Family Child Care
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 two weeks to twelve 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.
Our mission is to assist DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life by managing and delivering a system of quality, available, and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth birth through 18 years of age.
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.
Registering For Care
24/7 & Extended Child Care
MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) Is the one stop shop for capturing your family’s need for mission-related 24/7 and extended child care!
Requesting Care is Easy!
- Start by calling our Family Child Care office at 701-723-6662
- Visit MilitaryChildCare.com and login to your existing account, or create an account if you’re a first time visitor.
- Click “Find Child Care”, select the child in need of care, the date(s) needed, and the location(s) where child care is needed.
- If 24/7 Care and/or Extended Care are available, select the care needed from the list of care types and describe your work schedule.
- Select “Next” to view the list of Family Child Care providers offering 24/7 Care and/or Extended care and submit your request for care.
- You will receive an offer for care once your information has been reviewed and confirmed.
Become a Provider
Own your own business by becoming a Minot Air Force Base Family Child Care Provider! Check out our links below for details and incentives!
Feel free to give our office a call at 701-723-6662 with any questions!
2023 Provider of the Year: Ariel Churby
My family and I arrived at Minot Air Force Base in August of 2021. I was employed by Starbucks, however finding child care seemed nearly impossible.
It was then that the idea of becoming a Family Child Care provider was presented to me and at the time it seemed like a temporary solution but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Since becoming a provider, I have had the fortune of helping many families through various types of childcare such as Full-Time, Deployment, Appointment, PCS, etc. and I will be forever grateful for the memories that have been made and the impact it has had on myself and my family.
I look forward to helping more families, contributing to the growth of the FCC program here at Minot, and earning the National Association for Family Child Care accreditation.
February Provider of the Month:
What do you enjoy most about being an FCC Provider?
I have been in the child care field for over 25 years and I wouldn’t want to do anything else then watch littles grow and blossom into school age children! What I love most about FCC is working with military children and their families I love that I can be an consistent face and give children all the love they need if a parent is deployed or TDY! I also love doing it because I don’t have to leave my house for my job. My husband just retired for the Air Force and it was so good to us and it has a special place in my heart to keep helping and provide care for the military families here at Minot.
What are your interests/hobbies?
I love to shop and decorated my house, I love summertime when I can sit on my deck with my family and our dog. I also enjoy reading in winter.
What advice do you have for new providers/those interested in being FCC Providers?
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; Working hard for something we love is called passion. My only advice to providers or on coming providers is to make sure your passion is children and providing amazing care for the military families. Military families and children already have enough change in life so provide them good and quality care.
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168 Missile Ave • Minot AFB, ND