FAMILY CHILD CARE


Malmstrom Child & Youth Programs MISSION STATEMENT

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, available, and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth birth through 18 years of age.


Family Child Care (FCC) programs consist of in-home care provided by licensed and affiliated providers. Trained FCC providers are available for daily, night, weekend, and unusual hours of care for children 2 weeks to 12 years of age.

Providers are required to complete an extensive training program and are constantly monitored for quality to maintain their license. Family Child Care is a realistic alternative to a center-based care program. FCCs provide home-like, individualized care.

Family Child Care programs benefit military families by providing care for children whose parents have a variety of work schedules, including evenings and weekends.

Family Child Care provides a quality alternative to center-based programs and expands the availability of childcare at Malmstrom. FCC homes are an integral part of the Family Member Programs. Each home is monitored on a monthly basis by the Family Child Care Coordinator. There are also unannounced visits by representatives from fire, safety, public health, and other related base agencies.

The FCC philosophy is to nurture the child through care, understanding, love, and affections. FCC homes provide a relaxed atmosphere where a child can develop to his/her full potential. Providers encourage children to grow intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally through a daily routine of play and recreation.

FCC actively seeks individuals to provide care for special needs children.