What is a Family Child Care Program?
Family Child Care (FCC) programs provide child care in housing owned or leased by the government and under the control of the installation commander. FCC Providers are private contractors certified and monitored by the command.
Interested in Becoming a Certified Family Child Care Provider?
The FCC Program trains and certifies military dependents (18yrs. or older) to provide child care within their base quarters. FCC Providers offer flexible child care hours along with small, intimate environments for children’s early development. The FCC Program holds DoD certification and participates in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. See this FCC Parent Handbook for information regarding becoming a FCC Provider.
How do I get started?
- Complete a new provider application and background checks (click here for the FCC Provider Application Form [1 MB]). Upon completion, please turn in application to the FCC office.
- Successfully complete a 40 hour week training session.
- Pass initial home inspections from Federal Fire, Health and Sanitation along with Base Safety.
- Be willing to participate in on-going training to ensure quality care to children.
Did you Know?
Homes shall be certified by the command if care is provided on a regular basis for more than 10 “child care hours” per week. (e.g. a Resident caring for two children for five hours is providing 10 hours of child care). Any home providing care for children outside the parameters of this definition, that is not certified will be considered unauthorized. Enforcement of unauthorized care shall be in accordance with the Housing Office rules and regulations. Refer to page 6 in your Resident handbook for more information.
If you are interested in becoming a certified Family Child Care Provider or have questions, please call 808-257-5525. The Family Child Care Program office is located at Bldg. 6753.