To contribute to mission readiness by providing quality child care in a home setting to the base populace.
Family Child Care (FCC) offers child care to children and youth from two weeks to 12 years of age. Care is provided in homes located on or off an installation that has been certified by the Mission Support Group Commander. One of the hallmarks of the FCC is its ability to tailor the types of care offered to virtually fit every schedule, deployment, or special need. We deliver flexible care whether that be at nighttime, in evenings, weekends, or overnight. With no more than six children in each home, you can expect a more personalized form of care. We are far more than a babysitting service but a program that builds highly trained providers that you can trust with your children.
Family Child Care is an excellent career opportunity for those interested in starting their own business. Providers are limited to care for no more than six children including their own. Care for children with special needs and extended duty care providers are also needed. New Provider's Orientation classes are held quarterly for anyone desiring to offer child care in their home.
FCC Providers Recruitment
The FCC program is currently recruiting new FCC providers to provide care for Extended Duty Care, Special needs care and full time care. Please contact the FCC office.
The Lending Locker offers new providers an opportunity to set up their in-home child care at no cost to them. Providers are eligible to check out children's furniture, educational materials, safety equipment, training resources, toys, books, games, music, arts & crafts supplies, strollers, outdoor play equipment and more. Call 228-377-3189 for more information on available equipment.
In Accordance with AFI34-144 - 12.18
Unauthorized Care. All Family Child Care homes on the installation are subject to the requirements of the Instruction and shall be certified to operate by the Mission Support Group Commanders. Residents providing uncertified child care residing in government owned and privatized housing are notified of the requirements when proving care for more than 10 hours a week. Any individuals living in-base quarters who care for other families children for more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis must be certified by the FCC office.
All parents whose children are enrolled in CYP are a part of the PAB. The committee acts in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for improving services. The committee is also responsible for developing the parent involvement plan for Child Development Center, School Age Care, and Family Child Care.
Meetings held quarterly. For those interested in attending, please call us!
Mon - Thur: 08:00 - 11:00
(or by appointment)
Sat - Sun: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed
Office: (228) 377-5935
Cell: (228) 264-0620
Child Development Center
604 J St., Bldg. 0308
Keesler AFB, MS 39534
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