Family Child Care - (2 Wks - 12 Yrs)
Start your own business by becoming a Family Child Care provider!
- Own your own business and make money as you raise your own children
- All required toys, equipment, safety and health supplies needed to begin your business are provided to you free
- Resume and career builder
- Opportunity to receive education leading to National Accreditation
- Introduction to a new career path in Early Childhood Education
- No licensing fee
Why choose the Family Child Care Program?
What We Offer
- Many providers can respond to the unique needs of military schedules such as weekends, evenings, and intermittent care.
- Care is available for infants six weeks to school-age children in one home, so siblings can stay together.
- Settings for children who do best in small groups.
- Every provider and household members age twelve and older have in-depth background checks.
- Provider's homes are inspected by the Fire, Safety, and Public Health Departments annually or more.
- Unannounced home visits are made by the FCC Office to the home to ensure compliance with all regulations at least once per month.
- Only six children can be in care at any time, including the provider’s own children under the age of eight. Only two of these six can be under the age of two, including the provider’s own children.
- Providers purchase their own daycare liability insurance.
- Providers have the same orientation training as all CYP employees, including CPR, First Aid, health, sanitation, food handling and disease prevention, child growth and development, child abuse prevention and reporting, appropriate guidance, setting up a home environment, USDA policies and menu planning and business practices before getting licensed.
- Providers complete military standardization modules to ensure they operate a developmentally appropriate home with developmental activities.
- Assessments of each of the fifteen modules are conducted to observe providers doing developmentally appropriate hands-on activities in their home.
- Providers join a network that meets monthly to exchange views and train on special topics relating to their profession.
- The FCC Office continually works with providers to provide training, support, equipment, and guidance.
- Providers participate in USDA and serve nutritious meals.
- Providers follow the "Creative Curriculum" and offer a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities for children to enjoy.
- Providers work towards their Child Development Associates (CDA), a national child care credential, and National Accreditation through the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC) showing their expertise in the field.
- Financial assistance is available to children on the CDC waiting list which allows parents' fees to match what they would pay at the CDC.
We welcome providers and staff with Special Needs or Chronic Health Issues
What We Offer
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Speak, read and write English
- Attend 36 hours of Orientation
- Proof of Immunizations
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
The FCC Office will guide you through the licensing process and assist you with establishing your business. All training requirements mandated by AFI 34-144, Jul 19 for FCC providers will be provided prior to the home being licensed.
Training will include child abuse identification and reporting, appropriate guidance, discipline techniques, food handlers, medication administration, learning environments, safety, health, and fire regulations. In addition, you will complete 15 specialized modules that will educate you on everything from home safety and health to set up your environment during your first 18 months of license.
For additional information on starting your FCC career call 907.552.3995.
FCC is always recruiting providers for all types of care:
- Infant & Toddler
- Before & After School
- Weekend Duty
- Extended Duty
- PCS / Volunteer
- TDY & Return Home Care
- Special Needs & Chronic Health Problems (Children with asthma, cerebral palsy, physical impairments, etc.)
- Affiliate (providers not residing in base housing)
Child Care Service Providers
We Are Hiring!
The JBER Family Care Provider Office is currently recruiting for Family Child Care, Expanded Child Care, and Respite Care Providers. There are also opportunities to provide care for chidlren with special needs. Any specialized training will be provided.
Description of a child care provider:
Flexible/Full time hours
Coordinate and conducts activities for program participants
Promotes safe and healthy practices
Maintains professional attitude with children, parents, and staff
Inventories equipment/supplies for daily use
Develops social and physical skills for children