Family Child Care Homes
- Why choose FCC?
- Pass stringent background checks and inspections
- Receive intensive training and support
- Are regularly visited and undergo scheduled and surprise inspections
- Offer programs designed to help prepare your child for school
- Provide flexible hours to meet parent’s needs
- Offer a comfortable family setting
- Allow siblings to stay together
- Allow younger and older children to learn from each other
- Allow school-age children to remain in a neighborhood setting
- Offer full-day, part-day or hourly options
- May include 24-hour and long term care, evening and weekend care during TDY or short-term parental absences
- Available for children ages 4 weeks (center-based facility starts at 6 weeks) through 12 years
- Option of choosing a multi-cultural home that is bilingual where children can “acquire” a second language instead of “learning” a second language through traditional methods.
- Smaller environment with a maximum of six children instead of 15 in the center-based program promotes a healthier environment and lower frequency of sicknesses.
- More intimate surroundings where providers really get to know your child on a personal basis fostering your child’s home away from home.
- FCC homes have the same activity centers as center-based programs are required, like dramatic play area, arts, manipulative and blocks, and reading area.
- FCC providers have a daily lesson plan that parents can view to keep up with your child’s learning opportunities through the week.
- Additional Benefits to Parents
- Extended care hours for early mornings, evenings, over nights, weekends, and long-term care options are available as well as traditional needs of daily and before & after-school care. Some FCC providers are even available on holidays.
- Homes may be in close proximity either to your residence or work, on or off post. Patrons can interview prospective FCC providers and select the environment that you feel will be the most nurturing one for your children.
- Nationally accredited and state certified caregivers! Center-based facilities are not required to be state certified!
- Homes meet same standards as a center-based operation including monthly inspections by: fire & safety, USDA food program, and health program.
- Safety of families is further emphasized by requiring a background security check of all caregivers and any family members ages 12 years and up.
- Some FCC homes have staff members with special training in accommodating certain special needs of children. Depending upon the needs, ratios may drop further to better accommodate your child.
- Families will be given a list of prospective providers to visit their home so you can interview the provider as well as touring their home environment.
- Do you want to become a certified FCC provider?
Are you interested in running your own childcare business? Are you creative, energetic, and do you love working with children? Would you like to stay and home and still earn money?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then becoming a certified Family Child Care (FCC) provider might be for you!
There are additional benefits as a provider in our FCC program for those adults who want to make a difference in the lives of our children and youth in an FCC home:
- Career opportunities
- Free training - no experience required
- 20 credit hours, CPR and First Aid
- Mobility - take your job with you when you move
- Self-employment with no start-up fees
- Choose your own hours
- Certification honored Army wide
- Liability insurance
- USDA food reimbursement
- Professional resources
Hours of Operation
|Monday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
Ages 4 weeks through 12 years
Army Family Child Care (FCC) is available both on-post and in government leased housing by trained childcare providers who work as home-based independent contractors for CYS. Family Child Care (FCC) Homes provide full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in a home environment.