With FCC, children receive their care in the private home of a certified provider living in government-owned or leased housing or in state-licensed homes in the community. Family child care provides accommodating child care arrangements, including night, weekend, and flexible hourly care for shift work.
In-home childcare programs offer comparable care to a CDC. Providers must be certified by the DoD, and some seek additional accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). Regulations limit the number of children that may be cared for at one time: no more than six children under age eight, and no more than two children under two years old.
The Child Development Homes Program offers child care in a home environment. The program includes approximately 10 homes with 60 available spaces (includes provider's children). The goals of this Navy-wide program are as follows:
- To increase the availability of quality, affordable childcare for military families.
- To establish standards of child care for the protection and well being of children while away from their homes.
- To encourage and assist Child Development Homes Providers to operate a quality, nurturing program for children.
- To provide an opportunity for spouses of military and DOD personnel to operate a business in their homes within Navy guidelines.
- To allow parents to perform their duties of work without undue concern about the care their children are receiving.
Each provider sets their own fees and hours within broad guidelines. For more information, contact our Family Child Care Director at 760-939-6683.