Program helps moms, dads get a night out

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Need a break? Maybe a date with your spouse or some alone time to run a few errands?

Give Parents A Break is a program on base geared to helping parents who, well, need a break. The program is funded by the Air Force Aid Society, said Jan Seachris, Airman and Family Services flight chief. All you need to do is go online to 75thforcesupport.com, go to the menu tab, click on child development center, download the form, fill it out and turn it in.

“We will provide activities for the children while the parents are out doing things on their own time,” Seachris said. “We will also provide a meal or snack. It’s really a great opportunity for parents to go on a date, go shopping or just have some down time alone while knowing their kids are being well cared for.”

The cost is $15 per child without a referral. If you are single, the cost is free. Infants through age five can be dropped off at the Child Development Center, east building 470. Kindergarten through the age of 12 can be dropped off at the Youth Center. Parents need to sign up the Thursday before. The dates and times are July 19 from 5-9 p.m.

Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and Sept. 20 from 5-9 p.m. Once you are on file, it’s good for one year, Seachris said.

In conjunction with Give Parents A Break, is Parents Night Out, which provides child care during events for parents.

For more information, call 801-777-6321 or 801-777-2419.