Are you a military spouse or retiree looking to start your own business while also taking care of your children? Then the Family Child Care (FCC) program may be just what you need! With the help of the 22d Force Support Squadron, setting yourself up an FCC provider has never been easier or more financially rewarding.
The Family Child Care program offers a nurturing, educational, and home-like environment for children. The providers are held to high standards that include 24 hours of annual training, monthly home inspections, and meeting Air Force regulations. Providers must hold current First Aid, CPR, and food handlers certificates, ensuring that your children are always in safe hands.
Not only is the FCC program ideal for children, but it's also perfect for those looking to become providers. Our team can walk you through the process of starting a daycare business. Providers are needed for regular daytime care, evening/night shifts, extended duty, weekends, TDY, hourly care, and care for children with chronic health problems including asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy, and physical impairments. The biggest current need is for daily providers Monday through Friday during work hours.
Starting a business can be scary, but with the FCC program, you have the support of the 22d Force Support Squadron. In a recent development, the pathway no longer demands that military spouses meet state certification regulations. If you're a military spouse, we can help you get started!
The 22d Force Support Squadron is looking for providers because we understand the need for affordable childcare. In 2023, we will begin construction on the Child Development Center expansion, but with a long waitlist for CDC parents, FCC providers help mitigate and manage that waitlist.
In addition to owning your own business and taking care of your children, there are also financial incentives from the DOD to FCC providers. The FCC office does not regulate the FCC provider's contracts or fees, so you can choose your rates based on your market and needs. Plus there's a host of case-by-case incentives for finishing certification, taking on waitlist families and recruiting more FCC providers.
Becoming an FCC provider has never been easier or more rewarding and the Family Child Care program is a win-win for everyone involved. Children get a home-like environment with professional providers, military-affiliated homes get to start their own business while getting paid to take care of their children, and the 22d Force Support Squadron helps alleviate the waitlist for the Child Development Center. With financial incentives and the support of the 22d Force Support Squadron, there's never been a better time to become an FCC provider. Contact Shelby Goswick at (316) 759-4223 for more information or an application.
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