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FAMILY CHILD CARE

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Hours of Operation:

M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Weekends, Holidays & Family Days

Location:

305 Gray Lane

Whiteman AFB, MO

Contact Us: 

COM: (660) 687-5590/1180

COM FAX: (660) 687-4775

DSN: 975-5590/1180 

To get started, visit: MilitaryChildCare.com

Family Child Care (FCC) What is it?


The FCC program certifies providers to provide child care services in their on base and off-base housing. Licensed providers can care for no more than six children in the home, including the family care provider's own children under eight years of age. Providers receive training in child development, age-appropriate activities, health and safety of children, child abuse prevention and reporting. A resource center is available for providers to check out equipment and devel-opmentally appropriate toys to enhance the quality of care they provide. FCC providers are recruited to care for children with special needs including asth-ma, allergies, cerebral palsy, physical impairments, etc. The program accepts providers with chronic health problems.




Advantages


FCC programs are home environments that are safe and nurturing. Providers may offer hourly part-day, full-day, shift care, and weekend care. FCC also feature mixed age group, individualized attention, and a smaller group setting compared to center based programs. Through Expanded Child Care (ECC) Air Force will subsidized child care costs for a variety of child care and life situations through FCC providers. Check ECC section for more information.




Become a Provider


Are you interested in starting your own business? Would you like to earn po-tentially up to $1,200 for one weekend per month? The FCC staff will train and you provide safe, developmentally appropriate, and engaging in-home child care for children 2 weeks for 12 years in your on-base or off-base hous-ing. BENEFITS:
Annual Training
Resource Library
USDA Meal Reimbursement
On-going Support from Training & Curriculum Specialist
Flexible Scheduling Full-Time, Part-time, Weekend, and/or Substitute You can be operational in as little as one month! We are always looking for motivated individuals who wish to be child care professionals.
Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to speak English
  • In good mental and physical health
  • Undergo a comprehensive background check
  • Complete required trainings
If you don’t want to operate your own FCC home consider becoming a Substi-tute FCC provider. Training requirements are the same but you provide care in another licensed providers home.




How to enroll my child(ren) in FCC?


Parent(s)/guardian(s) wishing to enroll their children in FCC and/or any other Child & Youth Program (CYP) should visit militarychildcare.com and create a profile. Be sure to list you current family type (i.e. single-military, military with employed spouse) and an email address that is checked on a regular basis. You can make a request at one or all of the FCC providers available. For questions or additional information families should contact FCC at 660-687-5590.




Resources & Referral


Referral resources for off-base, non-AF affiliated providers and programs are available at the FCC Office and can be picked up or sent in an email. These resources include, but are not limited to:

  • List of providers and programs from Child Care Aware (CCA) - childcareaware.org. There is also a link for specific assistance for Military/DOD Families
  • Assisted child care search information from militaryonesource.com
  • CCA Fee Assistance Program for off-base, non-AF Affiliated programs and providers
  • Missouri state child care subsidy program




Expanded Community Care


The ECC Program assists families in obtaining high-quality child care from certified providers at or near the installa-tion. Child care is available for children 2 weeks to 12 years. Use of ECC is permitted once all paperwork is completed and approved. Parents using ECC are expected to arrange their work schedules to have ample time to be with their children. ECC may not be used to support school attendance, off-duty employment, or any other child care needs not authorized. Care is dependent on the availability of funding and providers. - AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY CHILD CARE FOR PCS (AFAS PCS) Sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society, the AFAS PCS Program is designed to help relive some of the stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move. AFAS PCS provides 20 hours of child care per child at both the depart-ing and inbound installation. Families may use the child care 60 days before the family's departure and 60 days up-on arriving at the new installation. ELIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Member of the Air Force
  • Active Duty
  • Active Duty Member Retiring
  • Completed Child Care for PCS Certificate obtained from
    the Airman & Family Readiness Center
  • Copy of PCS orders
PROCESS: Once the PCS Certificate is obtained from the AFRC contact the Family Child Care (FCC) office at 660-687-5590 to obtain the nbames and contact information of current FCC providers. Schedule care with FCC provider. Record care on the forms provided. Be sure to sign the forms. NOTE: Any care over the 20 hour limit will be paid at the provider's full hourly rate. NOTE: If there are no FCC providers available at the desired time then CCCC will send the CDC an email certify-ing the non-availability of FCC providers for AFAS PCS Care. Then you may schedule care with the CDC directly, subject to availability. - AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY CHILD CARE FOR VOLUNTEERS (AFAS VOL) Sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society by the Air Force Aid Society, the AFAS VOL Program is designed to recognize the importance of volunteers to the installation community by assisting with child care expenses. The funding is not intended to replace other funding for that may be available for this pur-pose, but rather, to provide additional funds to increase the number of volun-teers at the installation. ELIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Member of the Air Force
  • Active Duty
  • Completed Child Care for PCS Certificate obtained from
    the Airman & Family Readiness Center
PROCESS: Once the PCS Certificate is obtained from the AFRC contact the Family Child Care (FCC) office at 660-687-5590 to obtain the nbames and contact information of current FCC providers. Schedule care with FCC provider. Record care on the forms provided. Be sure to sign the forms. NOTE: If there are no FCC providers available at the desired time then CCCC will send the CDC an email certifying the non-availability of FCC pro-viders for AFAS PCS Care. Then you may schedule care with the CDC direct-ly, subject to availability.




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The Air Force Services Center (AFSVC) Child and Youth Programs are pleased to announce the launch of the Department of the Air Force Child and Youth (DAF CYP) website!

Visit https://www.dafchildandyouth.com for timely information on DAF child care and youth programs, current policies, news, and events.