Family Child Care
Family Child Care (FCC) is a child care choice for military family members, Department of Defense civilians, and Department of Defense contractors in which family members work as independent contractors in individual housing units located on a military installation. 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.
The FCC program offers free training, monetary subsidies, a lending closet, and technical and morale support. FCC providers are trained in first aid, CPR, child abuse prevention, and business practices - to a name a few. Providers are required to complete an in-depth training program that teaches them about child development. Some colleges offer up to 9 college credits for completion of the Army Foundation training.
Minimum qualifications to apply for an FCC position:
- Reside in on-post quarters
- 18 years or older
- High school diploma or GED
- Some experience with children
- Pass a background screening and health physical
- Speak, read, and write English
For more information, visit the Army's FCC site or download a brochure.