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Family Child Care

Family Child Care (FCC) offers families an alternative to center-based child care. FCC providers open their homes to care for children from other families. Far from a babysitting service, FCC providers offer a home-like atmosphere and small groups for children. Providers interact with them with open affection and respect. They encourage the children’s development and provide a friendly, warm, nurturing environment.

FAMILY CHILD CARE OFFICE HOURS
The Family Child Care office is open daily from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (There may be occasions when the coordinator is not in the office but in the providers’ homes.)

A member of the FCC staff will be available in the office daily from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. to assist parents.

A listing of all licensed or affiliated FCC providers is available in a mailbox outside the FCC office or at both of the Child Development Centers, the Youth Center and various other base locations.

VARIETY OF FAMILY CHILD CARE OPTIONS

Here are the kinds of care available through our Family Child Care office.

Extended Duty Care

Available during non- traditional hours for parents working temporarily extended or additional shifts to support the mission.

Pre-Deployment Care

Pre-deployment care (PDCC) provides child care for children ages 12 and under. Up to 16 hours of care per child is available to those active duty, National Guard, and Reserve members assigned to an Air Force or Joint Base Air Force led installation during deployment in support of contingency operations for more than 30 days. Care for PDCC is provided in an Air Force Family Child Care Home participating in the AF FCC Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program. The 16 hours must be used prior to deployment. To request care, the parent must complete the AF FCC ECC registration and submit it with a copy of the deployment orders to the FCC office. Please call 719-556-4322 to contact your installation’s FCC Coordinator.

Deployment Child Care

Deployment Child Care (DCC) provides child care for children ages 12 and under. Up to 16 hours of care per child each month is available to those active duty, National Guard, and Reserve members assigned to an Air Force or Joint Base Air Force led installation prior to deploying in support of contingency operations for more than 30 days. For example, if a service member were deployed for 6 months, the family could utilize 96 total hours of free child care. Care for DCC is provided in an Air Force Family Child Care Home participating in the AF FCC Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program. The 16 hours must be used during the deployment. To request care, the parent must complete the AF FCC ECC registration and submit it with a copy of the deployment orders to the FCC office. Please call 719-556-4322 to contact your installation’s FCC Coordinator.

Returning Home Care

Child Care up to 16 hours for eligible members returning after a minimum 30-day deployment in support of a contingency operation, after a series of short term deployments totaling 30 days in a six month period, or during members’ 2 week R&R leaved from deployed location.

Subsidy Program

Allows parents to use an AF FCC child care program for the same cost as the Child Development Center (CDC) or School Age Programs (SAP).

Child Care for PCS

Cares for children while parents prepare for PCS move. Covers 20 hours of care per child at both departing and new base. Must be used within 60 days of departure or arrival.

ANG/AFR Home Community Care

Allows ANG/AFR parents to use licensed and affiliated EDC homes during drill weekends.

For more information, please call the FCC Coordinator at 719-556-4322 or visit her in Bldg. 1465.

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