FAMILY CHILD CARE

Bldg 537FCC

321-494-2233

Submit all completed forms to: amy.doolittle@spaceforce.mil

Hours of Operation

 

Seeking Child Care Professionals

FAMILY CHILD CARE LICENSE/AFFILIATION APPLICATION

Are you interested in starting your own business? Would you like to earn up to $1,200 for one weekend of work per month? The FCC staff will train and help you provide responsible, safe, in-home care for children 2 weeks to 12 years in your government home or affiliated off-base home. If you live in North/Central housing the licensing process can take as little as 1 month!

After you complete a basic orientation program, you can begin to provide care for children on an hourly, part-time, full-time, evening, weekends and or opt to become part of the Expanded Child Care Program! In addition, you can choose to care for children with special needs, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and or school age; up to 6 children in care at any one time with no more than 2 children under the age of 2 years.

Far from a simple baby-sitting service, the FCC Program is looking for individuals who wish to be child-care professionals. You must be 18 years of age or older, able to speak English, in good mental and physical health and willing to undergo a comprehensive background check. After you complete a basic orientation program, you can set your own hours and fees and begin to care for children on an hourly, part-day, full-day or extended basis.


Family Child Care Expanded Programs

Programs offered by Patrick SFB Family Child Care

Deployment/Remote Assignment

Child Care Support

The Deployment/Remote Assignment Child Care Support allows families 16 hours for pre-deployment, 16 hours each month of the deployment/remote assignment, and 16 hours post deployment. AF FCC Deployment Child Care Support may be used once the member has orders and ends 60 days upon return from the deployment. AF FCC Remote Assignment Child Care may be used each month the member is on remote assignment.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service
  • Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in Active Status
  • Assigned to or working on the installation
  • Deployed in support of a contingency operation
  • Deployed for a minimum of 30 calendar days or personnel who routinely deploy on a short-term basis (cumulative of 30 days in a 6 month period)
  • Copy of deployment orders/PCS orders
  • Completed AF FCC Expanded Child Care Request

    Home Community Care (HCC)

    The HCC Program is designed to provide child care for those members of the Guard and Reserves (CAT A and B) during their regularly scheduled, or properly re-scheduled, drill periods. This care is for Training Periods and Unit Training Assemblies only. Other forms of inactive Duty training (e.g. RMPs and AFTPs) do not qualify for HCC. In addition, individuals on active duty orders (e.g. AT, ADOS, MPA or RPA) do not qualify for HCC.

    AF FCC ECC form

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Member of the Military Service
    • Reserve or Guard
    • Assigned to an Air Force Guard or Reserve Unit/Installation
    • No other adult in the household available to provide care
    • AF Form 40As must be provided for Rescheduled Drills
    • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

      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 relieve 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 departing and inbound installation. Families may use the child care 60 days before the family's departure and 60 days upon arriving at the new installation. Air Force Aid Society child care will call or stop by Community Child Care Office in bldg. 537 room 115 or call 321-494-2233, with PCS certificate obtained at Airmen and Family Readiness and PCS orders. Same for volunteer care.

      Eligibility 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

        Air Force Aid Society Child Care for Volunteers (AFAS VOL)

        Sponsored 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. This funding is not meant to replace other funding that may be available for this purpose, but rather, to provide additional funds to increase the number of volunteers at the installation.

        Eligibility requirements:

        • Member of the Air Force
        • Active Duty
        • Completed Child Care for Volunteers Certificate obtained from the Airman & Family Readiness Center
        • Copy of PCS orders
        • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

        For additional information please call the Community Child Care Coordinator, 321-494-2233.


        Enrollment of Children with Special Needs

        When applying for care, registering for a program or currently participating, if a child/youth is identified as having a disability, medical condition or specific need, CYP personnel and FCC providers will work with the family to determine if an Inclusion Action Team (IAT) meeting is needed. The case will be reviewed as soon as possible to ensure environments, accommodations and any training required are in place before the child/youth starts.


        Assistance with Child Care Needs

        Community Based Child Care and/or Fee Assistance programs may be available to assist CONUS Air Force families who do not have access to installation programs through the CHILD AWARE OF AMERICA.

        For any family needing assistance in locating a community child care program visit the Brevard County Child Care resource and referral program. EARLY LEARNING COALITION.


        EFMP RESPITE CARE PROGRAM

        • EFMP Respite Care is designed to assist Air Force families with short-term, specialized care (to help reduce stressors associated with caring for an exceptional family member). Sibling care is available up to age 13.
        • Must be Q-coded
        • Verification statement filled out with doctor's approval. 
        • Respite Care Verification Statement

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