The “child care worker” freeze, as announced by officials at Fort Knox, KY and Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, may have been premature in its warnings.

Originally reported last week as an unintended side effect of the ‘Federal Hiring Freeze,’ military families were left in limbo over the possibility of not having access to some child care programs that are commonplace on Army installations.

Some soldiers and their families have spent the past few days searching for alternative options, with many facing potentially untenable situations for their family care plans.

On February 17th, Colonel Stephen Aiton, garrison commander at Fort Knox, issued a statement saying “Effective immediately, no new children will be enrolled in the CDC (Child Development Center),”