Family Child Care

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Family Child Care
(307) 773-3317
7205 15th Cavalry
Hours of Operation:
Tue – Fri 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Call for appointment to find child care.

About Us

Family Child Care at 7205 15th Cavalry. offers an excellent alternative of child care for parents who would like their children cared for in a home setting. Care is provided in military housing as well as off base. Caregivers, who are licensed by the 90 MSG commander must meet strict Air Force requirements. They must complete a five day orientation training class prior to licensing. Training includes CPR and First Aid certification, complete 15 Air Force standardized training modules, 24 hours of annual training and pass a comprehensive background check which includes family members.  FCC providers complete a monthly 17 page self assessment that ensures the safety, health and well-being of your child or children as well as receive monthly unannounced visits from the FCC Manager.  Providers offer daily activities that promote social, self, creative, physical and cognitive development.  Your child or children will receive individualized attention in a small group setting that is warm, caring, nurturing and educational.  Referral lists for in-home providers may be obtained from a variety of agencies on base such as FCC and the CDC.

FCC also offers Extended Duty Care, Missile Duty Care, Return Home Care, Air Force Aid PCS Care, Volunteer Care and serves as back-up for the Air Force Aid Program “Give Parents a Break”.

Call the Family Child Care Office at (307) 773-3317.

Family Child Care Class

If you are watching children in your home on base for more than 10 hours per week you must be a licensed provider. You may also become a provider if you are affiliated with the base and live off base. All licensing requirements apply. Providers are needed to provide care for the Expanded Child Care Programs. These individuals are given priority for licensing/affiliation, if there is a waiting list for training and approval. Providers are also needed to care for children with special needs such as asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy, physical impairments, or others. Orientation Classes will be held quarterly or more as needed. 

Child Care

In search of child-care? We can assist you at the Family Child Care Office Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with an appointment. Call 773-3317 to speak to FCC staff.

Family Child Care Subsidy Program

Please call 773-3317 for program information. Families eligible for the subsidy program include those with children ages three and younger.

Interested in Becoming a Family Child Care Provider?

Prospective Family Child Care providers submit AF Form 1928, Family Child Care License Application and complete pre-licensing requirements and orientation. There will be an FCC orientation class Aug 1-4 from8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Call 773-3317 for more information.

Unlicensed Child Care

Base housing residents should be aware of the Air Force requirements for conducting childcare in government housing. Anyone caring for children for more than 10 hours a week may be in violation of Air Force Instruction 34-276. Individuals who are not approved family childcare providers cannot advertise in base publications or on base bulletin boards. The Mission Support Group may revoke the housing privileges of individuals who provide care but refuse to become licensed or who continue to provide care after their license has been suspended or revoked. Anyone interested in becoming a Family Child Care provider may call the FCC office at 773-3317.

Shift and Evening Care

The Family Child Care program is in need of individuals to provide care during swing and evening shifts. Individuals interested in providing care are given priority in licensing. Anyone interested should call the Family Child Care office.

Family Child Care for Volunteers

The Family Child Care office in coordination with the Air Force Aid Society offers the Family Child Care for Volunteers program. Family members that volunteer may be eligible for up 16 hours of free childcare. Please contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 773-5899 or the Family Child Care office at 773-3317.

FCC License Requirements

Interested individuals will:

  1. Complete a FCC license application.
  2. Provider and household members must have background agency screenings.
  3. Attend four daytime training sessions.
  4. Provide evidence of a negative tuberculin skin test and/or chest X-ray for self and all household members over twelve months of age (update every two years)
  5. Provide name of another licensed provider available to provide backup support in emergencies. Spouses on active duty do not qualify as backup.
  6. Obtain Liability Insurance to insure your small business.
  7. Become CPR and first aid certified.
  8. Upon completion of agency screenings, home inspection will be conducted.

Referral lists for in-home providers may be obtained from a variety of agencies on base such as the Family Child Care office, Child Development Center, Lodging, Civilian Personnel Office or Community Support Center.

Free Child Care for PSCing Families

Air Force Aid Society and Family Child Care have partnered to provide up to 20 hours of child care (per child) in a certified FCC home for families PCSing and AF members with retirement orders (to include Temporary Disability Retired List orders).  Families with PCS orders are eligible to receive a Child Care for PCS Certificate from the Airman and Family Readiness Center for use within 60 days of departure or arrival.  The program is open to all ranks who may not be able to afford the additional expense of child care at a time when finances are already strained.  Families may receive a certificate when departing and arriving at F.E. Warren AFB.  In addition, members who are about to retire may also be issued a Child Care for PCS certificate for 20 hours of child care at the base they are departing, for use at that base only.  The certificate may be issued within 60 days of their departure, which may be different from the date of retirement.  The Child Care for PCS program does not include members who are separating from the AF, or members moving for reasons other than retirement or PCS. For additional details, contact the Relocation Office, Airman and Family Readiness Center, 7601 Randall Ave., 773-5945.

Missile Duty Care Program

The Missile Duty Care Program is designed to assist both single and dual military families who need childcare when they are required to work on the missile site. The program provides childcare that is more accessible to military members as they perform their mission during their trip out to the field. It is designed to accommodate longer work hours, evenings, and weekends. This program is a special contract and expense to the military family.

Missile Care 2

The Missile 2 Care Program provides child care for those members working in the missile field when their spouse has an approved appointments such as Medical Appointments/ Workshops, Airman and Family Readiness Center Appointments/Workshops, Employment Opportunities, Parent/Teacher Conferences.  There is no cost to the parents.

Extended Duty Child Care Program

Extended Duty Child Care Program is designed for on base mission related duty, extended duty hours, temporary shift changes, rapid mobilization, and deployment. The program provides more assessable childcare as the military family performs their mission during contingency of high OPS, tempo operation, and/or experiencing a temporary shift change. This is a special contracted position and no expense to the military family.

Reunion Child Care Program

Reunion Child Care Program is designed for active duty personnel returning home. 16 Hours of childcare per child under the age of 12 is provided through the Extended Duty and Missile Duty program. Placement depends on availability of hours. The care must be used within 30 days. This program is paid by special contract and is no expense to the military family.

Air National Guard/ Air Force Reserves Home Community Care

HHC Care Program is designed to provide child care Guard and Reserve members for primary Unit Training Assembly Weekends. This program is no cost to the parents.

Supplemental Child Care

Supplemental Child care Program is for those parents who regularly work extended shifts. There is no cost to parents who are purchasing full-time care on or off the installation.

Emergency Medical Care

Emergency Medical Care provides child Care for those families who are experiencing an emergency medical issue with an immediate family member. There is no cost to parents.

Child Care Support for Fallen Warriors

Fallen Warrior Care provides child care for Families who have an immediate family fallen military member. There is no cost to parents.

Wounded Warrior Care

Wounded Warrior Care provides child care for families of wounded warriors who have short term child care needs such as medical appointments and military appointments. There is no cost to parents.

Pre-Deployment Child Care

Pre-Deployment Child Care 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 in support of contingency operations for more than 30 days. Care for PDCC is provided in an Air Force Family Child Care Home participating in the AF FCC Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program. The 16 hours must be used prior to deployment

Deployment Child Care

Deployment Child Care 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 during the members deployment in support of contingency operations of more than 30 days. Care for DCC is provided in an Air Force Family Child Care Home participating in the AF FCC Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program. The 16 hours must be used during the deployment.