“Like Us” on Facebook At Dyess Force Support Squadron January 14, 2015 Visit us Online at www.Dyessfss.com No Federal Endorsement of Sponsors Intended. FIRST CLASS, FIRST TIME, EVERY TIME! What is Family Child Care & What You Should Know! Family Child Care Fits! Air Force Aid Society Programs Available 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! More From Your ITT Office…President’s Weekend Getaway, Feb 16! Spend 3 Nights For a Family of 4 in Corpus Christ, Tx. by Mustang Island for only $450! This weekend is also over Valentines Day. Your lodging accommodations will have you staying in the middle of everything: parks, museums and tons of water! Price is for 2 adults and 2 children in a family suite. Visit ITT today or call 696-5206 for more info. Happenings...Always! Become our Friend on Facebook at Dyess Force Support Squadron! Follow us on Twitter @ DyessFSS! Visit our website at www.dyessfss.com! Thursdays - Senior Day @ Golf Course! Saturday Nights - Thunder Alley @ Dyess Lanes! Jan 19 - Martin Luther King Day - Holiday! Jan 20 - Initial Key Spouse Training @ A&FRC! Jan 22 - Bundles For Babies @ A&RC! Jan 28 - Happy Landings @ A&FRC! Feb 6 - (New Date) Warrior Challenge @ Fitness Ctr! Plan Your Valentine Trip Today @ ITT! Check Out What Your ITT Office Has To Offer... Free Tickets, 696-5206 Single Airman Fun, Trips for Holidays and Valentine’s Weekend Getaways! Stop in and visit with the Helpful ITT Staff Today to let them Plan Your TRIPS NOW and SAVE!
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