Family Child Care (FCC)
FCC is in-home child care provided by an adult family member occupying government quarters.
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.
- 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
- Business Practices
- Child Abuse Prevention
- Working with Parents
- Observation at the CDC
- Observing at an existingFCC Home
- Infant Care
- Learning Centers
- First Aid
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.
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.
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.|
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.