- Family Care- Camp Pendleton
Family Care- Camp Pendleton
Contact / Hours:
MilitaryChildCare.com Helpdesk (855) 696-2934 *Select Option 1
The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the importance of providing Military and DoD-affiliated Families with access to quality, affordable child care programs. Access to child care directly affects the efficiency, mission readiness, morale, and retention of DoD personnel worldwide. Camp Pendleton offers Child & Youth Programs (CYP), School Age Childcare (SAC), and Family Child Care (FCC), which offers an alternative to center-based childcare.
- Hourly Care-School Age
- Extended Care
- School-Age Care 5-12yrs
Registration and Forms
For efficient service, please print and complete all applicable forms below prior to your appointment with Resource & Referral.
*Any child with a special need or medical condition may not enroll until the IAT meeting has been completed.
Family Child Care Providers
|Mon-Fri||7 am–5 pm|
Family Child Care (FCC) offers an alternative to center-based childcare. FCC providers are trained, certified, and monitored to provide quality, in-home childcare aboard Camp Pendleton. Childcare hours, services, and availability to provide care may vary from provider to provider. Please visit Militarychildcare.com to view available providers in your area, or call the Family Childcare office at (760) 725-7631.
Benefits of Family Childcare
- Offers small groups and continuity of care
- Specialized care is available for children with special needs or families needing care outside of typical working hours
- Care options can include Full-Day, Part-Day, hourly, before & after school, and extended daycare
- Care is provided for multi-aged children in the same location
- Homes are equipped with developmentally appropriate materials to meet every child’s needs
- Infant only homes are available
Becoming a Family Child Care Provider FCC professionals are in great demand and can earn an income working from home while providing a service to our military community. As a provider, you will be trained and certified by FCC staff. You will be qualified to offer childcare in your home aboard the installation. Childcare hours, services, and availability can be tailored to meet your needs.
All providers are required to complete the CNACI background screening and background screening for anyone living in the household, 18 years old or older, as well as attend a 40-hour training course.
- Must be 18 years old or older
- Must have a high school diploma
- Must live on an installation
- Must complete health screening
Benefits of becoming a Family Child Care Provider:
- Increase your knowledge and skills in the field of Child Development
- Earn an income for your family while staying home with your own children
- Equipment and toy lending library available
- Extensive initial and on-going training
- Technical assistance available at all times
- USDA Child and Adult Food Program
CDC & SAC FAQ
The Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees DO Form 2652 or electronic equivalent will be used to verify total family income (TFI) as defined in DoD I 6060.02. This form will be changed to reflect this guidance on calculating TFI for dual military members who receive BAH and to update the definition of TFI.For the purposes of determining child care fees in the Department of Defense child development program, TFI is defined as all earned income including wages, salaries, tips, special duty pay (flight pay, demolition duty pay, sea pay), and active duty save pay, long-term disability benefits, voluntary salary deferrals, retirement or other pension income including SSI paid to the spouse/partner and VA benefits paid to the surviving spouse before deductions for taxes. TFI calculations must also include quarters subsistence and other allowances appropriate for the rank and status of military or civilian personnel whether received in cash or in kind.
Programs should not include alimony, and child support received by the custodial parent, SSI received on behalf of the dependent child, reimbursements for educational expenses or health and wellness benefits, cost of living (COLA) received in high-cost areas, temporary duty allowances, or reenlistment bonuses. Do not include cash awards, bonuses, or overtime pay in TFI calculation.
TFI includes the appropriate Non-Locality Basic Allowance for Housing with Dependents Rate (BAH RC/T) for all members, regardless of whether they live in government housing or off installation. Programs will use the local BAH rate in locations where military members receive less than the BAH RC/T allowance.
For dual military living in government, quarters include BAH RC/T of the senior member-only; for a Defense civilian OCONUS includes either the housing allowance or the value of the in-kind housing provided.
The purpose of the Inclusion Action Team (IAT) is to address the placement of children with special needs in the Child and Youth Programs delivery system; including recommendations of developmentally appropriate environment, adult/child ratios, group sizes, and any necessary program accommodations. Members may include the child’s parent(s)/guardian, CYP Administrator, Resource & Referral representative, Family Child Care Director, CDC management team member (i.e., Director, Assistant Director, or Training & Curriculum Specialist), School Age Care (SAC) management team member, EFMP Manager, CYP Nurse, Family Care Behavioral Specialist, and the Food Program Manager. Families may request their child’s special needs professional to participate in the IAT meeting.Parents must submit the CYP Special Needs Packet and the CYP Health Assessment form to the CYP Resource and Referral Office (Bldg. 13150) in person or via fax at (760) 725-7097. The physician should complete, sign, and stamp the associated paperwork on behalf of the child. Once the Special Needs packet is received, Resource & Referral will coordinate the IAT meeting with the parent(s) and other team members.
After reviewing specific information regarding the developmental, medical, and educational needs of the child, family considerations, and the availability of space in the Child Development Center, Family Child Care Home, or SAC program, the IAT members will submit a recommendation to the CYP Administrator or designee for review and approval: Appropriate placement that meets the needs of the child, in a developmentally appropriate childcare environment (i.e., Child Development Center, School Age Care Center, Family Child Care Home, or Youth & Teen Center). Accommodations and/or program modifications will be necessary to ensure the safety and developmental effectiveness of the child care experience for the child and to identify agencies responsible for funding the modifications or accommodations. Pre-admission staff/provider training necessary to care for the child. The child’s special needs status will be reviewed annually or reassessed at the onset of any change in the disability, treatment regimen, or needs.