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Family Child Care


Family Child Care (FCC) program offers in-home care for children ages 2 weeks to 12 years, in either on-installation housing or in civilian communities. FCC offers families child care when alternative weekend, evening care, swing and midnight shifts, and special needs care is required. The groups are multi-age and smaller ratios than in the centers. We provide family members a chance to become an approved FCC provider.

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If you are over 18 years of age, able to speak, read and write English and are in good mental and physical health you might be on your way to a new rewarding career that can follow you wherever you are stationed.  Find out all the provider requirements here.

   
 

Extended Duty Care (EDC)

Active duty, Air National Guard ( in activated status), Air Force Reserves (in activated status), and DoD civilians assigned to or working on the installation can utilize this program for child care services when weekly workloads exceed their typical 50-hour childcare arrangements on a temporary basis. Families must be purchasing full time child care services. There must also not be anyone else in the household available to provide care. Childcare is provided for non-traditional hours, i.e., evenings and weekends, outside of the normal operating hours of the CDC or School Age program. EDC can be used for on-base mission related duty, extended duty days, temporary shift changes, rapid mobilization, deployment, and short notice TDYs.

Returning Home Care

Active Duty, Air National Guard (in activated status), and Air Force Reserve members (in activated status) returning to their home stations after deployments of a minimum of 30 calendar days or personnel who routinely deploy on a short-term basis (cumulative of 30 days in a six month period) in support of contingency operations, will receive 16 hours of childcare per child (12 years and under. Each member may use no more than 16 hours of care per child per 6-month period.

Deployment Care Program

This program is for Active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve members assigned to an AF or Joint Base Air Force led installation that deploy a minimum of 30 calendar days or personnel who routinely deploy on a short-term basis (cumulative of 30 days in a six month period) in support of contingency operations, will receive 16 hours of childcare per child prior to and during the deployment.  Each member may use no more than 16 hours of care per child per six-month period.

Missile Care Program

Active duty assigned to missile sites for more than 24 hours. This program is offered at Malmstrom, Minot, and F. E. Warren Air Force installations. Families utilize this program for child care services when weekly workloads exceed their typical 50-hour childcare arrangements. Families must be purchasing full time child care services. There must also not be anyone else in the household available to provide care.The Missile Care program provides overnight, weekend and holiday childcare in homes, for children whose parents are assigned to the missile sites.

Subsidy Program

Parents may utilize FCC homes and pay the same weekly fee they would be charged for childcare in the CDC or School-Age Program. Currently, the Air Force is buying down the cost for those parents where there is not space available in the CDC and School Age programs, special needs children, and those who work shifts outside the normal operating hours of the CDC or School Age Program. The amount offset by the Air Force is based on the type of care provided, the age of the child, and the provider’s license/affiliation status. The FCC Subsidy Program is intended to help support military spouses’ employment, education, or special medical circumstances. Subsidies will only be provided to single parent families, families with a working spouse, or one who is enrolled in school.

Supplemental Child Care

Active duty, Air National Guard ( in activated status), Air Force Reserves (in activated status), and DoD civilians assigned to or working on the installation can utilize this program for child care services when weekly workloads exceed their typical 50-hour childcare arrangements on a regular basis. Families must be purchasing full time child care services. There must also not be anyone else in the household available to provide child care.

Home Community Care

Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves can utilize this program. This program enables families to obtain high-quality child care from licensed or affiliated providers at or near the installation for their primary UTA weekend. There must also not be anyone else in the household available to provide care.

Wounded Warrior Care

This program is for an Active duty member assigned to an AF or Joint Base Air Force led installation wounded warrior who need child care for short term needs, such as, medical and military appointments.

Emergency Medical Care

This program is for an Active Duty member assigned to an AF or Joint Base Air Force led installation who is experiencing an emergency medical issue with an immediate family member.

AF PCS Child Care for Other Branches of Service

Active duty Army, Navy, and Marine families assigned to an active duty AF installation who PCS can use this care. Each family receives 20 hours per child of free child care services.

OConus Respite Care

Active duty AF members assigned to or working on the installation can utilize this program for child care services for twenty hours of free respite care for an Exceptional Family Member child.  This care is available in FCC homes at the following locations:  Ramstein, Spangdahlem, RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall, Kadena, Misawa, and Yokota.  This care is also available at the following CDC or SA Programs:  RAF Menwith Hill, RAF Croughton, RAF Alconbury, Incirlik, Geilenkirchen, Aviano, Lajes Field, and Osan.

AFAS Child Care for PCS

Air Force Aid Society will pay up to 20 hours of child care per child in conjunction with a PCS move. Air Force families with PCS orders can obtain a Child Care for PCS Certificate at the base Relocation Office in the Family Support Center. Families can receive a certificate at both the base from which they are departing and at their new base. Certificates are good only at the base at which they are issued--unused hours do not transfer from one base to another. Families may use the 20 hours of child care within 60 days before the family's departure from a base, and 60 days after arriving at the new base. This program is open to all ranks unless there is a shortage of childcare providers at the base in which case priority would be given to junior ranking personnel.

AFAS Child Care for Volunteers

Recognizing the importance of volunteers to the base community, the Air Force Aid Society provides funding for the Child Care for Volunteers program at selected bases. The program provides up to $1000 per month to pay childcare expenses in Air Force licensed or affiliated FCC homes for volunteers who are engaged in supporting programs, which benefit the Air Force community.

   
 
     
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