Address: Bldg. 10122, Room 114 (Corner of California & Washington)
Airman & Family Readiness Center 706 Washington
Hours: M-F 0800-1700
Closed weekends and federal holidays
Providing Positive Environments
Family Child Care (FCC) is a great alternative to the CDC for childcare. FCC providers are independent business operators and work under their own contracts with the parents of the children in their care. Parents can expect high standards of care from this home-based program due to the prerequisites that must be met prior to becoming licensed.
Heidi Mendez, 2016 Vandenberg Family Child Care Provider of the Year
Become an FCC Provider!
Family Child Care is far from a simple babysitting service. A licensed provider can become a childcare professional with the United States Air Force Family Child Care Program. The Vandenberg AFB FCC Program is always seeking qualified individuals to provide superior quality childcare to military and civilians on base in support of the mission. Anyone who is a spouse of an active duty member who lives in privatized housing, 18 years and over, possessing a high school diploma, and meeting all background check requirements may operate an Air Force licensed in-home child care business.
An FCC Provider can own a business, set their own hours, stay at home with their children, and help others develop and learn by creating a caring and loving environment. The FCC Program offers extensive training in health, safety, and fire protection practices; CPR and First Aid training; menu planning through the USDA program; lesson planning; and much more. In addition to the training, a provider has access to the FCC Resource Center which eliminates most out-of-pockets expenses when setting up a family child care program in your home. A licensed FCC Provider may take his/ or her experience to another base without going through another training period.
The Family Child Care Program is always in need of providers who will offer care during extended duty hours and shift work as well as providing care to children with special needs.
For more information or if you are interested in becoming an affiliated childcare provider, please call (805) 606-4639.
Registration - Visit www.militarychildcare.com
Militarychildcare.com is your first stop in registering your child for child care at the Child Development Center, Family Child Care, and School Age Care. Militarychildcare.com (MCC) is a Department of Defense (DoD) website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway provides comprehensive information on military-operated or military-subsidized child care programs worldwide and simplifies the childcare search and request process. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location. Through MCC, eligible families can search and request care for full day and part day options in facility-based and home-based programs for children from birth through age 12. Families may remain on a preferred program's waitlist even after being offered care or enrolling in another program.
Family Child Care providers are individually listed on MCC and can be looked up by visiting the website at any time.
Additional Program Options
PCS care has been made available through the Air Force Aid Society and Family Child Care Program. AFAS will pay for up to 20 hours of child care (per child) in certified FCC homes on base. Families with PCS orders are eligible to receive a "Child Care for PCS Certificate" from the Airman & 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 childcare at a time when finances are already strained.
Volunteer Care Program
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 to 16 hours of free childcare.
Please call for details on any of our additional child care programs offered.
- Deployment Child Care Support
- Emergency Medical Care (EMC)
- Wounded Warrior Care
- Child Care Support For Fallen Warriors
- PCS Child Care for Army, Navy and Marines Assigned to an AF Installation
- Expanded Child Care (ECC)
- Subsidy (SUB)
- Extended Duty Care (EDC)
- Supplemental Child Care (SCC)
Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Vandenberg AFB Child Development Center, School-Age Program and Family Child Care program announces sponsorship of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program The program is available without charge to all enrolled children at the following locations:
- Vandenberg AFB Child Development Center, Bldg. 16177
- Vandenberg AFB School-Age Program, Bldg. 16170
- Vandenberg AFB Family Child Care Program. 10122
(link to CACFP media release)
If you cannot reach us by phone, please contact Ms. Carola Murdock via EMAIL for information regarding FCC.