Family Child Care (FCC) provides families with a wonderful alternative to large group childcare! FCC providers are licensed by the Air Force and provide high-quality childcare services in their own homes on base or nearby in the local community. Extensive training and direct oversight of each program assists providers in growing as professionals while offering care in a nurturing home environment.
What Are The Benefits of Family Child Care?
– Familiar home environment
– Mixed age groups allow children to learn from each other
– Parents who have more than one child can utilize one child care setting
– Accepts children with chronic health problems, including HIV positive children
– Flexible scheduling and fees
– Close relationships established between provider and family
– “Real life” learning environment
– Care for children as young as 2 weeks through 12 years old
– Night time or extended hours
– Children with chronic health problems
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– Run your own business
– Be your own boss
– Earn extra money
– Stay at home
– Set your own hours
– Continuing education
– Support from the Family Child Care team
– USDA Food program
– Transferable Career
– Lending Library
– USDA Food Program
– Free Training
There is a requirement to be a licensed in order to provide childcare in base housing. Contact the FCC office at (850) 283-6233 to obtain an application packet. Complete and return the packet, and you are ready to attend an orientation class! Training in CPR, First Aid, child guidance, health and nutrition, and basic business operations will be provided during this class – once completed you will have all of the tools you need to get started running your own business!
Tips When Selecting a Provider
– Not every home will be a good match for you, your child, or the provider. Spend some time sharing information to determine if your goals and needs coordinate with the provider’s program.
– Read the contract thoroughly. If there is something in the contract that you disagree with, discuss with the Provider. Make sure all changes are in writing. If they are not willing to make compromises, decide whether you can live with the decision and if you cannot, find another provider that better fits your needs.
– Visit the home during child care hours. Are the children playing happily? Are they clean? Are the children doing the activities that are posted on the schedule? Does your child seem comfortable in that setting?
– It is a requirement of the program that a signed contract between the provider and the parent is accomplished prior to care being provided. The contract will include hours of operation, fees, payment schedule, vacation policies, sick leave and absences, responsibility for alternate care, and a termination policy.
USDA Food Program
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, all institutions that participate in the Child Care Food Program are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 or toll free at (866) 632-9992 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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