Thursday, 19 September 2019

Family Child Care Office

Facility Hours

Phone Number: (907) 377-3635

Located in the Eielson City Center

Expanded Child Care

Deployment/Remote Assignment Child Care Support

Youth Supervisory Policy

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The Family Child Care Program (FCC), monitors in-home child care services provided by licensed providers on Eielson AFB.  Each provider is provided with the training and support they need to successfully provide a safe and creative environment for your child.  They are only licensed after they have attended the extensive training with the Family Child Care Program Coordinator as well as a Fire, Heath and Safety Representative who inspects each of their homes to ensure it is a safe environment.  Lastly, we require each person over the age of 12 in the home to undergo an installation security check with Security Forces and the Office of Special Investigations.

MilitaryChildCare (MCC) is an innovative online child care information, request and reservation system developed by DoD and is the only way to allow families to sign up for child care any time/anywhere and track their status instantly. Click here and follow the link to get started today! Please contact Child Development Center 907-377-3237, School Age 907-377-5437, or Family Child Care 907-377-3635 with any questions.

We have a maximum of 20 licensed homes serving over 150 children.  All Family Child Care providers offer developmentally appropriate activities and nutritious meals for children from 2-weeks to 12 years following guidelines of the USDA Child and Adult Food Program.  Resource and referral services are offered to parents in need of child care to include hourly, evening and weekend care.

Family Child Care can offer a much more flexible alternative to the Child Development Center.  Providers can offer Extended Duty Child Care Programs including, "Returning Home" Child Care, PCS Care, Retirement Care and Volunteer Care which, if you qualify, is paid by the Air Force Aid Society and is free of charge to you.  To inquire about these programs or to see if you quality, please contact the Airmen and Family Readiness Center ((907) 377-2178 or the Family Child Care Office (907) 377-3635).  

Contracts & Fees
The Family Child Care office does not regulate Family Child Care provider's contracts or fees.  The provider puts the contracts together and the fees for the parents to sign.  Please take the time to read the contracts.  If you have any questions about your contract please ask the provider before care begins.  Make sure you understand the terms of the provider's contract fully to include your fees and when they are due.  Once an agreement is reached by both yourself and the provider, make sure you sign and receive a copy of the contract for your own records.  You may also want to request the provider's tax identification number so you will have it at tax time.

Air Force License & Accredited License
Family Child Care provides a choice to parents in the care they select by offering Air Force licensing or a National Accredited level of licensing.  The two levels of licensing ensure that parents will receive care that protects their children's health and safety.  The Accredited providers are nationally recognized by the National Association of Family Child Care.  The Accredited providers have gone through extensive training and observations. Currently we have one accredited provider.

Interested in becoming a Family Child Care Provider?
Being a Family Child Care Provider is a rewarding job.  Part of being a provider is helping children grow and to provide the parents with a sense of security knowing that their children are in safe hand.  The minimum requirements to become a provider are applicants must be at least 18 years of age, holds a high school diploma or GED, seeks continuing training and education and is open to new ideas about family child care.  Also, all family members over the age of 12 must be able to pass a criminal background check.  We provide training, lending library materials, and support to our Providers as they operate their own business.  Our extensive training program teaches our Providers about child development, guidance, safety, nutrition and health, as well as business management.

We hold orientation classes monthly if there are sufficient applicants.  The Family Child Care office is continuously seeking providers to offer evening, weekend and swing shift hours for our active duty patrons!  Come by the Family Child Care office if you would like to become a professional Family Child Care provider or call us at (907) 377-3635.


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