Family Child Care
The Army FCC Program is a child care option provided on and off post by authorized military family members as independent contractors. FCC providers and their homes meet specific requirements and are certified by the installation. FCC providers pass stringent background checks and inspections and complete an extensive training program, to include oversight for activities and curriculum. FCC Homes are regularly visited and inspected by FCC staff, Child and Youth Services (CYS) inspection teams, and installation representatives to include fire, safety and health proponents.
FCC Homes have unique qualities making them the preferred child care choice for some military and Department of Defense (DOD) civilian families. Homes provide flexible hours and a comfortable familial setting. Most homes offer full-day, part-day, and hourly care. Special services may include 24-hour and long-term care during mobilization and training exercises, evening and weekend care, and care for special needs children and newborns. The Army FCC Program is a quality partner in the larger Army child care system and provides nearly one third of all available child care spaces.