What is Family Child Care & What You Should Know!

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What is Family Child Care &
What You Should Know!
Family Child
Care Fits!
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Please Contact A&FRC to set up the following
FREE Child Care @ 696-5999
When it comes time to choose child care, you always
want what is best for your child. That means quality
care in a safe environment. Here at Dyess, we offer
several types of child care. One option is Family
Child Care (FCC). FCC offers quality and safe care
by professionally trained military family members
that provide care in a home environment. Our
licensed providers care for no more than 6 children
with only two under 2 years old in a home.
More important than finding the right program is
finding the right provider to care for your children.
When visiting the provider’s home, ask thorough
questions to see if that home will be a good fit for you
and your child. The FCC program makes sure your
children are cared for no matter the time, day or
location you are working. Overnight, shifts or on call:
they are safely cared for while you serve! Airmen
returning from overseas deployment can reintegrate.
Children with special needs can receive
quality care. Unpack boxes or attend
appointments without children/youth
underfoot. It’s all covered! Most
programs are free or provide an offset to
reduce the parent’s out-of-pocket
expense. You don’t have to interrupt
your job or day’s schedule of events. AF
FCC has your needs in mind! Family
Child Care offers several different special
programs serving 2 weeks to 12 yrs old.
+ The Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Program:
+Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Program for
Tenant Units: Provides child care to eligible
than 10 hours a week on a regular basis in
on-base quarters.
Provides child care to eligible members’ permanently
changing location. The family will receive up to 20
hours of child care (for each child) when you are
within 60 days of your PCS departure or arrival date
at this base. It is the responsibility of the family to
ensure the 20 hour limit is not exceeded. Contact
providers directly to set up care.
+ The Volunteer Program (VP): Provides 20 hours of
child care to anyone who volunteers on base.
Contact providers directly to set up care.
+ The Key Spouse Initial Training Program:
Provides care for those spouses attending training to
become a Key Spouse to support their squadron.
A Good Fit For You?
If you are looking for a professional, portable career
that will allow you to stay home with your children
and run your own home-based business,
then becoming an AF FCC provider may
be a good fit for you.
Call 696-2839 today!
Unauthorized Child Care in
Government Housing
The Family Child Care Program would
like to ensure that all government-housing
occupants are aware of the Regulations
governing the care of children, other than their own,
in government housing.
Expanded Child Care Programs Available AFI 34-276, FCC Programs, defines the requirement
to be licensed as a family child care provider if: an
Through Family Child Care
individual caring for other families’ children a total of
Please Contact the FCC Office to set up the
more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis in
following FREE Child Care @ 696-2839!
on-base quarters. To determine total hours of care
+ Extended Duty Care (EDC): Is designed to help
provided, multiply the number of hours the provider
families who have a requirement to work longer
offers care on a regular basis by the number of
hours, evenings, overnight, weekends and/or are
experiencing a temporary shift change (up to 3 days) children in care.
while they perform their mission during contingency If your residence is being used to care for children
or high tempo operations and you have no one else in more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis, your
family member must be licensed and approved by the
the home available to provide care.
+Returning Home Care (RHC): Provides 16 hours of 7th Mission Support Group Commander. If your
family member is currently caring for children
child care to eligible members returning from a 30
without this license or approval, he/she must cease
day plus deployment in support of contingency
operations as well as those returning for their 2-week immediately. Failure to comply with AFI 34-276
could result in the loss of government housing
Rest and Recuperation (R&R) leave.
privileges.
+Home Community Care (HCC): Provides care
during primary UTA weekends and you have no one To obtain more information on caring for children
from home or are interested in becoming a licensed
else in the home available to provide care.
provider, contact the FCC office at 696-2839.
+Medical Care: Provides care for medical
emergencies and you have no one else in the home
Please note: In accordance with AFI 34-276,
available to provide care.
Family Child Care Programs, paragraph 1.4.1.,
+Wounded Warrior Care: Provides hourly care for
unlicensed home care providers are prohibited
appointments and you have no one else in the home from advertising their services through base
available to provide care.
publications and agencies.
+Bereavement Care: Provides hourly care to attend All government-housing occupants should be
appointments for a fallen military family member and aware of the regulations governing the care of
you have no one else in the home available to provide children, other than their own, in government
housing. AFI 34-276, Family Child Care (FCC)
care.
Programs, defines the requirement to be licensed
+Deployment Care: 16 hours of care is available
as a family child care provider if: an individual
predeployment and 16 hours during deployment.
caring for other families’ children a total of more
members’ permanently changing location for Army,
Navy and Marine members assigned to Dyess. The
family will receive up to 20 hours of child care (for
each child) when you are within 60 days of your PCS
departure or arrival date at this base.
Contact the FCC office @ 696-2839
Call Family Child Care Today @
696-2839 to Learn How to Run Your Own
Business at Home With FREE Training &
All The Tools to Be Successful!
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