FamilyChildCare

FamilyChildCare

PURPOSE

For parents who prefer a home environment, Family Child Care (FCC) is the answer. The FCC screens dedicated child care providers who watch children in their homes. The FCC program assures parents that child care is developmentally appropriate for each age level. FCC is available for infants as young as two-weeks old.

BENEFITS OF FAMILY CHILD CARE

  • Small settings with personalized care

  • Familiar home environment

  • Mixed age groups allow children to learn from each other

  • Parents who have more than one child can use one child care setting

  • Accepts children with chronic health problems, including HIV positive children

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Develop connections between provider and family "Real life" learning environment Care for:

    • Infants as young as two-weeks old

    • Children of families in crisis

    • Mildly ill children

    • Night time or extended hours

Licensed Family Child Care home located on base at Fort Eustis. Affiliated Family Child Care homes located off base Hampton, Newport News and York County.

BECOME A FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER

The JBLE Eustis FCC Office is currently recruiting individuals to provide child care in their home for the following: Infants (2 weeks – 24 months) All ages (2 weeks – 2 y/o) for swing shift, night shift, and weekend care Expanded Child Care (ECC) Children with Special Needs

Are you interested in having your own business within the flexibility of your own home?  Family Child Care (FCC) is looking for individuals interested in caring for children.  There is a continuous need for infant care.  All start-up materials and training is provided by the FCC Office.

ADVANTAGES TO BECOMING A CERTIFIED FCC PROVIDER

  • Manage your own business

  • Set your own hours and fees

  • Resource Center (Check out items free of charge)

  • Transferrable Career

  • Free Training

  • Professional Development

  • USDA/CACFP Food Program

  • Subsidy Program

CHILD CARE REQUIREMENTS

Air Force Instruction 34-144 FCC Programs prohibits the use of privatized or base quarters for child care unless certified by the 633rd Mission Support Group Commander.  Additionally, unauthorized childcare providers are not permitted to advertise in base publications or post advertisements on base bulletin boards. Certified FCC homes can be identified by the FCC logo displayed in the window or on the front door.  For more information, contact the FCC office at 757-878- 5584.

HOW TO BECOME A FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER

First, you must complete a simple application and attend an orientation class. Orientation classes are offered each quarter. Training in CPR, First Aid, child guidance, health and nutrition will be provided.  Applicants must obtain liability insurance. Home inspections are performed by the base fire department, safety office, military public health and family child care office. The next stage is for the family child care panel to offer their recommendation to the Mission Support Group Commander for approval or disapproval for certification.

UNAUTHORIZED FAMILY CHILD CARE

Operating a Family Child Care Home is a privilege granted by the Mission Support Group Commander. All individuals providing childcare in their home for more than 10 hours per week must be certified. If you suspect someone of providing unauthorized Family Child Care home call 757-878- 5584 or E-mail Romona.l.butler.naf@mail.mil.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

We encourage parent involvement in the program. There is a Parent Involvement/Advisory Board established to strengthen the partnership between home and the program. The Parent Involvement/Advisory Board meets at 1200 on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Madison Child Development Center, BLDG 926.

OTHER COMMUNITY BASED CHILDCARE PROGRAMS

Military Family Life Consultants (757) 951-7938 Child Care Aware 1-800- 424-2246 The Planning Council 1-800- 650-2126 Dept. of Social Services 1-800- 543-7545

Address:

501 Madison Avenue

Phone: 757-878-5584

757-878-5726