Family Child Care (FCC) provides an alternative to care at the Child Development Center. FCC providers are independent business operators and work under their own contracts with the parents of the children they care for. FCC is available for active duty, DoD families, and those with referrals at Spangdahlem. The children FCC providers care for range from infants to school-age with full-time, drop-in, evening, or weekend care.
Our Mission: To assist DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life by managing and delivering a system of quality, affordable in-home child-care programs for eligible children and youth 2 weeks-12 years of age.
FCC providers are well-trained professionals. Most have completed or are seeking degrees. In addition, providers attend rigorous training before receiving certification. This training includes CPR, First Aid, Child Development, Nutrition, Child Abuse Prevention, Identification, and Reporting, and USAF FCC regulations and guidelines. They and their family members undergo thorough background checks, consenting to annual-unannounced home inspections for fire, health and child safety. They are also highly monitored by the FCC Coordinator who performs unannounced monthly visits.
Up to 16 hours of free childcare per child to be used within 60 days prior to departure.
Up to 16 hours of free childcare per child per month during deployment.
Up to 16 hours of free childcare per child to be used within 60 days of return.
20 hours free childcare per child within your first 60 days on station and within your last 60 days on station.
Assists families in obtaining high-quality child care from certified or affiliated providers when weekly parental workloads, due to extended duty hours, exceed the normal operating hours of the facility where they are already purchasing full-time care. Currently, this program is at no cost to the parent. However, care must be coordinated through the FCC Coordinator before using.
Spangdahlem Air Base participates in the AF Subsidy Program assisting parents with costs beyond what they would normally pay if their child were cared for at the Child Development Center. To enroll in the subsidy program, parents must ensure they are on the CDC waitlist and contact the FCC Coordinator to apply.
FCC Notice: In Accordance with AFI34-144
All Family Child Care homes on the installation are subject to meeting the requirements of afi34-144 and shall be certified by the MSG/CC. Residents providing uncertified child care in government owned & privatized housing are to be notified of the requirement. IAW afi34-144 uncertified care will be investigated by the FCC Coordinator, accompanied by the Flight Chief or FSS Commander/Director (or designee). An unannounced visit will be made to individuals, residing in government owned quarters or privatized housing that are not certified and suspected of providing child care on a regular basis (more than 10 hours per week). The individual will be provided with a written request to complete the certification procedures and to cease providing care until they become certified. Security Forces will be contacted if there are suspected violations of law. When the FCC Coordinator receives notification that individuals residing in privatized housing who are not certified are suspected of providing child care on a regular basis (more than 10 hours per week). The FCC Coordinator notifies the Privatized Property Management office. Unauthorized care does not include individuals who occasionally provide care for a friend or neighbor less than 10 hours per week, teens doing evening or weekend baby-sitting or care provided in the parent’s own home. After notifying the Property Manager of potential violations the MSG/CC will be notified.
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