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EXPANDED CHILD CARE

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Child care that fits your schedule

Expanded Child Care (ECC) serves children ages two weeks to 12 years. ECC can help support child care needs and/or supplement child care on an irregular or occasional basis during non-traditional hours.

About ECC

The Department of the Air Force Family Child Care (DAF FCC), Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program assists
families in obtaining high-quality child care from certified providers at or near the installation. Child care is
available for children ages  two weeks to 12 years. ECC is available at all DAF led Active Duty locations with
an active FCC Program or at other non-DAF led installations/locations where approved providers are available.
ECC services can be utilized, once enrollment and approval has been completed. Parents using ECC are
expected to arrange their work schedules to have ample time to be with their children. Care is dependent on the
availability of funding and providers.

DAF FCC Expanded Child Care (ECC) Offerings Include:

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DAF FCC Subsidy Program (SUB)

 

DAF FCC SUB Program is designed to assist a family’s utilization of a certified FCC home by subsidizing the
cost; the family pays the same weekly fee they would be charged in a DAF Child Development Center (CDC)
or DAF School Age Care (SAC) Program. Families who are enrolled in DAF FCC SUB Program are
purchasing full time care (50 hours of care each week, Sunday-Saturday) to meet their full time child care
needs or part time care (hours are based on individual school schedules as previously approved in the
DoD/DAF School Year Fees, Sunday-Saturday) to meet their Before School Care, After School Care, Before
and After School Care needs. Prior to utilizing any DAF FCC ECC Hourly Program, the family must use the
hours purchased in DAF FCC SUB Program, unless there are unique circumstances approved by
AFSVC/VCYO. For those DAF active duty families who do not have access to an installation, reference
Community Based Child Care Programs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of Military Service Active Duty, Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status, or DoD
    civilians. assigned to, working, or living on the installation

    • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be
      performing full time duty in a military status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation.

  • All adults living in the household must be either working, enrolled in school, or seeking employment

    • Spouses actively seeking employment must submit verification every 30 days once the child
      is enrolled; if employment is not found within 90 days a request to remain in care must be
      processed through the installation MSG/CC

      • Once spouse is employed Total Family Income (TFI) will be re-calculated as there is a change
        in their Child Care Priority Status from Space Available to Priority 1 or 2

How to Request Care

  • Complete a Request for Care at militarychildcare.com by selecting a DAF Certified FCC Provider

  • Complete the DD Form 2652, Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees

  • Required each fee year

  • Provide current Leave and Earning Statement(s)/Post Secondary Education Program Enrollment

  • Required each fee year or when there is a change in their Child Care Priority Status from Space Available to Priority 1 or 2

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the selected DAF Certified FCC Provider

Fees

Fees are based on the DoD and the Department of the Air Force annual fee policy and on total family income (TFI). Parent fees may not be adjusted more than once a year.

 

See Child Care Fees Chart >

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DAF Extended Duty Care (EDC)

 

The DAF FCC EDC program is designed to assist a family’s utilization of a certified FCC home when occasionally weekly parental workloads, due to extended duty hours, exceed the normal operating hours of the
facility/home where they are already purchasing full time care or the number of hours to meet their Before
School Care, After School Care, or Before and After School Care needs or FCC Fits

 

Examples: Mission-related duty, extended duty days, temporary shift change (not to exceed 3 working days),
rapid mobilization, dual military or single parent deployment until alternate child care is arranged, federal
holidays, installation wide down days when DAF Child and Youth Programs are closed and parents are
required to work, mandatory PT.


Note: If the sponsor or spouse is TDY and/or Deployed, DAF FCC EDC may be approved if the person who
is TDY and/or Deployed was providing the child care outside the normal operating hours of the facility/home
where they purchase care; family may be required to purchase additional care prior to approval; not applicable
for single parent households

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of Military Service Active Duty, Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status or DoD civilians

    • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be
      performing full time duty in a military status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

  • Must be purchasing full time child care, Before School Care, After School Care, Before and After School Care, or FCC Fits

  • Must be scheduled to work

    • Standby is not an approved work status; however, arrangements may be made in advance if standby status converts to duty status

  • Prior to utilizing DAF FCC EDC, the family must use the hours purchased, unless it is outside the facility’s/home’s normal hours of operation or unless there are unique circumstances approved by AFSVC/VCYO

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request (each eligible member)

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with selected DAF Certified FCC Provider

  • If current child care is not in a military-based program, provide a copy of the contract from the facility/home

  • If applicable, provide a copy of TDY/Deployment orders

Fees

There is no additional cost to the member when they have purchased, full-time, before, after, before and after, or IT FITS child care.

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FCC 24/7 Child Care

 

DAF 24/7 Child Care is designed to assist a family’s utilization of a certified FCC home when their work schedules are outside typical normal operating hours of the facility/home where they are already purchasing full time care or the number of hours to meet their Before School Care, After School Care, or Before and After School Care needs or FCC Fits

Examples: Shift workers and any personnel who are required to work overnights, holidays, and weekends (e.g. Security Forces, Command Post, Fire Department, Medical, Force Support, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Distributed Common Ground System)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Service Active Duty, Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status, or DoD Civilian

    • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

  • Must be purchasing full time child care, Before School Care, After School Care, Before and After School Care, or FCC Fits

  • Must be scheduled to work

    • Standby is not an approved work status; however, arrangements may be made in advance if standby status converts to duty status

  • Prior to utilizing DAF FCC 24/7 child care, the family must use the hours purchased, unless it is outside the facility’s/home’s normal hours of operation or unless there are unique circumstances approved by AFSVC/VCYO

How to Request Care

  • ​Complete DAF FCC ECC Request

  • Each eligible member

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the DAF Certified FCC Provider

  • If current child care is not in a military-based program, provide a copy of the contract from the facility/home

  • If applicable, provide a copy of TDY/Deployment orders

Fees

There is no additional cost to the member when they have purchased, full-time, before, after, before and after, or IT FITS child care.

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Missile Care (MC)

 

The DAF MC program is designed to assist a family’s utilization of a certified FCC home when the member is assigned to work in the missile field at F. E. Warren, Malmstrom, or Minot AFBs, when their work schedules are regularly outside the normal operating hours of the facility the facility/home where they are already purchasing full time care or the number of hours to meet their Before School Care, After School Care, or Before and After School Care needs or FCC Fits.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Service Active Duty, Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status, or DoD Civilian

    • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

  • Must be purchasing full time child care, Before School Care, After School Care, Before and After School Care, or FCC Fits

  • Must be scheduled to work

    • Standby is not an approved work status; however, arrangements may be made in advance if standby status converts to duty status

  • Prior to utilizing DAF FCC MC child care, the family must use the hours purchased, unless it is outside the facility’s/home’s normal hours of operation or unless there are unique circumstances approved by AFSVC/VCYO

How to Request Care

  • ​Complete DAF FCC ECC Request

  • Each eligible member

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the DAF Certified FCC Provider

  • If current child care is not in a military-based program, provide a copy of the contract from the facility/home

  • If applicable, provide a copy of TDY/Deployment orders

Fees

There is no additional cost to the member when they have purchased, full-time, before, after, before and after, or IT FITS child care.

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Missile Care 2 (MC2)

 

The DAF FCC MC2 is designed to provide child care for spouses, whose sponsor is assigned to work in the missile field at F. E Warren, Malmstrom, or Minot AFBs, to attend approved appointments related to key aspects of military life

16 hours of care per child each month

  • Key Spouse and Ombudsmen appointments are limited to 12 hours of care per child per year and any hours used count towards the monthly allotment of 16 hours. 

  • Initial job training/new employee orientation appointments are approved up to 40 hours per child per year and any hours used do not count towards the monthly allotment of 16 hours.

Examples: medical appointments, classes offered by A&FRC, Chaplain, Family Advocacy, and Medical Agencies, job interviews, initial job training/new employee orientation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Spouse of a member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserves/Guard Member in an active duty status assigned to the missile field

    • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

  • Spouse must be attending an approved appointment

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required

  • Provide appointment documentation

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the DAF Certified FCC Provider and/or complete enrollment paperwork to have at your home for the approved DAF Respite Child Care Provider to review

Fees

There is no additional cost to the member when they have purchased, full-time, before, after, before and after, or IT FITS child care.

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RPA Extended Duty Child Care (RPAC)

 

The DAF RPAC program is designed to assist a family’s utilization of a certified FCC home when the member is assigned to or supporting the RPA mission when their work schedules are regularly outside the normal operating hours of the facility where they are already purchasing full time care or the number of hours to meet their Before School Care, After School Care, or Before and After School Care needs or FCC Fits

Eligibility Requirements

  •  Member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status

    • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status

  • Assigned to support the RPA Mission

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

  • Must be purchasing full time child care, Before School Care, After School Care, Before and After School Care, or FCC Fits

  • Must be scheduled to work

    • Standby is not an approved work status; however, arrangements may be made in advance if standby status converts to duty status

  • Prior to utilizing DAF FCC RPAC, the family must use the hours purchased, unless it is outside the facility’s/home’s normal hours of operation or unless there are unique circumstances approved by AFSVC/VCYO

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request

    • Each eligible member

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the DAF Certified FCC Provider

  • If current child care is not in a military-based program, provide a copy of the contract from the facility/home

  • If applicable, provide a copy of TDY/Deployment orders

Fees

There is no additional cost to the member when they have purchased, full-time, before, after, before and after, or IT FITS child care.

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RPA Extended Duty Child Care 2 (RPAC2)

​The DAF FCC RPAC2 is designed to provide child care for spouses, whose sponsor is supporting the RPA Mission, to attend approved appointments related to key aspects of military life

Offers 16 hours of care per child each month

  • Key Spouse and Ombudsmen appointments are limited to 12 hours of care per child per year and any hours used count towards the monthly allotment of 16 hours. 

  • Initial job training/new employee orientation appointments are approved up to 40 hours per child per year and any hours used do not count towards the monthly allotment of 16 hours.

Examples:  medical appointments, classes offered by A&FRC, Chaplain, Family Advocacy, and Medical Agencies, job interviews, initial job training/new employee orientation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Spouse of a member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserves/Guard Member in an active duty status supporting the RPA Mission

    • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

  • Spouse must be attending an approved appointment

How to Request Care

  • ​ Complete DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required

  • Provide appointment documentation

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the DAF Certified FCC Provider and/or complete enrollment paperwork to have at your home for the approved DAF Respite Child Care Provider to review

Fees

There is no additional cost to the member when they have purchased, full-time, before, after, before and after, or IT FITS child care.

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Military Spouse Appointment Child Care (MSAC)

 

​The DAF FCC MSAC is designed to provide child care for spouses, whose sponsor is assigned to work, to attend approved appointments related to key aspects of military life.

16 hours of care per child each month

  • Key Spouse and Ombudsmen appointments are limited to 12 hours of care per child per year and any hours used count towards the monthly allotment of 16 hours. 

  • Initial job training/new employee orientation appointments are approved up to 40 hours per child per year and any hours used do not count towards the monthly allotment of 16 hours.

 

Examples:  medical appointments, classes offered by A&FRC, Chaplain, Family Advocacy, and Medical Agencies, job interviews, initial job training/new employee orientation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Spouse of a member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an active duty status

    • Reserves/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status is defined as the Member must be performing full time duty in a military status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

  • Spouse must be attending an approved appointment

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required

  • Provide appointment documentation

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the DAF Certified FCC Provider and/or complete enrollment paperwork to have at your home for the approved DAF Respite Child Care Provider to review

Fees

There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

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Deployment/Remote Assignment Child Care Support

 

The Deployment/Remote Assignment Child Care Support allows families 16 hours per child for pre-deployment, 16 hours each month of the deployment/remote assignment, and 16 hours post deployment. DAF FCC Deployment Child Care Support may be used once the member has orders and ends 60 days upon return from the deployment. DAF FCC Remote Assignment Child Care may be used each month the member is on remote assignment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • Deployed in support of a contingency operation

  • Deployed for a minimum of 30 calendar days or personnel who routinely deploy on a short-term basis (cumulative of 30 days in a 6 month period)

  • Remote—PCS’d to a remote assignment

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

 

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required

  • Provide copy of Deployment/Remote Assignment Orders

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with selected DAF FCC Provider

Fees

There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

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Home Community Care (HCC)

The HCC Program is designed to provide child care for those members of the Guard and Reserves (CAT A and B) during their regularly scheduled, or properly re-scheduled, drill periods. This care is for Training Periods and Unit Training Assemblies only. Other forms of Inactive Duty training (e.g. RMPs and AFTPs) do not qualify for HCC. In addition, individuals on active duty orders (e.g. AT , ADOS , MPA or RPA) do not qualify for HCC.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Service Reserve or Guard

  • Assigned to an Air Force Guard or Reserve Unit/Installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with selected DAF FCC Provider

  • If applicable, AF 40A, ARROW System Documentation, or installation’s revised UTA schedule

Fees

There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

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Emergency Medical Care (EMC)

The EMC Program is designed to assist families who are experiencing a medical situation with an immediate family member.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

 

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request

  • Provide Physician’s Statement to include diagnosis and prognosis

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with Selected DAF FCC Provider

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

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Wounded Warrior Care (WWC)

The WWC Program is designed to assist families when the Wounded Warrior has medical and/or military appointments.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status, or DAF Retiree with a Combat Wounded Warrior Status

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

  • Assigned to, living, or working on the installation

    • Not applicable for DAF Retirees

 

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required

  • Provide verification of Combat Wounded Warrior Status

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with selected DAF FCC Provider

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

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Child Care Support for Fallen Warriors (BC)

The BC Program is designed to assist families who have a fallen military immediate family member for dignified transfers and military appointments.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fallen Warrior was a Member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status

  • Fallen Warrior was assigned to, living, or working on the installation

  • No other adult member of the household is available to provide care

 

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with selected DAF FCC Provider

 

Fees

There is no cost or requirement to purchase full time care.

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PCS Child Care for Army, Navy, and Marines Assigned to DAF Led Installations and All Services Transition Assistance Child Care (PCSCC)

The PCSCC Program is designed to help relieve some of the stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move or transitioning from the military. Army, Navy, and Marine families assigned to, living on, or working on an DAF led installation are eligible for both the PCS and Transition Assistance Child Care Programs. DAF families are eligible for the Transition Assistance Child Care. Note: DAF families receive PCS Child Care from the AFAS PCS. Army, Navy, and Marine families PCSing are eligible for 20 hours of child care per child at both the departing and inbound installations. These families may use the child care 60 days before the family’s departure and 60 days upon arriving at the new installation.

Transitioning families are eligible for child care based on scheduled appointments/transition classes.

Eligibility Requirements

  • PCS Child Care:  Member of the Military Service (other than DAF) Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status who is PCSing/PCS’d

  • Transitioning Care: Member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty Status who is retiring/separating

  • Assigned to, living, or working on the installation

  • Transitioning Care: No other adult in the household available to provide care

 

How to Request Care

  • Completed DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required 

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the selected DAF FCC Provider

  • If applicable, provide PCS Orders or Appointment Documentation or Transition Assistance Program Registration

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

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Air Force Aid Society Child Care for PCS (AFAS PCS)

Sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society, the AFAS PCS Program is designed to help relieve some of the stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move. AFAS PCS provides 20 hours of child care per child at both the departing and inbound installation. Families may use the child care 60 days before the family’s departure and 60 days upon arriving at the new installation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the DAF Active Duty or Air Force Reserves/Air National Guard Member in an Active Duty Status

  • Assigned to, living, or working on the installation

 

How to Request Care

  • Completed PCS Child Care Certificate obtained from the Airman & Family Readiness Center

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the selected DAF FCC Provider

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

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Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Child Care Program (EFMP RCP)

The DAF EFMP RCP policies and procedures are currently under revision, until approved, the following existing procedures will be followed. The EFMP RCP is designed to assist Department of the Air Force families with short-term, specialized child care (to help reduce the stresses associated with caring for an exceptional family member).  The program provides 40 hours of care each month for both the EFMP child and siblings up to age 13. For those young adults, between 19-23 years of age, and they are identified as the Exceptional Family Member, Respite Child Care may be available on a case-by-case basis. Care is not for members and/or their spouses to go to work or attend school. For additional EFMP RCP information call, 1-800-443-4828.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of the Military Service Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status

  • Assigned to, living, or working on the installation

  • Airman must be Q-coded

  • Verification of at least one child who has been identified as an Exceptional Family Member and is moderate/severe. EFM must reside with the sponsor.

 

How to Request Care

  • EFMP Verification Form

  • Completed DAF FCC ECC Request or Schedule Request (supervisor signature not required)

  • Maintain current paperwork on all children in care

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member or requirement to purchase full time care.

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FCC Provider Orientation Child Care (FCC POCC)

FCC Provider Orientation Program is designed to support FCC applicants as they go through the process/training of becoming a FCC provider at an Air Force installation and while completing their annual requirements after initial certification.

Eligibility Requirements

  • DAF FCC Applicant or DAF Certified FCC Provider

  • Verification from the FCC Coordinator that the provider will be attending orientation training or completing annual requirements

  • No other adult in the household available to provide care

 

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request, sponsor’s supervisor signature not required

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

 

Fees

There is no cost to the FCC provider applicant or DAF Certified FCC provider and no requirement to purchase full time care.

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Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN)

MCCYN is designed to provide DAF Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care, when installation child care is not available.

 

For eligibility requirements and questions, please visit their link at: 
usa.childcareaware.com or call 1-800-424-2246. 

 

If you require additional assistance in locating military child care, please inform CCA you need enhanced services. OCONUS DAF Families should contact the Child and Youth Services Flight Chief at your installation.

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