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If you enjoy children, would like to stay home with your young children, or would like extra income for your family then consider becoming a Family Child Care provider. You can operate your own profitable home-based business, set your own hours, and be a part of the more than 3000 homes already open on 80 Air Force Installations worldwide. You help support the Air Force mission by providing quality care for children of our military and civilian personnel while establishing an exciting and rewarding professional career for yourself. The FCC license is valid for 1 year.

The Family Childcare Program is currently accepting applications for providers to care for infant, drop-in, night,weekend, special needs, mildly ill care, Extended Duty Care, and MissileCare Programs.

Provider Requirements

  • Spouse of an active duty or retired military member living on base.
  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Have the ability to ready, speak, and write English.
  • Are physically and mentally capable of providing care.
  • Are willing and able to complete the required training and agree to the requirements of becoming an FCC provider.
  • Are able to obtain the required insurance coverage.
  • Participate in a home interview with your family members.
  • Have no conviction of, admission to, or evidence of family violence, child abuse or neglect, alcohol abuse or use of illegal drugs.

Providers Receive

  • Pre-licensing and other required training.
  • Monthly and quarterly training sessions.
  • Assistance with preparing curriculum and Developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Training on how to use appropriate guidance techniques.
  • Assistance in earning a Child Development Associate credential.
  • Free lending program: supplies, outdoor play equipment, books, games, toys, safety gates, first aid kits, mats, child sized tables and chairs, arts and crafts supplies, child sized plates, cups, utensils, and much more.

Please Note

In accordance with AFI 34-276, Family Child Care Programs, Para 1.3: “Any individual caring for other families’ children a total of more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis must be licensed to provide care in on-base quarters.” Unlicensed childcare on Malmstrom is a violation of base policy and may result in loss of base housing priviledges. Applications and information on becoming a FCC Provider are available through the FCC Coordinator’s Office.

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