Community Coordinator
Ms. Carol Carter
850.884.4300

FCC Coordinator
Ms. Lindy Fazekas
850.884.5729

Shaping The Future Of The Next Generation

Child care providers can start a rewarding career that will allow them to earn an income and shape the future of the next generation as licensed Hurlburt Field Family Child Care Providers. Family Child Care is an alternative to the Child Development Center for families that need full-time care, weekend care, care for children with special needs, infants, school-age children, and care during swing and midnight shifts. Individuals must be licensed by the Mission Support Group Commander when providing care in their base housing unit for more than 10 hours a week or on a regular basis.

Become a Family Child Care provider today!

Benefits of being a licensed FCC Provider:

  • Work from home
  • Receive free training
  • Set your own hours & rate of pay
  • Do work you love
  • Very little upfront cost
  • Professional Development Earned
  • Work Expanded programs for extra income
  • Be a business owner
  • Reimbursement for pet
  • Certificate and liability insurance
  • Receive reimbursement for food served through the USDA
  • Receive free Lending Library access for equipment and materials
  • $300 per year for licensing
  • $319 per week per child cared for on subsidy program
  • $75 per week for each of their own children 3-8 yrs when providing 30 hours/week of care for a child on subsidy
  • $100 per week for each of their own children under 2 when providing 30 hours/week of care for a child on subsidy

To apply call the FCC office at (850) 884-4300 or apply online.

Military Child Care

The DoD is committed to ensuring quality child care is available and affordable for DoD and military families worldwide.

The military child care system serves as a model for the nation. Programs offer the highest quality child care, with offerings designed to meet the unique needs of military members, such as care provided during non-traditional hours or over the weekends.

DoD offers various types of programs, such as on-installation child development and school age centers, family child care for a more home-like setting, and MCCYN fee assistance to make community-based care more affordable for families.

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Kinderspot

Finding short-term child care can be difficult. Kinderspot aims to make it easier.

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Military Child Care In Your Neighborhood

MCCYN is a fee assistance program that keeps affordable child care in
reach for eligible families. It’s intended for families who cannot access military-operated care due to distance or waitlists. With fee assistance, a portion of your child care cost is paid to reduce the cost of using community-based care.

The goal is to make it easier for you to afford quality child care from local community providers when you cannot access military care. Monthly provider’s rate cap of $1,800. The program is open to Fort Walton Beach area and Jacksonville/Mayport, FL area.

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Parent fee assistance guide

Military Child Care In Your Home

The Child Care in Your Home pilot program will offer fee assistance towards full-time child care costs, defined as a minimum of 30 hours to a maximum of 60 hours of child care weekly. Parents are responsible for their DoD fees based on their Total Family income, and fees in excess of 60 hours of care weekly. Care is administered in the military family’s home and is not limited to Monday through Friday or time of day. Eligible families are responsible for finding and hiring their CCYH provider to care for their child(ren). Monthly provider’s rate cap of $1800. Spaces are limited in the areas
because the number of spaces are divided fairly between the Services. The people can place their name on the waitlist in MCC if interested in CCYH.

  • Fee assistance towards full-time care costs; minimum 30>60hrs of weekly
  • Parents are responsible for their DoD fees based on Total Family Income
  • Care is administered in the military’s family home
  • Eligible families responsible for finding care and hiring their CCYN
  • Monthly provider’s stipend $1,800 per month

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Parent fee assistance guide

In home reference guide sponsored by Military One Source.

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Fee assistance programs available to Hurlburt families

FCC Programs

Expanded Child Care Programs

Air Force PCS Child Care

Air Force military members or spouses who PCS in or out of their duty station are eligible for 20 hours of free child care per child, paid for by the Air Force Aid Society. Certificates are issued by the Hurlburt Military & Family Readiness Center and may only be used at Hurlburt Field FCC certified provider homes.

Eligibility Requirements:

PCS Child Care: Army, Navy & Marines

Army, Navy and Marine families assigned to, living on, or working on Hurlburt Field, AFB who PCS in or out of their duty station are eligible for 20 hours of free child care per child. Families may use the child care within 60 days before departure or 60 days upon arriving at the new installation.

Eligibility Requirements:

Emergency Medical Care (EMC)

The FCC EMC is designed to provide child care for families who are experiencing an “emergency” medical issue with an immediate household member

  • Not for long term treatment of an illness/disease
  • Families may receive up to 48 hours of EMC child care per child
  • Additional hours may be available with written request
  • If not approved for FCC EMC, families may be eligible under FCC Sub

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status
  • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status
  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation
  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

How to Request Care

  • Complete FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required
  • Provide Statement from Medical Professional (e.g., MD, PA, LVN, etc.) which includes diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment
  • If treatment is for a minor child, the statement must include if a parent is required to remain with the child
  • If treatment is for the primary caregiver, the statement must include why he/she is unable to provide care
  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the Certified FCC Provider and/or complete enrollment paperwork to have at your home for the approved Respite Child Care Provider to review
  • If approved for FCC SUB, refer back to additional requirements

For questions, Call (850) 884-4300

Remote Assignment Child Care

Remote Assignment child Care Support allows families 16 hours for pre-deployment, 16 hours for each month of the deployment, and 16 hours post deployment. AF FCC Remote Assignment Child Care may be used each month the member is on remote assignment.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service
  • Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in Active Status
  • Assigned to or working on the installation
  • Remote Assignment for a minimum of 30 calendar days or personnel who routinely on a remote assignment on a short-term basis (cumulative of 30 days in a 6-month period)
  • Copy of remote assignment orders/PCS orders
  • Completed AF FCC Expanded Child Care Request (pdf)

For questions, Call (850) 884-4300

FCC 24/7 Child Care

The FCC 24/7 Child Care Program is designed to assist families when their work schedules are outside the normal operating hours of the facility where they are already purchasing full-time care. This program is specifically designed to support shift workers and any personnel who are required to work overnights, holidays, and weekends.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service
  • Active Duty, Reserve/Guard Member in activated status, Reserve/Guard Member in activated status, or DoD Civilian
  • Assigned to or working on the installation
  • Must be scheduled to work – work must directly impact the mission
  • No other adult in the household available to provide care
  • Must be purchasing full-time care
  • Copy of schedule
  • Complete AF FCC ECC Request

Wounded Warrior Care (WWC)

The FCC WWC is designed to provide child care for families of combat wounded warriors who have short-term child care needs for medical and military appointments for active duty members or DAF retirees in a combat wounded warriors’ status.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status, or DAF Retiree with a Combat Wounded Warrior Status
  • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status
  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation
  • Not applicable for DAF retirees
  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

How to Request Care

  • Complete FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required
  • Provide Combat Wounded Warrior identification documentation
  • Provide appointment documentation
  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the Certified FCC Provider
  • Completed AF FCC Expanded Child Care Request (pdf)

Fees
There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

For questions, Call (850) 884-4300

Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Child Care Program (EFMP RCP)

The EFMP RCP is designed to provide DAF families short-term, specialized child care (to help reduce the stresses associated with caring for an EFM family member). Sibling care is available up to age 13.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of Air Force/ Active Duty or Air Force Reserves/Air National Guard Member in an active duty status
  • Air Force Reserves/Air National Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status
  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation
  • Airman must be Q-coded
  • Verification of at least one EFM child has been identified as an Exceptional Family Member
  • EFM child must reside with the sponsor

How to Request Care

  • Provide EFMP Verification Form to the Community/FCC Coordinator
  • AFSVC/VCYO will approve family for EFMP RCP and provide a list of approved EFMP RCP Providers
  • Provide EFMP Verification Form to AFSVC/SVYO
  • The family will interview and select a EFMP RCP Provider(s)
  • AFSVC/VCYO will provide additional training for the selected DAF EFMP RCP Providers
  • Families will submit scheduling to the Community/FCC Coordinator
  • If care occurs which was not scheduled, the family must provide the scheduling no-later-than the next business day
  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the Certified FCC Provider and/or complete enrollment paperwork to have at your home for the approved Respite Child Care Provider to review

For questions, call EFMP family support (850) 884-6830

Deployment Child Care

The Deployment Care Support allows families 16 hours for pre-deployment, 16 hours for each month of the deployment, and 16 hours post deployment. AF FCC Deployment member has orders and ends 60 days upon return from the deployment.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service
  • Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in Active Status
  • Assigned to or working on the installation
  • Deployed in support of a contingency operation
  • Deployed for a minimum of 30 calendar days or personnel who routinely deploy on a short-term basis (cumulative of 30 days in a 6-month period)
  • Copy of deployment orders/PCS orders
  • Completed AF FCC Expanded Child Care Request (pdf)

For questions, Call (850) 884-4300

Extended Duty Care (EDC)

The EDC Program is designed to assist families when weekly parental workloads, due to extended duty hours, exceed the normal operating hours of the facility where they are already purchasing full-time care. Examples: mission related duty, extended duty days, temporary shift change (not to exceed 3 working days), rapid mobilization, dual military or single parent deployment until alternate child care is arranged, federal holidays, installation wide down days when AF Child and Youth Programs are closed and parents are required to work, mandatory PT.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service Active Duty, Reserve/Guard Member in activated status, or DoD Civilian
  • Assigned to or working on the installation
  • Must be scheduled to work-work must directly impact the mission
  • No other adult in the household available to provide care
  • Must be purchasing full-time care
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request
  • Download Extended Duty Care Form (pdf)

Military Spouse Appointment Child Care (MSAC)

The FCC MSAC is designed to provide child care for spouses, whose sponsor is assigned to work, to attend approved appointments related to key aspects of military life.

16 hours of care per child each month

  • Key Spouse and Ombudsmen appointments are limited to 12 hours of care per child per year and any hours used count towards the monthly allotment of 16 hours
  • Initial job training/new employee orientation appointments are approved up to 40 hours per child per year and any hours used do not count towards the monthly allotment of 16 hours

Examples: medical appointments, classes offered by A&FRC, Chaplain, Family Advocacy, and Medical Agencies, job interviews, initial job training/new employee orientation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Spouse of a member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an active duty status
  • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status
  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation
  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care
  • Spouse must be attending an approved appointment

How to Request Care

  • Complete FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required
  • Provide appointment documentation
  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the Certified FCC Provider and/or complete enrollment paperwork to have at your home for the approved DAF Respite Child Care Provider to review​

For questions, call (850) 884-4300

Subsidy Program (SUB)

The SUB Program is designed to assist a family’s utilization of a certified FCC home by subsidizing the cost; the family pays the same weekly fee they would be charged in a Child Development Center (CDC) or School Age Care (SAC) Program.

Currently, Air Force is buying down the cost of child care for those families who have children/youth on the waiting list when there are not spaces available in the CDC or SAC; children/youth with special needs; parents that work outside the normal operation hours of the CDC or SAC.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of Military Active Duty, Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status, or DoD civilians. assigned to, working, or living on the installation
  • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status
  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation.
  • All adults living in the household must be either working, enrolled in school, or seeking employment
  • Spouses actively seeking employment must submit verification every 30 days once the child is enrolled; if employment is not found within 90 days a request to remain in care must be processed through the installation MSG/CC
  • Once spouse is employed Total Family Income (TFI) will be re-calculated as there is a change in their Child Care Priority Status from Space Available to Priority 1 or 2

How to Request Care

  • Complete a Request for Care at militarychildcare.com by selecting a Certified FCC Provider
  • Required each fee year
  • Provide current Leave and Earning Statement(s)/Post Secondary Education Program Enrollment
  • Required each fee year or when there is a change in their Child Care Priority Status from Space Available to Priority 1 or 2
  • Complete AF CYPBMS parent portal account

Fees
Fees are based on the DoD and the Department of the Air Force annual fee policy and on total family income (TFI). Parent fees may not be adjusted more than once a year.

For questions, call tel:8508844300

FCC Provider Orientation Child Care (FCC POCC)

The FCC POCC is designed to support FCC applicants, while completing the orientation process of becoming a FCC certified provider, and FCC Certified Providers, while completing their annual requirements (training and background investigations) at Air Force installation

  • New Provider Orientation/Requirements – Families receive up to 32 hours per child
  • Certified FCC Provider Annual Training/Requirements – Families receive up to 12 hours per child

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be FCC Applicant or Certified FCC Provider
  • No other adult in the household is available to provide care
  • Must be attending New Provider Orientation or completing Annual Requirements

How to Request Care

  • Complete FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required
  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

Fees
There is no cost to the FCC provider applicant or DAF Certified FCC provider and no requirement to purchase full time care.

Download: FCC Provider Orientation Child Care form (pdf)

For questions, call (850) 884-4300

USDA Civil Rights Compliance

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250.9410 or call toll-free 866.632.9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339; or 800.845.6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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