Family Child Care
- Become an FCC Provider
Family Child Care (FCC) is looking for new providers to become a part of our team. FCC allows you to earn an income while staying at home with your own children. Providers are contractors, so they own their own business. Becoming part of the FCC system leads to a long-lasting career and continuing opportunities for professional growth.
CYS assists you in becoming successful through ongoing training opportunities. You have access to toys, equipment, and safety items from the FCC Toy Lending Resource Library. You’re mentored by staff members and other FCC providers. And you receive monetary subsidies linked to the type of care you offer. Providers make an average of $30,000 a year or more.
New FCC provider orientations are held as needed. This orientation gives an overview of the program and certification process with applications to become a provider given at the end of the orientation. Once applications are received by the FCC office, background checks are initiated followed by an in-home family interview. After the completion of the background check process, FCC providers are invited to attend New Provider Certification Training, which includes CPR, First Aid, safety, business practices, USDA food handlers, developmentally-appropriate activity planning, and more.
If you are interested in becoming a provider or just learning more about the program, please contact the FCC office at +1(301)677-5201.
Become a Provider (PDF)
Hours of Operation
|Monday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
Army Policy requires that if you provide care on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week, you must be registered as an FCC Provider. Providing unauthorized care places you at risk of losing your housing privileges.
Not all care is immediately available. To access our waitlist and request care, please go to www.militarychildcare.com.
The Army Family Child Care (FCC) Program is a child care option offered in homes on post by authorized Military Family members and qualified civilians working as independent contractors.
Family Child Care has unique qualities that make it the preferred choice for families. FCC homes provide flexible hours and comfortable family settings. Most offer full-day, part-day, and hourly care. Special services may include 24-hour and long-term care during mobilization and training exercises, evening and weekend care, care for newborns, children with special needs, and those that are mildly ill.
The FCC Program, as an integral part of the larger Army CYS system, is responsible for significant number of available child care spaces.
FCC homes provide a home-like atmosphere and provide opportunities for siblings to be in care together.
The same regulations and safety guidelines enforced in CYS childcare centers apply to FCC homes. All providers have regular safety, fire, and regulation compliance inspections. Once a month, a FCC staff member conducts a visit to each FCC home, ensuring a high-quality, safe, and developmentally-appropriate atmosphere for the children. Providers and family members 12 years of age and over are vetted through a stringent background investigation to include FBI and National Agency checks.
Family Child Care also offers a 15% cost savings to patrons over Child Development and School Age Center fees.