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Become a Licensed Care Provider!

AFI 34-144 sets a clear mandate for individuals residing in family housing, whether military or privatized, who offer childcare services within their homes for more than 10 childcare hours per week – they must be licensed providers.

But what exactly constitutes a childcare hour? It's the product of time and the number of children under your care. Ignoring this directive not only jeopardizes your right to reside in base housing, but it also raises concerns about the quality and safety of childcare services.

Take a stand for excellence in childcare services! Join the ranks of licensed providers, and proudly display your license within your home and a sign outside. By doing so, you not only adhere to military regulations but also offer peace of mind to parents seeking Family Child Care (FCC) services.

Make a difference, secure your privilege, and become a licensed care provider – because childcare excellence starts with you. Join the Team!

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Experience the Joy of Childcare in Your Home: Play, Learn & Grow Together!

If you've recently relocated to Fairchild or returned from a deployment, we have fantastic news for you – you may be eligible for FREE CHILD CARE through the Family Child Care Program.

Our program offers a diverse range of FREE childcare options, designed to accommodate your unique needs, including:

PCS Care: Seamlessly transition with peace of mind. Deployment/Remote Child Care: Trustworthy care when duty calls.

UTA Child Care: Support for your Reserve or Guard commitments. Extended Duty Care: Reliable care for those longer shifts.

24/7 Care: Around-the-clock support for your family.


We understand that flexibility is key, which is why we also provide:

Subsidized full-time care.

Subsidized part-time care.

Need care on a more occasional basis? You can request part-time care and drop-in childcare, with fees set by each individual provider. For comprehensive details on these programs and to explore how we can best serve your family, please don't hesitate to contact the Family Child Care Office.

At Fairchild, we're dedicated to creating an environment where your children can Play, Learn, and Grow together. Join our Family Child Care Program today!

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Unlocking Freedom: 
FREE Child Care for Military Heroes

In the heat of contingency or high-tempo operations, our military members deserve unwavering support. That's why we're proud to introduce a program designed to ease the burden on families facing temporary work challenges, whether it's extended hours, evening shifts, overnights, weekends, or temporary shift changes.

Discover the peace of mind that comes with our FREE child care service, tailor-made for our dedicated military members. This program is your lifeline during demanding missions, ensuring your loved ones receive the care they deserve when you need it most.

With accessibility at its core, our program is here to support you as you perform your vital duties. Because when you're at your best, you can focus on your mission with unwavering dedication, knowing your family is in capable hands.

Make a difference, secure your privilege, and become a licensed care provider – because childcare excellence starts with you. Join the Team!

Unlocking Financial Support: 
FCC Subsidy for Specialty Programs

Looking for assistance with Family Child Care (FCC) fees? Look no further, as our Specialty Programs are here to provide vital support. We understand the financial challenges families face, and we're dedicated to helping you access quality childcare without the burden of excessive fees.

Our program is designed to make childcare more affordable. It may cover the same weekly fee charged for childcare in an Air Force Child Development Center (CDC) or Air Force School-Age Care (SAC) Program. Plus, it's not just limited to typical circumstances – children with special needs may also qualify for this valuable assistance.

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following requirements:

Your child is on the waiting list for the CDC or SAC through

You, as the parent, are active duty or a DoD civilian.

All adults residing in your household must either be working or enrolled in school full-time.

Your family must complete the AF FCC / ECC Request.

At Family Child Care, we're committed to supporting military families by making childcare more accessible and affordable. Don't let financial worries stand in the way of providing the best care for your child. Join our Specialty Programs and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your child is in a nurturing environment.

Supporting Our Deployed Heroes: FREE FCC Deployment Care

At Fairchild, we understand the unique challenges military families face during deployments. That's why our Family Child Care (FCC) program is proud to offer FREE childcare services to anyone stationed on Fairchild who is or will be deployed for more than 30 days.

Our commitment to your family's well-being includes:

16 hours of pre-deployment care: Prepare for your mission with peace of mind.

16 hours each month of deployment care: While you're away, we've got your back.

16 hours of post-deployment care: Transition back to family life with ease.

This invaluable support is available once you have deployment orders and continues for 30 days upon your return. To access this care, it must be provided by FCC providers, ensuring your loved ones are in capable hands.

Getting started is simple. You'll need to provide the following:

A copy of your deployment orders or a letter in lieu.

Air Force Child Extended Care Form.

Please plan ahead, as enrollment may take approximately 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the availability of our dedicated FCC Providers.

Your peace of mind is our priority. Take the first step toward securing FREE FCC Deployment Care by calling the FCC Office at (509) 247-5336 today. Your service deserves the support, and we're here to provide it.

Empowering Our Guard and Reserves: FREE Home Community Care (HCC)

At Fairchild, we recognize the unique challenges faced by our dedicated Guard and Reserves members. That's why we're proud to introduce FREE Home Community Care (HCC), designed to provide essential childcare support when no other family member is available during training periods or Unit Training Assemblies.

Eligibility is extended to:

Military (CAT A & B): Serving in an AF Guard or Reserve Unit/Installation.
Available for regularly scheduled or rescheduled drill periods.

AF Form 40As: Required for Rescheduled Drills.

Submission of the AF Form FCC ECC to the FCC office. For inquiries and submission, please contact the office at (509) 247-5336.

We understand the importance of timely support, but please be aware that enrollment may take approximately 1 to 3 weeks.

Your commitment to service is our inspiration. At Fairchild, we stand with our Guard and Reserves members, ensuring that you have the childcare support you need to excel in your duties. Embrace the freedom to serve without worry – join our FREE Home Community Care program today!

Easing the PCS Transition: FCC PCS Child Care

Transitioning during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) can be a challenging experience for military families. That's why we're proud to offer FCC PCS Care, sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society. This program is meticulously designed to alleviate some of the stress that accompanies a PCS move.

Here's what you need to know:

Families may receive 20 hours of child care at both the departing and inbound installations.
Child care can be utilized 60 days before your family's departure and for 60 days upon arriving at the new installation.

Eligibility is extended to:

Members of the Air Force on active duty:
Completion of the Child Care for PCS Certificate, which can be obtained from the Military & Family Readiness Center.
A copy of your PCS orders.

Once you have your PCS voucher in hand, please reach out to the FCC office at 509-247-5336. We'll provide you with a list of available FCC providers, ensuring your family's smooth transition during this critical period.

At Family Child Care, we're dedicated to supporting military families every step of the way. Let us help make your PCS move a little easier with FCC PCS Child Care. Your journey to a new chapter starts here.

Around-the-Clock Support: 24/7 Child Care

At Family Child Care, we understand that military families often face unique work schedules, which is why we're proud to introduce our 24/7 Child Care program. This specialized service is designed to accommodate families whose work hours fall outside the typical operating hours of our facility or their current full-time care arrangement. Whether it's to meet Before School Care, After School Care, Before and After School Care needs, or FCC Fits, our program is here to provide the support you require.

Who can benefit from our 24/7 Child Care?

Shift workers: Those with non-traditional schedules.

Security forces: Ensuring your family's safety around the clock.

Medical personnel: Supporting those who work tirelessly to care for others.

Our commitment to you extends beyond the usual 9-to-5. We're here to ensure your family's well-being, no matter when duty calls. Embrace the flexibility and convenience of 24/7 Child Care at Family Child Care. 

Your mission doesn't sleep, and neither do we.

Supporting Military Families: Military Spouse Appointment Childcare (MSAC)

Introducing a crucial new program at Family Child Care – the Military Spouse Appointment Childcare (MSAC). Our mission is to ease the burden on military spouses by providing essential childcare support while they attend approved appointments related to key aspects of military life.

MSAC is tailored for spouses of both Active Duty and Reserve/Guard Members who are in active status. We understand that juggling military obligations and personal appointments can be challenging, and we're here to help.

With MSAC, you can focus on what matters most, knowing that your childcare needs are covered. Your commitment to supporting our military community is invaluable, and we're committed to supporting you in return. At Family Child Care, we stand together to make life a little easier for our military families.

Applying for Child Care Services at 
Fairchild AFB: Your Guide

At Fairchild AFB, we're dedicated to providing a range of child care services to eligible patrons, including full-time care, part-time care, before and after-school care, as well as hourly care. To get started on your child care journey, follow these steps:

Create an Account: Visit and create an account. This is your portal to request child care at our Child Development Centers, School Age Programs, or Family Child Care homes. Select the programs that align with your child care needs.

Active-Duty Military Members: If you're an active-duty military member and find that you can't secure a spot in one of the programs mentioned above, don't worry. Reach out to Child Care Aware of America at 1-800-424-2246. Let them know you require assistance in locating a Community Based Child Care Program with enhanced services. Additional Assistance: For any further inquiries or if you need additional assistance, please contact our Community Childcare Coordinator, Nancy Keeton, at 509-247-5336. Nancy is here to provide guidance and support, ensuring that you find the child care solution that best suits your family's needs.

At Fairchild AFB, we understand the importance of reliable child care services for our military community. We're here to make the process as smooth as possible, so you can focus on your mission with peace of mind.


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Family Child Care

7 West Arnold Street Building
2040 Room B3, WA 99011

(509) 247-5336

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri ...................... 7 am - 11: 30 pm
Mon - Fri ....................... 12 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun .................................. Closed