27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron

FAMILY CHILD CARE (FCC)

 

Note: Anyone providing more than a total of 10 hours of care per week on a regular basis in a home on base MUST be licensed through the FCC program.

 

The Family Child Care program is available for any individual interested in offering child care in their home. Home care providers play a key role in the Child and Youth programs. Providers at Cannon AFB are committed to taking care of military families. Parents are benefited by this program by giving them the assurance that their children are well taken care of in a home-like atmosphere. A Family Child Care (FCC) provider must be an adult who is at least 18 years of age or older providing care for a child(ren) in their home. The care is provided on a regular basis, usually three to 10 hour a day, but less than 24 hours a day. The Family Child Care providers at Cannon AFB believe that every child is unique and special. Providers and children respect each other's individual differences. Exchanging the gift of mutual learning between children and provider is important as they learn from each other. Childhood is a crucial time when children gain and absorb the essentials of what they become. FCC providers are determined to provide a quality Family Child Care Program that meets the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of children/youth. Quality childcare allows military families to perform and carry out their responsibilities effectively with less concern for the well being of their child/youth. This program provides quality and affordable Family Child Care as to enhance the readiness and retention--allowing families served to meet their mission requirements.

 

Future FCC Providers

Any new providers wanting to start a home-care program must complete an application packet and return to Family Child Care coordinator at Chavez CDC, Building 7019.  The Family Child Care program goal is to continue to provide a quality program to meet the needs of the children and their families.

 

All Providers

All Providers are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of training each year and are certified in CPR and First Aid. Each month, in depth monitoring visits are conducted by the FCC Coordinator to ensure standards are maintained as well as to help providers increase their knowledge in the Family Child Care business. Providers also have the opportunity to complete modules in Child Development, obtain their CDA credentialing or going through to obtain the NAFCC accreditation.

 

Special Needs Children

FCC providers care for children with special needs including children with asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy, and physical impairments. Providers provide care for children with special needs and during nontraditional shifts.

 

Child Care for PCS Program

The Child Care for PCS Program is intended to help relieve some of the stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move. The Air Force Aid Society pays up to 20 hours of child care (per child) in licensed Family Child Care (FCC) home on base or Air Force Affiliated home off base. Families may use the 20 hours of care within 60 days before family departure from a base, and 60 days after arriving at their new base.  In order to use this program, families must present a Certificate of Eligibility.  Certificates are available at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

 

Extended Duty Care Program

The Extended Duty Care Program assists military families working extended hours by increasing the hours of care available in Air Force licensed Family Child Care Homes. The Extended Duty Care Program provides services beyond the care that families are already purchasing in child care programs on or off base. The program offers care in FCC homes beyond the standard

5-day work week.  Extended Duty Care offered at Cannon AFB includes Extended Duty Care, Returning Home Care, Medical Care, Wounded Warrior Care, and Child Care for Fallen Warriors.  Returning home care entities a family to 16 hours of free child care for each child in an Extended Duty Care FCC home.

 

Pre-Deployment Child Care

Pre-Deployment Child Care (PDCC) provides child care for children ages 12 and under.  Up to 16 hours of care per child is available to those Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve members assigned to an Air Force or Joint Base Air Force led installation prior to deploying for more than 30 days.  Care for PDCC is provided in an Air Force Family Child Care (AF FCC)  home participating in the AF FCC Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program. The 16 hours must be used prior to deployment.  To request care, the parent must complete the AF FCC ECC registration and submit it with a copy of their order to the FCC office.

 

Deployment Child Care

Deployment Child Care (DCC) provides child care of children ages 12 and under.  Up to 16 hours of care per child is available to those Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve members assigned to an Air Force or Joint Base Air Force led installation during the members deployment of more than 30 days.  Care for DCC is provided in an Air Force Family Child Care (AFCC) home participating in the AF FCC Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program.  The 16 hours must be used during the deployment.  To request care, the parent must complete the AF FCC ECC registration and submit it with a copy of their orders to the FCC office.

 

   Contact Info

Family Child Care

335 DL Ingram Ave

Cannon AFB, NM 88103

 

P: 575-784-6258

DSN: 681-6258

 

   Hours of Operation

Office

Monday-Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

Available by appointment.

Closed Federal Holidays

 

Please leave a voice message if no one is available to take your call.

 

Text code CANNON to 313131

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