Family Child Care
Conveniently located inside the CDC Annex, USAFA's Family Child Care office provides you with resources and alternatives to center-based child care. We offer regular care of children in the home of a licensed Provider. Care is provided on a full time, part time or hourly basis.
In an FCC home there are no more than 6 children present under the age of 12. The Air Force has developed a system to use in offering this program. Persons who want to operate an FCC home must meet certain base requirements before offering child care. Operating an FCC home in government quarters is a privilege granted by the base commander to persons who have satisfactorily completed training requirements, home inspections and agency screenings.
FCC is designed to ensure the health and safety of the children cared for are protected, and the operation of such homes does not detract from the quality of life of Air Force families. Meals served to the children in care meet the guidelines of the USDA child and adult care food program.
Children ages 2 weeks through 12 years of any active-duty, DoD civilians or primary contractors on or supported by USAFA are eligible. Child care is provided on an equal opportunity basis in all FCC homes. Children are required to have current up-to-date immunizations.
We are currently recruiting individuals living on USAFA interested in becoming FCC Providers, especially those interested in providing infant, special needs and extended duty care.
Give Parents a Break Program/Parents Night Out
Give Parents a Break is a program sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society for families who are under stress and feel they need a break or just a little time to themselves. The Child Development Center will care for the children of referred families every second Friday or Saturday of the month for free. Families can get a referral from their Squadron First Sergeants or can contact the A&FRC, 333-3444. After getting a referral, call the CDC at 333-6779 for a reservation. Parents Night Out is held every second Friday or Saturday of the month for a fee. Please call the Main CDC at 333-6779 for more information or to make a reservation.
Family Child Care also offers these programs:
Extended Duty Care
EDC is designed to help families who have a requirement to work longer hours, evenings, overnights, weekends and/or are experiencing a temporary shift change (up to 3 days) while they perform their mission during contingency or high tempo operations and have no one else in the home to provide care.
Returning Home Care
RHC provides up to 16 hours of child care to eligible members returning from a 30 day plus deployment in support of contingency operations as well as those returning for their Rest and Recuperation (R&R) leave.
Bereavement Care provides hourly care to attend appointments for a fallen military family member when families have no one else in the home to provide care.
Wounded Warrior Care
WWC provides hourly care to attend appointments when families have no one else in the home to provide care.
Pre Deployment Care
PDC is up to 16 hours of care per child, available to those who are 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.
DCC is up to 16 hours of care per child, available to those who are Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve members assigned to an Air Force or Joint Base Air Force led installation during the member's deployment in support of contingency operations of more than 30 days.
Permanent Change of Station
PCS program provides care to eligible tenant base members' permanently changing station. The family will receive up to 20 hours of child care (for each child) when they are within 60 days of your PCS departure or arrival date at this base.