Finding Family Child Care
Thank you for your interest in the Family Child Care program. Our Providers have completed background checks, safety and health requirements, and other training in order to provide your child the best quality care.
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.
Finding a Provider
Providers and their homes are different and unique just as families are. Please arrange an interview with a potential FCC Provider to assure compatibility. The FCC Provider you select will play an important role in your child’s life. Most of your child’s waking hours will be spent with that Provider. The Provider will guide, teach, and nurture your child.
Here are some items to check for and questions to ask when interviewing a potential provider:
- Is the home kept clean?
- Is there room for children to play indoors and outdoors?
- Is there a place for naps?
- Is the home free of safety hazards?
- Does the provider seem to know a lot about child Development and childcare?
- Does the provider seem to truly like children and are they patient with the children?
- What training has the provider had?
The FCC Provider sets fees. Prior to starting care families must:
- Complete a written contract regarding fees and policies.
- Provide proof of immunizations.
Here are some other points to remember when you find care:
- Visit your FCC home anytime during the day. Check to see what kind of care is being provided.
- Discuss your goals and the Provider’s goals for your child and work together to accomplish those goals.
- Keep the Provider informed about the health of your child. If your child is ill and will not be going to the FCC home, notify the Provider as soon as possible.
- Pay for fees on time – the Provider deserves your consideration.
- Be thoughtful and considerate of your provider – drop off and pick up your child on time or call if you are delayed.