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Child care
Child care for children ages 5 and under is severely limited at Aviano. While there is a Child Development Center location in both Area F and Area 1, priority goes to children of military-married-to-military and single-parent households. Since there is no on-base family housing, there are no in-home/Family Child Care daycare providers, and there are few off-base child care options on the economy. Some CDC slots are reserved for Right Start families. You can make Right Start CDC reservations 30 days in advance as can families PCSing in/out of Aviano. Contact the CDC manager at DSN 314-632-5199 or -8246 for more information about all CDC programs. Otherprograms are available for school age kids. Your key spouse will be able to inform you about the various child care options at Aviano.

Aviano Child Development Centers 
Aviano Youth Programs 
Child Development Services
Child & youth programs

Children's Education
Aviano Air Base has K-12 education available on base at the Aviano Elementary School and Aviano Middle/High School offered through the Department of Defense Education Activity. Approximately 1,175 children are registered in the Aviano schools.   There are also families that home school their children at Aviano. Additionally, there are multiple universities that offer classes on base. You can contact the base Education Office at DSN 314-632-5330 if you have questions. Also, don't hesitate to talk to your sponsor/key spouse about all education issues at Aviano. Contact the schools by dialing DSN 314-632-5677 for Aviano Elementary School, DSN 314-632-5777 for Aviano Middle School or DSN 314-632-5877 for the Aviano High School. For information about registration, curriculum, etc., visit the following links:

Aviano Elementary School
Aviano Middle/High School Education
Local schools
Overseas schools
Special education

School Liason Office
The School Liaison Office's role is to act as a community facilitator: connecting schools, families, and community services to address education issues impacting military children.

Continuing Education
The Aviano Education and Training Center boasts USAFE's newest education center with state of the art classrooms including a Chemistry/Biology laboratory. In partnership with five local colleges and universities, we offer five terms per year providing classes at the Certificate, Associate, Bachelor and Master degree level. Commissioning briefings and Study Skills classes are conducted on a monthly basis.

Aviano Education and Training Center

Spouse Employment
Spouse employment opportunities are limited at Aviano because Italian law prohibits Aviano personnel and dependents from working on the economy (this includes at-home businesses such as in-home child care and hair styling). There are limited appropriated employment opportunities (GS or WG positions) but non-appropriated funds jobs are more plentiful in recreation, child care, administration, food services, and sales. Because of the limited spouse employment opportunities, spouses seeking employment often accept jobs outside their desired specialty. There are also lots of volunteer opportunities around the base, so even if you can't find employment or decide not to work, you can still make a positive impact in the community. For more information on empoyment visit, or visit  the following links for available job opportunities.

Federal positions
Nonappropriated funds positions
Army and Air Force Exchange Service

Spouses must be citizens of the U.S. or a NATO country to be employed on the base. Talk to your key spouse for more information about job opportunities at Aviano.

Key Spouse Connection
The key spouse is a spouse volunteer who serves as primary liaison between a unit and its families. They are appointed by the commander and keep him or her informed about family concerns. They also provide information to families about the squadron and base programs and events. Click  for a directory of key spouses from units across Aviano.

Additional Information       
Family center   
Aviano Airman & Family Readiness Center          
Frequently Asked Questions