Family Child Care (FCC) is the care of children in affiliated homes, either privatized base housing or off-base homes. The Family Child Care Program Provides an alternative to center-based care for families that need full-time, part-time, hourly care, swings, mid-shifts, evening care, weekend care, care for children with special needs, infants & school-age children, as well as care when attending reserve duty. Parents wishing to enroll their children in the FCC program should visit www.militarychildcare.com to search for a provider.
Advantages to Using a Licensed Family Child Care Home
Parents know that the provider’s home has been inspected, and that the environment and safety of the home has met the AF standards for in-home child care.
The parent will know that the provider has received training in appropriate child care methods and emergency procedures. Care can be provided when the Child Development Center and Youth Center’s School-Age Program are closed. Care is provided in a home environment with a small group ratio.
Child Abuse and Neglect
It is the policy of the Family Child Care Program that any suspected abuse or neglect be referred to the base Family Advocacy Office. The DoD Child Abuse/Safety Hotline is (877) 790-1197.
Parents wishing to enroll children two weeks to twelve years old in the FCC program can obtain the names of certified providers on www.militarychildcare.com.
Prior to starting care in an FCC home, parents must complete all registration forms with their provider of choice.
REGISTER HERE: www.militarychildcare.com
Children ages 2 weeks through 12 years of all active duty members, reserve members during Primary UTA weekends and A.T., civilian employees, or contractors employed at Moody AFB. Child care is provided on an equal opportunity basis in all FCC homes. Children are required to have current and updated immunizations. Single military parents or dual military parents must have a copy of their current AF Form 357 (Family Care Plan) on file with the FCC provider. Parents must sign a contract, which will be maintained by the provider. Children who have chronic health problems, including HIV-positive children, will not be discriminated against.
Each Family Child Care provider determines his/her hours of operation.
Allows parents to use an AF FCC child care program for the same cost as the Child Development Center (CDC) or School Age Programs (SAP). SAP is only available during summer months, unless there are special needs or night/weekend shifts.
Who: Families with children ages 2 weeks to 12 years, children with special needs who cannot be accommodated by the CDC, and parents working swing or midnight shifts.
Cost to Parent: CDC/SAP weekly fee. Determined by Air Force based on type of care, child’s age, and provider’s license status.
Each provider sets his/her own fees (except those in the Subsidy Care Program) because each is licensed as a private business. Contracts of fees are discussed between you and your provider. Some providers offer night time care or all-day care for your child if your work schedule demands it. Hours and fees are a matter of private negotiation between the provider and the parents/guardians. Be sure to read your contract and fully understand the terms. Take time to read the contract before you sign it. Make sure you receive a copy of the contract. You may also want to request the provider’s tax identification number so you will have it for your taxes.
For parents working shift work outside of the CDC/SAP’s scheduled hours, complete the DD 2652 (Application for DoD Child Care Fees) if seeking subsidy support. This form must be accompanied by a letter from your supervisor justifying:
The Moody AFB Family Child Care program is a sponsor of the Family Day Care Home component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. All children in attendance will be offered the same meals at no separate charge and with no physical segregation of or other discrimination against any child because of race, sex, age, color, disability or national origin. This statement applies to all family day care homes under the jurisdiction of this agency.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program reimburses licensed child care providers for a portion of their child care food costs. The primary goal of CACFP is to improve the diets of children ages 12 years and younger.
Food is an important part of every child’s emotional, physical and social development. Good food habits established during preschool years may positively affect food behavior and choices throughout life. Nutrition is an important part of an excellent child care program. Children need well-balanced meals in order to meet their daily energy needs and to help them build strong bodies, minds and spirits!
Feeding children nutritional meals in Family Child Care Homes (FCCHs) is an enormous responsibility and can be costly. The CACFP helps children develop healthy and positive eating habits and maintains the provider’s knowledge of nutrition by performing the following:
- Reimburses providers for meals and snacks served. (A maximum of two meals and one
snack, or two snacks and one meal is reimbursed per child per day).
- Presents annual mandatory trainings.
- Conducts (at least) quarterly unannounced and announced food visits to ensure that
providers are managing complete records of children enrolled (including medical documents,
i.e. allergy certifications and emergency contact information), sanitation, safety, proper
serving portions, and that the food being served meets USDA guidelines.
- Encourages providers to use “family-style dining;” children and provider wash up, set the
table, eat together as a family, serve their own portions, practice table manners and
communication, and clean up together.
- Closely monitors providers to ensure that they are complying with USDA regulations and
The Child Care Food Program is available to all eligible participants. If any member of a household believes they have been discriminated against, they should write immediately to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The PAB includes parents from the Airman and Family Services Flight (AFSF). The purpose of the PAB is as follows:
- The board functions in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for
improving services in all AFSF Programs.
- Improve staff and parent communications.
- Increase parent’s knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in AFSF activities.
- Increase parent participation and involvement in AFSF activities.
The PAB is required to meet with the AFS Flight Chief and activity managers quarterly and with the Mission Support Group Commander at least annually.
For more information, future meeting dates or minutes from previous meetings, contact the FCC office at (229) 257-9845/3067.