SLO – Jessie Vasquez

[email protected]

Office (760)939-7135

  • Help schools better understand the challenges military families face
  • Inform parents about local school policies (graduation requirements, after school programs, youth sponsorship and homeschooling)
  • Connect units and schools through partnership initiatives
  • Conduct workshops to help parents navigate educational transition and advocate for their children


MFLC – Military Family Life Counselor

Richmond Elementary School -   



NAWS – China Lake (on base)

Diane Cable (442) 222-0083


The Military and Family Life Counseling program supports service members, their families and survivors with confidential non-medical counseling where they are stationed. Non-medical counseling can help individuals address issues such as improving relationships at home and work, stress management, adjustment difficulties, parenting, and grief or loss.


CYP – Child and Youth Programs

Mary Graves
Installation Director
Child and Youth Programs
Navy Region Southwest
NAWS China Lake


Director - Sherry Good 

  • Child Development Centers - Early childhood and preschool education
  • Family Child Care - In-home childcare with certified providers
  • School-age Care Programs - K-6th grade, before/after school


Fleet and Family Support Center

China Lake 760-939-4545

Director Tam Nguyen (760) 939-4551

Jenny Rodriguez (760) 939-1018


One-stop-shop for family readiness information and services.  Centers are open to all service members and their families, regardless of the service member's branch.

  • Dining Services (Galleys and Food & Beverage)
  • Fleet, Family and Child Programs
  • Housing (Bachelor, Family, and Navy Gateway Inns & Suites)
  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)


Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)


The Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) assists Navy families with special needs. If you have an exceptional family member, EFMP enrollment is mandatory so that the US Navy can provide you and your family support, to include duty station recommendations that have adequate medical and educational facilities for your family.



MCEC – Military Child Education Coalition


  • Military-connected children’s academic, social and emotional needs are recognized, supported and appropriate responses provided.
  • Parents, and other supporting adults, are empowered with the knowledge to ensure military-connected children are college, workforce and life-ready.
  • A strong community of partners is committed to support an environment where military-connected children thrive.




SchoolQuest is a free, online tool that helps parents of military-connected children to prepare for the frequent school moves and other unique stressors of a military lifestyle. The website serves as a virtual hub where parents and students can find helpful information, tools, and resources centralized on a single platform.


Military OneSource


Military OneSource offers a variety of helpful content and services for military service members and their families. Their services include private, non-medical counseling, consultations and coaching, and life chat for individual questions. is an online tutoring service that has partnered with the DoD to help support military-connected students. is free for all military-connected students.


Blue Star Families


Works to empower families to thrive as they serve. They are committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support. 



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