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Family Child Care (FCC) Homes

U.S. Army Family Child Care(Ages 4 weeks - 12 years) Army Family Child Care Homes (FCC) are available both on- and off-post from trained childcare providers who work as independent contractors for CYS Services. FCC Homes provide full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in a home environment where children can develop motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills through a balance of exploration and planned curriculum. Learning activities are designed to support the natural development of children and include individual and small group experiences.



FCC special interest

Parents - Search online for Family Child Care (FCC) providers! Visit Army FCC online to take a virtual tour of Garrison FCC homes, view FCC provider profiles and make important child care decisions from the convenience of your home or office!


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Types of care include:
  • Full-Day: Services offered to children ages 4 weeks to 12 years old on a regularly scheduled, daily basis.
  • Part-Day: Programs offer morning and afternoon sessions for infants to 36 months of age, and for pre-school children 3 to 5 years old.
  • Hourly: Homes offer drop-off on an hourly basis. Reservations may be made in advance.
  • Weekends: Arrangements are available to include weekend care to accommodate the diverse work schedules of military Families.
  • Evenings: Arrangements are available to include evening care to accommodate the diverse work schedules of military Families.
  • 24/7: Special services of Family Child Care Homes include extended 24/7 and long-term care during mobilization and training exercises.
  • Emergency Care: Child care is available when unforeseen situations arise.
  • Respite: Respite care provides 16 hours of free care per month per child for deployed Soldiers and civilians throughout the deployment cycle.
  • Pre-Kindergarten: Provides school readiness skills for children entering school in the fall.
Contact your Garrison for specific program details available at that Garrison - Click here to find local Garrison CYS services.


Accreditation/Certification

DoD Certification and National Accreditation are required by the Military Child Care Act to attain and ensure CYS program quality.

Accreditation: Family Child Care homes are eligible for National Accreditation through an external evaluation (outside "set of eyes") process that surpasses expectations and provides high quality care for children.

Certification: DoD Certification, the equivalent of state licensing, is based on an Army internal evaluation process to ensure that Family Child Care Homes meet required DoD quality standards. All caregivers must meet rigid training, health and safety standards, and are subject to unannounced inspections.



Why choose Army Family Child Care?

FCC Providers:

  • Pass stringent background checks and inspections
  • Receive the same training and support as CYS Services facility-based staff
  • Are regularly visited and inspected

FCC Homes:

  • Offer programs designed to help prepare your child for school
  • Provide flexible hours to meet Soldier's needs
  • Offer a warm, comfortable family setting
  • Allow siblings to stay together
  • Allow younger and older children to learn from each other
  • Allow school-age children to remain in a neighborhood setting
  • Offer full-day, part-day or hourly options
  • May include 24-hour and long-term care, evening and weekend care, and care for special needs children, newborns, and mildly ill children

For information about Family Child Care, visit Army FCC Online.