FAMILY CHILD CARE
Community Child Care Coordinator
Bldg 4575 Virginia Ave.
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Hours of Operation
*No open times or walk-ins.
Closed on Weekends, AFDW Family Days and Federal Holidays
Family Child Care (FCC) is a quality alternative to center-based childcare, which is provided by spouses of active duty military members in their government-owned or leased housing. The Family Child Care Office and other base agencies certify both the individual providing services and the occupied quarters. Each home is monitored on a monthly basis by the Family Child Care Coordinators. There are also unannounced visits by representatives from fire, safety, public health and other related base agencies.
The FCC philosophy is to nurture the child through care, understanding, love and affection. We believe in providing a relaxed atmosphere where a child can develop to his/her full potential. We encourage children to grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally through a daily routine of play and recreation. FCC further believes that the child’s world should be as happy and as free of fears and pressures as possible.
All individuals interested in becoming a licensed FCC provider must apply and be approved before they are licensed to provide childcare. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent, have the ability to read, speak and write English, be physically and mentally capable of providing care, be willing to complete the required training and have the ability to obtain the required insurance. In addition, background checks are completed on all individuals living in the home who are over 12 years of age.
The next step in becoming a licensed provider is to complete a basic orientation training that includes child development, child guidance techniques, working in a multi-age setting, fire safety procedures, safety procedures, health procedures, business practices, child abuse identification and reporting, as well as First Aid and CPR. All classes offered through the FCC office are free of charge.
*For more information, visit the Department of the Air Force's Child and Youth Programs' FCC page.
Parent Advisory Board:
We encourage parent involvement at the centers. There is a Parent Advisory Committee established to further the connection between home, your child, the center, and the classroom. There is an open-door policy in place welcoming parents to visit at any time throughout the day. For more information, please stop by the front desk.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING FCC:
Child Care Aware of America Programs
Child Care Aware of America Programs (CCA) are designed to assist military families who do not have access to child care programs on the installation to find child care off the installation. CCA will also help with fee assistance, if the family and the child care program they select are eligible.
Families must be on the installation waiting lists through https://militarychildcare.com to qualify for fee assistance from CCA. Visit https://www.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/.
FCC offers care for children of any active duty member and Department of Defense civilians.
Each licensed FCC home is distinguished with the FCC logo sign in the front door or window.
Fees and hours of operation are a matter of private negotiation between providers and parents.
The FCC program offers equal opportunities to staff, children, and providers. We accept individuals into our program of various backgrounds, religious affiliations, and those with chronic health problems. The FCC program also affiliates state licensed providers who are family members of active duty or retired military members.
Air Force Family Child Care Incentive Program
Earn up to $1,775 per week while you work from home! Training and licensing are free and you can be your own boss! Stay home with your children! How? Become a Family Child Care Provider. Full-time providers can now make up to $329 per child, per week!
JB Andrews is a test base for an Air Force recruitment and retention program offering incentives to new and existing FCC Providers. Providers will make $209 to $279 per week for children over 2 years and $209 to $329 for children under 2. Accredited providers earn even more, up to $370 per child, per week. An additional $200 per child incentive is given to all providers who enroll children who are supplanted from the CDC due to priority on a full-time basis.
*The weekly rate is part parent fee + part Air Force subsidy.
Air Force Family Child Care Programs provide training and oversight to licensed family child care homes on or near the Air Force installation. The providers offer a variety of care options for families such as full-day, part-day, infant/toddler care, evening, weekend, and respite care. Care is also provided to mildly ill children and for parents who work different shifts. The Air Force offers providers the use of lending programs stocked with supplies and equipment needed to set up and maintain quality environments for children. Providers receive intensive on-going training to ensure that high standards of care are met. The Air Force encourages and supports providers becoming accredited by National Association for Family Child Care.
*For information on becoming an FCC Provider, please contact Family Child Care at (301) 981-2123, or email email@example.com.
Expanded Child Care
The Department of the Air Force Offers a number of programs free of charge, check the DAF's FCC page for more details. In order to apply, submit the Expanded Child Care form to the FCC org box (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition to the Expanded Child Care form, you will also need to submit additional documents for the following types of care:
Home Community Care: A copy of your unit's schedule for the fiscal year.
Supplemental Child Care: A copy of your schedule (or a memo from your supervisor) listing the hours your are required to work outside normal child care hours, and possibly a copy of your child's contract with any off-installation child care.
Military Spouse Appointment Child Care: A copy of your appointment with a medical professional, Airman and Family Readiness, or the Chaplain. The maximum number of hours available is 16 hours per month.
Deployment Care: All pages of the deploying member's orders.
Extended Duty Care: A memo or schedule showing the need to work beyond the hours of normal child care, and possibly a copy of your child's contract with any off-installation child care.
PCS and Transition Child Care: For Air Force, see the Airman and Family Readiness Office for a form. For all other services, a copy of PCS or transition orders.
For FCC Provider Orientation and Training: A copy of the training schedule.
See the DAF's ECC page for information on other expanded child care offerings, such as Emergency Medical Care, Wounded Warrior Care, and Fallen Warrior Care.
DAF Subsidy is available to military and civilians using FCC. The eligible patrons must either be single or have a spouse in one of the following categories; also military, working at least 30 hours a week, in school full-time (12 hours a semester as an undergrad, or 9 hours if in grad school), or seeking employment (the spouse needs to find work within 90 days of starting child care).
A member requesting subsidy needs to submit pay or school information (LES's, pay stubs or a school schedule), a completed 2652 and an Air Force Subsidy Registration Checklist to email@example.com.
Click here to access the Application for DoD Child Care Fees (2652 Form).
Click here to access the Air Force FCC Subsidy Registration Checklist.