- Family Child Care – Fort Bliss
Family Child Care - Fort Bliss
Please understand that providing care on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week without being registered as an FCC provider is unauthorized. Providing unauthorized care places you at risk of losing your housing privileges.
The Family Child Care (FCC) program is an integral part of the Child and Youth Services (CYS) child care system available on Army garrisons. FCC provides quality home based care for children 4 weeks to 12 years old and is offered in government owned and government leased housing located on post.
FCC has unique qualities that make it a preferred choice for many families. It offers flexible hours: full day, part day, extended /overnight, weekend and hourly care in a comfortable home setting. FCC also offers a 15% cost savings compared to Child Development Centers and School Age Care fees
FCC Providers are vetted and only the best qualified candidates are recommended for certification. Providers must complete background checks and regular home inspections as a part of certification. They also receive paid ongoing training for professional development.
Army policy requires that anyone providing care on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week, must be certified through Child and Youth Services as a FCC provider.
Providing unauthorized child care in government owned/leased housing puts you at risk of losing your housing privileges. Unauthorized child care by an uncertified person puts your child at risk.
Why choose FCC?
All the Comforts of Home
Quality, Availability, Affordability and Accountability
• Multi-age care, so siblings can stay together
• 15% lower cost than facility based care
• Options for hourly, evening, weekend & flexible care
• Weekly home monitoring & oversight
• Offers developmentally appropriate curriculum
• Unannounced inspections to ensure a safe, healthy environment for your children
• Providers receive ongoing training and professional development
FCC is Your Child’s Home Away from Home.
Become a Family Child Care Provider
Are you interested in running your own childcare business? Are you creative, energetic, and do you love working with children?
Own your Own Business & Make a Difference by Providing Quality & Affordable Child Care
• Expedited background check clearance process
• Paid training
• Opportunities to increase your salary with training & education
• Business that moves when you move
• Stay at home with your children & earn a salary at the same time
A career in Family Child Care awaits you!
How can I become a certified FCC provider?
To become a certified FCC provider, you must complete a local background check; agree to have inspections conducted by the Fire, Safety and Preventive Medicine Offices; as well as attend a minimum of 38 hours of training. The training includes child abuse identification and prevention, first aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.
1. Complete FCC Application (DA Form 5219). Submit application to the local FCC office for processing.
2. Family Interview-conducted in the home of the applicant. All family members should be present for the interview.
3. Background checks-Investigations are completed on the applicant, military sponsor, and children or any bono fide resident in the home 12 years of age and older.
4. Orientation Training- Minimum one week.
5. Home Inspections- Fire, Safety, Health and Sanitation proponents.
6. Provisional Certification! Open for Business!
The FCC office is responsible for ensuring that all FCC providers meet all requirements outlined in Army Regulation 608-10 and Fort Bliss SOP's. The staff provides training classes, workshops, and provider newsletters.
The FCC team consists of:
- FCC Director
- Training and Curriculum Specialist (TACS)
- USDA Representative
- FCC Program Associate
- Administrative Assistant
Monthly visits to each FCC home ensure required program standards are attained and maintained