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 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.
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
27/4 & 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!
- 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 when space becomes available to meet your needs.
Provider of the Month
November – Gina Clark-Nelson
What do you enjoy most about being an FCC Provider?
There is a list of things I enjoy about being an FCC provider, but my child care families are at the top of that list. I love my daycare kiddos with all my heart. I learn something new every day…from different ways to do a cartwheel to new methods for teaching the individual child. I enjoy watching them learn and grow while navigating this great big world. I want to thank their parents for sharing their precious little people with me; spending time with them is a daily blessing. I enjoy every minute of it!
What are your interests/hobbies?
I enjoy spending time watching anime, action movies, and playing board/video games with my husband and son. I love taking girl trips with my sisters and our friends. I also enjoy cooking and/or baking, even though my baking skills are questionable. I have a blast hosting themed parties, playing on and coaching sports teams (children or adult league).
What advice do you have for new providers/those interested in being FCC Providers?
One bit of advice: never be afraid. If there is something you know in your heart you are great at, take the leap. Being an FCC Provider is a rewarding career and a wonderful way to support our military families. If you are interested in family child care reach out to the nearest FCC provider or FCC Coordinator today! We are excited for you to join our Minot FCC family! I look forward to meeting you soon.
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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!
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164 Summit Drive • Minot AFB, ND