Family Child Care

A Family Child Care (FCC) home is a base home approved by the Mission Support Group commander to provide child care services to military families and civilians. The care offered by Yokota licensed FCC providers is based on current knowledge of child development and early childhood education. Providers offer a nurturing home environment that supports each child development in a family setting located in the Yokota community.

Care options include:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Hourly/drop-in
  • Before and after school
  • Weekend
  • Overnight
  • Children with special needs
  • Care for shift workers with children two weeks to 12 years old.

The Family Child Care providers must follow stringent guidelines and can expect to undergo an unscheduled inspection at least once a month.

Want to find more child care options? Visit MilitaryChildCare.com to search for child care providers in your area.

Hours & Contact Info

PHONE NUMBERS

Phone: 225-8810 DSN

Commercial from US: 011-81-3117-55-8810

Location: Bldg. 3015

HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon-Fri • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Recon Day/Exr • Normal
Sat/Sun/Hol/Fam Day • Closed

FCC Coordinator: Vacant

Email: 374fss.fsf.afs@us.af.mil

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 single parent deployment until alternate child care is arranged, federal holidays, installation wide down days when AF Child 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

Please complete the forms below and email them to mary_jean.silva.3@us.af.mil.

DD Form 2652
AF Form 1181
AF FCC ECC Request

FCC Subsidy Program

Offers full time care in a licensed FCC home at the same fees as the CDC/SAP. Weekly fees are determined by total family income.

Please complete the forms below and email them to mary_jean.silva.3@us.af.mil.

DD Form 2652
AF Form 1181
AF FCC ECC Request

PCS Care

Twenty hours of FREE care for your children by a licensed provider as you prepare to depart/arrive. Open to all ranks and other branches of service.

Childcare certificates are required and can be obtained through the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

For more information call 225-8725

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service
  • Active Duty Member Retiring
  • Copy of PCS orders or transition Assistance Program Registration
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

Deployment Child Care Support

Deployment Child Care Support for military members including Pre-Deployment, Deployment and Returning Home includes FREE 16 hours of care per child. Childcare certificates are required and can be obtained through the Airman and Family Readiness.

There are three types of child care to support deployments:

  • Pre-Deployment Child Care (PDCC)
  • Deployment Child Care (DCC)
  • Returning Home Care (RHC)

Each of these programs, provide 16 hours of child care per child.

For more information call 225-8725

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service
  • Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in activated 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 on a 6 months period)
  • Copy of a deployment orders
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

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 stays, 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
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

Emergency Medical Care (EMC)

The EMC Program is designed to assist families who are experiencing a medical situation with an immediate family member.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service
  • Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in activated status
  • Assigned to or working on the installation
  • No other adult in the household available to provide care
  • Medical statement for immediate family member
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

OCONUS Respite Care (ORC)

The ORC Program is designed to assist Air Force families at overseas locations with short-term, specialized child care (12 hours per month) to help reduce the stresses associated with caring for an exceptional family member. Sibling care is also available up to age 13 year.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Air Force
  • Active Duty
  • Verification of at least one family member who has been identified as an Exceptional Family Member
  • Airman must be Q-coded
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

Wounded Warrior Care (WWC)

The WWC Program is designed to assist families when the Wounded Warrior has medical and/or military appointments.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service with a Wounded Warrior Status
  • Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in activated status
  • Retiree
  • No other adult in the household available to provide care
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

Child Care Support for Fallen Warriors (BC)

The BC Program is designed to assist families with civilian and military appointments to deal with a fallen warrior.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Fallen Warrior was a Member of the Military Service
  • Fallen Warrior was an Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in activated status
  • No other adult in the household available to provide care
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

PCS Child Care for other military branches

PCS Child Care for Army, Navy, and Marines Assigned to AF led Installations and all Services. Transition Assistance Child Care (PCSCC)

The PCSCC Program is designed to help relieve some of the stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move or transitioning from the military. Army, Navy, and Marine families assigned to, living on, or working on an AF led installation are eligible for both the PCS and Transition.

Army, Navy, and Marine families PCSing are eligible for 20 hours of child care per child at both the departing and inbound installations. These families may use the child care 60 days before the family’s departure and 60 days upon arriving at the new installation.

Transitioning families are eligible for child care based on schedules appointments/transition classes.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Military Service
  • Active Duty
  • Active Duty Member Retiring
  • Copy of PCS orders or Transition Assistance Program Registration
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

Child Care for Volunteers

Air Force Aid Society Child Care for Volunteers (AFAS VOL)

Sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society, the AFAS VOL Program is designed to recognize the importance of volunteers to the installation community by assisting with child care expenses.

This funding is not meant to replace other funding that may be available for this purpose, but rather, to provide additional funds to increase the number of volunteers at the installation.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Member of the Air Force
  • Active Duty
  • Completed Child Care for Volunteers Certificate obtained from the Airman & Family Readiness Center
  • Copy of PCS orders
  • Completed AF FCC ECC Request

Community Base Child Care Programs

Child Care Aware of America Programs are designed to assist Air Force families who do not have access to on installation CDC, SAC, or FCC providers. For eligibility requirements and questions, please visit their site or call 1-800-424-2246.

Thank you for your interest in the Family Child Care program. Our Providers have completed background checks, safety and health requirements, and other training in order to provide your child the best quality care.

What to look for when interviewing a child care provider

Providers and their homes are different and unique just as families are. Please arrange an interview with a potential FCC Provider to assure compatibility. The FCC Provider you select will play an important role in your child’s life. Most of your child’s waking hours will be spent with that Provider. The Provider will guide, teach, and nurture your child.

Here are some items to check for and questions to ask when interviewing a potential provider:

  • Is the home kept clean?
  • Is there room for children to play indoors and outdoors?
  • Is there a place for naps?
  • Is the home free of safety hazards?
  • Does the provider seem to know a lot about child Development and childcare?
  • Does the provider seem to truly like children and are they patient with the children?
  • What training has the provider had?

The FCC Provider sets fees. Prior to starting care families must:

  • Complete a written contract regarding fees and policies.
  • Provide proof of immunizations.

Here are some other points to remember when you find care:

  • Visit your FCC home anytime during the day. Check to see what kind of care is being provided.
  • Discuss your goals and the Provider’s goals for your child and work together to accomplish those goals.
  • Keep the Provider informed about the health of your child. If your child is ill and will not be going to the FCC home, notify the Provider as soon as possible.
  • Pay for fees on time the Provider deserves your consideration.
  • Be thoughtful and considerate of your provider drop off and pick up your child on time or call if you are delayed.

If you enjoy children, would like to stay home with your young children, or would like extra income for your family then consider becoming a Family Child Care provider. You can operate your own profitable home-based business, set your own hours, and be a part of the more than 3000 homes already open on 80 Air Force Installations worldwide. You help support the Air Force mission by providing quality care for children of our military and civilian personnel while establishing an exciting and rewarding professional career for yourself.

Provider Requirements

  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Have the ability to read, speak, and write English.
  • Are physically and mentally capable of providing care.
  • Are willing and able to complete the required training and agree to the requirements of becoming an FCC provider.
  • Are able to obtain the required insurance coverage.
  • Participate in a home interview with your family members.
  • Have no conviction of, admission to, or evidence of family violence, child abuse or neglect, alcohol abuse or use of illegal drugs.

Providers Receive

  • Pre-licensing and other required training.
  • Monthly and quarterly training sessions.
  • Assistance with preparing curriculum and developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Training on how to use appropriate guidance techniques.
  • Assistance in earning a Child Development Associate credential.
  • Free resource program: supplies, outdoor play equipment, books, games, toys, safety gates, first aid kits, mats, child sized tables and chairs, arts and crafts supplies, child sized plates, cups, utensils, and much more.

Please Note: In accordance with AFI 34-276, Family Child Care Programs, Para 1.3: “Any individual caring for other families’ children a total of more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis must be licensed to provide care in on-base quarters.” Unlicensed childcare on Yokota is a violation of base policy and may result in loss of base housing privileges. Applications and information on becoming a FCC Provider are available through the FCC Coordinator’s Office.

Licencing Requirements & Application

Licensing Requirements:
IAW AFI 34-276 paragraphs 1.3-1.3.1.6
Any individuals caring for other families’ children a total of more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis must be licensed to provide care in on-base quarters.

This does not include:

  • Individuals who occasionally provide care for a friend or neighbor
  • Individuals providing baby-sitting on an occasional basis for other families
  • Teenagers doing evening or weekend baby-sitting for families
  • Child care provided in the parents’ own home
  • Parent cooperatives where one of the parents provides supervision for other parents’ children on an exchange basis and no fees are involved
  • Temporary full-time care of a child during a parent’s absence for temporary duty or
    deployment by the person listed on the AF Form 357, Family Care Plan