Family Child Care Center
Family Child Care (FCC) programs consist of licensed providers conducting in-home care for children 2 weeks to 12 years of age. Family Child Care is an alternative to center-based programs; giving children more of a home-like, small group setting which enables individualized care for the children in the FCC homes. FCC Providers are available for daily, night, weekend and unusual hours of care for children.
Parents can expect high standards of care from this home-based program due to the prerequisites that must be met prior to becoming a licensed FCC provider. Providers are required to complete an extensive training and orientation program along with stringent background checks, they must maintain AF training requirements and are monitored monthly in order to maintain their license with the Family Child Care program.
For more information about the programs offered by Family Child Care such as: PCS Care, Deployment Care, Returning Home Care and AF Subsidy Care, please contact the Luke AFB Family Child Care Office.
FINDING A CHILD CARE PROVIDER
Thank you for your interest in Luke AFB’s Family Child Care program. Our FCC providers have completed background checks, safety and health requirements, and other training in order to provide your child the best quality care.
What to look for when interviewing a child care 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. The provider will guide, teach and nurture your child during the time spent in their home.
Prior to starting care, families must complete a written contract regarding fees and policies and provide proof of immunizations. Each FCC provider is allowed to set their own fees.
BECOMING AN FCC PROVIDER
If you enjoy children, would like to stay home with your own children, or would like to provide 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 the FCC program will provide you with free orientation, training and start up materials. The FCC Coordinator will offer providers assistance preparing their curriculum, conducting developmentally appropriate activities, and appropriate child guidance techniques. You can 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.
-Must be a dependent spouse of an active duty member or dependent spouse of a retiree living
on or off base.
-Be at least 18 years of age or older.
-Have the ability to read, speak and write English.
-Must be physically and mentally capable of providing care for children.
-Be willing and able to complete the required orientation and trainings and agree to the
requirements of becoming an AF FCC provider.
-Able to obtain the required insurance coverage.
-You and your family members have no conviction of, admission to, or evidence of family
violence, child abuse or neglect, alcohol or drug abuse.
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 child care on Luke is a violation of
base policy and may result in a loss of base housing privileges. Applications and information
on how to become an FCC provider are available through the FCC Office.