The mission of Family Child Care is to provide quality, affordable, reliable, and accessible child care for military-affiliated families.
Family Child Care provides valuable in-home child care services to support the families of Minot AFB. The FCC program offers quality care for children ranging from birth to five years of age by licensed, professional child care providers. Due to the high demand for early child care, we encourage families to reach out to the School Age Care Program for children over five years of age and going into kindergarten. The School Age Care Program can be reached at 701-723-2838.
The quality of FCC cannot be understated. It is determined by our licensure requirements; as well as, our heightened focus on training and development. In addition, each provider is required to follow a curriculum, create weekly lesson plans, and show evidence of successful implementation of their designated educational program. Every provider is expected to know the developmental milestones of the children in their care and scaffold each child’s learning to increase skill-development. All providers must complete fifteen modules through our Air Force Virtual Lab School to assist in learning these important milestones and age-appropriate techniques.
Provider of the Month (November) Tena Holmgren
What do you enjoy most about being an FCC Provider? I enjoy seeing the children light up over things that I take for granted as an adult. Simple things, like the moon during the daytime or an exceptionally crunchy leaf. I also enjoy the relief that I can bring to parents, knowing that their child is in a place where they can feel safe and at home.
What are your interests/hobbies? Right now my main interest is my family. I love spending time with my kids; playing board games, watching movies, and going on mini-adventures. When I’m not spending time with my family, I enjoy hiking, sewing and reading.
What advice do you have for new providers/those interested in being FCC Providers? Don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back from trying something new.
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Along with full-time, part-time, weekly, and hourly child care, some FCC providers offer care for weekends, evenings, shift work, TDY, PCS, special needs, and before and after school. In addition, there are several free expanded child care programs available to families (Extended Duty Care, Missile Care, Returning Home Care, and Supplemental Child Care Program). These programs require additional paperwork and parents are encouraged to reach out to our office for more details on how to qualify.