Employment Opportunity: Become a Family Child Care Professional! Operate your own home-based business, set your own hours, be with your children and care for other children in your home.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
To operate an FCC home, applicants must meet numerous requirements. In addition to thorough background screenings performed by Security Police, Housing, OSI, Life Skills, and Family Advocacy, applicants are required to:
- Obtain liability insurance and must pass home inspections which include Health, Fire, and Safety components.
- Complete an orientation training, part of which includes instruction of AF guidelines and certification in First Aid and CPR. This is the beginning of an on-going training program which FCC providers are required to participate in. The training includes a 15 module program that covers the following early childhood functional areas: safety, health, learning environment, physical, cognitive communication, creativity, self, social, guidance, families, program management, and professionalism.
The FCC Panel, which includes the Deputy Support Group Commander, the Services Squadron Commander, and the Family Member Support Flight Chief, reviews all application packets. Those applicants who have successfully completed all requirements are recommended for licensing and are then forwarded on for final approval by the Mission Support Group Commander.
To ensure that high standards and quality are maintained in the FCC homes, each home undergoes unannounced observations by the FCC Coordinators and the providers conduct self-assessments that are verified by the Coordinators during their observations.
The FCC program also offers a Resource Center to all licensed Providers. This center provides a variety of equipment, supplies, materials, indoor/outdoor toys, and games for use in FCC homes. This center benefits both the provider and the children in their care by providing access to items that may not otherwise be affordable.
Licensed FCC Providers are welcome to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food program which reimburses them for serving nutritious meals. For more information about the USDA Food Program, call 696-2839.
The FCC Program publishes and continuously updates an FCC Provider List for those parents seeking child care in an FCC home. This list can be obtained at several locations throughout the base, to include Housing, Airmen and Family Readiness Center, CPO, HRO, Lodging, CDC, and FCC.