Expanded Child Care

Serves Children Ages Two Weeks to 12 Years

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. Use of ECC is permitted once all paperwork is completed and approved. 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:

 

DAF FCC Subsidy Program (SUB)

 

The SUB Program is designed to assist family’s utilization of an FCC home and pay the same weekly fee they would be charged for child care in a Department of the Air Force Child Development Center (CDC) or Department of the Air Force School-Age Care (SAC) Program. Families who are enrolled in the DAF FCC SUB Program are purchasing 50 hours of care each week (Sunday-Saturday) to meet their full time child care needs or the number of hours to meet their Before and After School child 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/SVPY.

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

  • 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 in care. The child may be removed from care if the spouse has not gained employment after 90 days.

How to Request Care

  • Complete a Request for Care at militarychildcare.com by selecting a FCC provider

  • Complete DAF FCC SUB Program enrollment paperwork with FCC Program Office

  • DD Form 2652 (required each fee year)

  • Current Leave and Earning Statement/Post Secondary Education Program (required each fee year and/or change in priority status)

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with selected 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 >

 

DAF Extended Duty Care (EDC)

 

The EDC Program is designed to assist families when weekly parental workloads, due to extended duty hours, exceed the normal operating hours of the facility where they are already purchasing full-time care.

 

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • All adults living in the Assigned to, working or living on the installation 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 in care. The child may be removed from care if the spouse has not gained employment after 90 days.

How to Request Care

  • Complete a Request for Care at militarychildcare.com by selecting a FCC provider

  • Complete DAF FCC SUB Program enrollment paperwork with FCC Program Office

    • DD Form 2652 (required each fee year)

    • Current Leave and Earnings Statement/Post Secondary Education Program (required each fee year and/or change in priority status)

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with selected FCC provider

Fees

There is no cost to the member as long as their weekly child care fee has been paid.

 

FCC 24/7 Child Care

 

The FCC 24/7 Child Care Program is designed to assist families when their work schedules are outside the normal operating hours of the facility where they are already purchasing full-time care. This program is specifically designed to support 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

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • Must be scheduled to work – work must directly impact the mission

  • No other adult in the household available to provide care

  • Must be purchasing full-time care or during the school year Before and After School Care

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request (each military member)

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

  • If full-time care is not on the installation, provide a copy of the contract from the program

Fees

There is no cost to the member as long as their weekly child care fee has been paid.

 

Missile Care (MC)

 

The MC Program is available at FE Warren, Malmstrom, and Minot AFBs and is designed to provide overnight,  weekend, and holiday child care for those members assigned to work for more than 24 hours in the missile field.

 

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • Assigned to work for more than 24 hours in the missile field

  • No other adult in the household available to provide care

  • Must be purchasing full-time care and/or during the school year Before and After School Care

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request (each military member)

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

  • If full-time care is not on the installation, provide a copy of the contract from the program

Fees

There is no cost to the member as long as their weekly child care fee has been paid.

 

Missile Care 2 (MC2)

 

The EDC Program is designed to assist families when weekly parental workloads, due to extended duty hours, exceed the normal operating hours of the facility where they are already purchasing full-time care.

 

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • All adults living in the Assigned to, working or living on the installation 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 in care. The child may be removed from care if the spouse has not gained employment after 90 days.

How to Request Care

  • Complete a Request for Care at militarychildcare.com by selecting a FCC provider

  • Complete DAF FCC SUB Program enrollment paperwork with FCC Program Office

    • DD Form 2652 (required each fee year)

    • Current Leave and Earnings Statement/Post Secondary Education Program (required each fee year and/or change in priority status)

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with selected FCC provider

Fees

There is no cost to the member as long as their weekly child care fee has been paid.

 

RPA Extended Duty Child Care (RPAC)

 

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAC) Extended Duty Care Program is available to those members who are assigned to support the RPA Mission.  It is designed to provide overnight, weekend, and holiday care.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • Assigned to support the RPA Mission

  • No other adult in the household available to provide care

  • Must be purchasing full-time care or during the school year Before and After School Care

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request (each military member)

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

  • If full time care is not on the installation, provide a copy of the contract from the program

Fees

There is no cost to the member as long as their weekly child care fee has been paid.

 

RPA Extended Duty Child Care 2 (RPAC2)

 

The RPA Care 2 (RPAC2) is designed to provide child care for spouses, whose sponsor is supporting the RPA Mission, to attend approved appointments. It is designed to provide overnight, weekend, and holiday care.

Eligibility Requirements

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

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

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • Assigned to support the RPA mission

  • Spouse must be attending an approved appointment

Examples of approved appointments:

  • Medical appointments

    • Temporary Enhancements 27 Sept 2020–27 Mar 2021—Medical/Therapy appointments for their children

  • Classes offered by Airmen and Family Readiness Centers, Chaplain, Family Advocacy, and Medical Agencies

  • Employment opportunities

    • Job interviews

    • Initial job training/new employee orientation

    • Volunteer opportunities are not an approved appointment.

    • Appointments for active duty military members are not eligible, unless the active duty member must attend the appointment with their spouse.

  • 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

  • Provide appointment documentation

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

Fees

There is no cost to the member.

 

Military Spouse Appointment Child Care (MSAC)

 

MSAC is designed to provide child care for spouses to attend approved appointments related to key aspects of military life.

Eligibility Requirements

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

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

  • Assigned to, living or working on the installation

  • Spouse must be attending an approved appointment

Examples of approved appointments:

  • Medical appointments

    • Temporary Enhancements 27 Sept 2020–27 Mar 2021—Medical/Therapy appointments for their children

  • Classes offered by Airmen and Family Readiness Centers, Chaplain, Family Advocacy, and Medical Agencies

  • Employment opportunities

    • Job interviews

    • Initial job training/new employee orientation

    • Volunteer opportunities are not an approved appointment.

    • Appointments for active duty military members are not eligible, unless the active duty member must attend the appointment with their spouse.

  • 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

  • Provide appointment documentation

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

Fees

There is no cost to the member.

 

Deployment/Remote Assignment Child Care Support

 

The Deployment/Remote Assignment Child Care Support allows families 16 hours 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)

  • 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

  • Provide copy of Deployment/Remote Assignment Orders

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

Fees

There is no cost to the member.

 

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 in the household available to provide care​

 

How to Request Care

  • Complete DAF FCC ECC Request

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

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

Fees

There is no cost to the member.

 

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 in the household 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 FCC Provider

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member.

 

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 with a Wounded Warrior Status

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

  • Retiree

  • 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

  • Provide verification of Wounded Warrior Status

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with FCC Provider

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member.

 

Child Care Support for Fallen Warriors (BC)

The BC Program is designed to assist families with civilian and military appointments to deal with a fallen warrior.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fallen Warrior was a Member of the Military Service

  • Fallen Warrior was an Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in an Active Duty status

  • 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.

 

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

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

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

 

How to Request Care

  • Completed DAF FCC ECC Request  

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the FCC Provider

  • If applicable, provide PCS Orders

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

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member.

 

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 Air Force

  • Active Duty

  • Active Duty Member Retiring

 

How to Request Care

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

  • Complete enrollment paperwork with the FCC Provider

 

Fees

There is no cost to the member.

 

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

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.  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

  • Airman must be Q-coded

  • Verification of at least one child who has been identified as an Exceptional Family Member and is moderate/severe

 

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.

 

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • DAF FCC Applicant

  • Verification from the FCC Coordinator that the provider will be attending orientation training

  • 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.

 

Community Based Child Care Programs

 

Child Care Aware (CCA) of America Programs are designed to assist CONUS Air Force families who do not have access to on installation CDC, SAC, or FCC providers.

 

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 a Community Based Child Care Program, please inform CCA you need enhanced services. OCONUS DAF Families should contact the Child and Youth Services Flight Chief at your installation.