There are a wealth of programs for family members in the Kaiserslautern Miltiary Community.
Though you can wait to get familiar with many of these programs once you arrive, there are a few things you can do early to help ease the transition for you and your family.
All spouses should sign up with Airman & Family Readiness Center to attend the "Ramstein Spouses Orientation Course" offered Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Building 2120 (A&FRC).
You can also check out the various groups in the area (Ramstein Officers Spouses Club
and the Ramstein Enlisted Spouses Association
), and check out the spouses' inprocessing checklist
for tips on what to do upon arrival.
Special Needs Identification & Assignment Coordinator/Exceptional Family Member Program
This agency is collated with Family Advocacy in Bldg. 2121. Their primary function is to determine special needs requirements for assignment purposes and assist families in finding a suitable installation based on their unique needs. For more information, please contact DSN: 314-479-2370.
Child Care Programs on the Installation
******Due to the lack of off-base child care facilities, it is highly recommended you take action on child care issues before PCSing to Ramstein. Both Child Development Centers and School Age Care programs have waiting lists.
We encourage you to place your child/children on the appropriate waiting list through your sponsor or by contacting the CDC as soon as you receive orders. You can also check them out online through the 86th Force Squadron Web site
, click on Airmen and Family Services.
KMC CDC and School-Age Programs Wait list guidance.
Main Ramstein CDC
Location: Bldg. 800
Phone number: DSN 314-480-6011 or commercial 011-49-6371-47-6011
Location: Bldg. 1030
Phone number: DSN 314-489-7419 or commercial 011-49-631-536-7419
There are several Department of Defense schools in the KMC. For more information on each school -- to include where you can find registration requirements and dates, check out the DOD Schools Fact Sheet.
Keep in mind, where you live is where your children will go to school, so check out the KMC school zoning pamphlet
to ensure you understand how the schools are broken out amongst the villages.
For more information, check out the youth and family programs fact sheet.
Click here for the KMC Child Supervision Policy.