Who is Eligible for this Program?
The Separation for Care of Newborns Program (SCNB) is available to the following members of Team Coast Guard:
Purpose of Program
The purpose of the Separation for Care of Newborns Program is to retain the valuable experience and training of members that might otherwise be lost. The policy allows Coast Guard members a one time temporary separation of up to two years to discharge parental responsibilities to care for newborn children, and to provide a mechanism for their return to active duty. Members who are approved for separation from the Coast Guard under this policy are eligible to affiliate with the Coast Guard Reserve during the separation.
The following definitions apply to the Separation for Care of Newborns Program:
Services and Resources Available
The following services and resources are available within the Separation for Care of Newborns Program:
Requesting Services or Resources
These services or resources can be obtained by contacting the Family Resource Specialist at your Regional Work-Life Staff. Work-Life Staffs are located at Integrated Support Commands CG-wide and at the Headquarters Support Command (CGPC-opm and CGPC-epm-1 are HQ approving offices for SCNB).
The following references provide details of the Family Child Care Program:
Related Program Information
The following references provide details of the Separation for Care of Newborns Program:
Related Web Sites
The following web sites provide information related to the Family Child Care Program:
Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Family Resource Specialist on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Dependent Care Program Manager, Mr. Ken O'Meara at (202) 475-5160 or by Email at Kenneth.R.O'Meara@uscg.mil.