Family Child Care (FCC)

Hours of Operation

Monday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

Bldg 70
3503A Story Street

Tel:
+1 (915)568-4198

Military DSN Tel:
(312)978-4198

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Please understand that providing care on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per weekwithout being registered as an FCC provider is unauthorized. Providing unauthorized care places you at risk of losing your housing privileges.

Overview

FCC is in-home child care provided by an adult family member occupying government quarters.

FCC Parent Handbook

FCC is dedicated to:

  • Quality child care
  • Impeccable customer service
  • Meeting the changing needs of the Fort Bliss community
  • Ensuring a safe and healthy environment
  • Enhancing the quality of life for all community members

FCC Providers are:

  • Adults over the age of 18 who have expressed the desire to care for children.
  • Certified by Fort Bliss Child Development Services through the Family Child Care Office.

Trained in

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Child Guidance, Safety
  • Fire Prevention
  • Food Safety
  • Menu Planning
  • Daily Activity planning
  • Administering Medication
  • Childhood Diseases
  • Contracts
  • Business Practices
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Working with Parents
  • Observation at the CDC
  • Observing at an existingFCC Home
  • Infant Care
  • Learning Centers
  • First Aid
  • CPR
Registration

For FCC, parents must first register each child through Parent and Outreach Services.

The PC staff will assign each parent a password to view every provider via www.Armyfcc.com.

Parents may choose a provider and schedule a family interview.

FCC Office

The FCC office is responsible for ensuring that all FCC providers meet all requirements outlined in Army Regulation 608-10 and Fort Bliss SOP's. The staff provides training classes, workshops, and provider newsletters.

The FCC team consists of:

  • FCC Director
  • Training and Curriculum Specialist (TACS)
  • USDA Representative
  • FCC Program Associate
  • Administrative Assistant

Monthly visits to each FCC home ensure required program standards are attained and maintained.

FCC Providers

Providers may qualify for a Child Development Association Credential (CDA) or National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation after special training and demonstration of competency, paid via Army.

Potential providers may call 915-562-4198 or 915-760-7445 to get information on becoming an FCC Provider.

FCC Lending Library

FCC Lending Library offers providers:

  • Items as required by safety, health and fire requirements.
  • Developmental items
  • Equipment and materials to utilize as an active Provider.

 

 

Benefits

A developmental home environment allows:

  • The individual child to develop at his/her own rate
  • Experiences and opportunities to explore, manipulate and discover
  • For developing skills needed for independent learning.

Providers are also trained on special needs and can accommodate most situations quite well.

Other benefits include:

  • lower adult child ratio- 1:6,
  • siblings are able to remain together,
  • one on one care,
  • extended/overnight hours
  • lower fees than facility based care.

FCC rates are 10% lower than our counterparts on post.

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