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  • Military Spouse Appointment Childcare

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    Military Spouse Appointment Childcare

    The Military Spouse Appointment Childcare (MSAC) is a new program designed to provide child care for spouses of Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Members inactivate status to attend approved appointments related to key aspects of military life.

  • Child Care Providers

    Family Support

    Child Care Providers

    Current FCC providers are still open for mission-sustaining care
    and new providers can start the process.

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    Be Your Own Boss

    Learn more about the benefits of starting a career as a Child Care provider!

Family Child Care

The 92 FSS Family Child Care, offers fine quality and engaging childcare in a home setting. All FCC providers are screened and licensed by the FSS Program to ensure quality and safety. Home daycare appeals to many parents because it offers their child a warm and friendly place to grow.

Play, Learn & Grow Together

Have you recently PCS'd to Fairchild or returned home from a deployment? If so, you may qualify for FREE CHILD CARE through the Family Child Care Program.

A variety of FREE care is available including, PCS Care, Deployment/Remote Child Care, UTA Child Care, Extended Duty Care and 24/7 Care.

In addition, we offer subsidized full-time care and subsidized part-time care.

You can request part-time care and drop-in child care and each individual provider sets the fees. These programs are listed in detail in the sections below. For additional information, please contact the Family Child Care Office.

Family Child Care Programs

Extended Duty Care

Specialty Programs

FREE child care that is accessible to military members as they perform their mission during contingency or high temp operations. The program is designed to help families who have to temporarily work longer hours, evenings, overnights, weekends, or are experiencing a temporary shift change.

FCC Deployment FREE Care

Specialty Programs

The FCC is offering FREE childcare for anyone stationed on Fairchild that is or will be deployed for more than 30 days.

Families may receive:

  • 16 hours for pre-deployment care
  • 16 hours each month of the deployment care
  • 16 hours of post-deployment care

This may be used once the member has orders and ends 30 days upon return from the deployment.

Care only applies to FCC providers. You must provide two forms including:

  • A copy of orders or a letter in lieu must be provided.
  • Air Force Child Entended Care Form

Please call ahead, as enrollment may take about 1 - 3 weeks depending on the FCC Providers availability. 

Call the FCC Office at (509) 247-5336 to start your application today!

FCC PCS Child Care

Specialty Programs

FCC PCS Care is sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society, it is designed to help relieve some stress felt by families in the process of a PCS move.

Families may receive 20 hours of child care at both the departing and inbound installations.

Families may use the child care 60 days before the family’s departure and 60 days upon arriving at the new installation.

  • Member of the Air Force active duty, completed Child Care for PCS Certificate obtained from the Military & Family Readiness Center, copy of PCS orders

Once you have your PCS voucher please call the FCC office at 509-247-5336 for a list of available FCC providers. 

24/7 Child Care

Specialty Programs

Child care is designed to assist a family's utilization of a certificated 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, Before and After School Care needs or FCC Fits

Examples: shift workers, security forces, medical etc. 

FCC Subsidy

Specialty Programs

This program is able to help a family with Family Child Care fees. It may pay the same weekly fee charged for child care in an Air Force Child Development Center (CDC) or Air Force School-Age Care (SAC) Program. Children with special needs may qualify for this as well. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • Child is on the waiting list for the CDC or SAC through
  • Parent is active duty or DoD civilian
  • All adults living in the household must be either working or enrolled in school full-time
  • Family must complete AF FCC / ECC Request

FREE Home Community Care (HCC)

Specialty Programs

There is now FREE child care available to Guard and Reserves members at Fairchild in which there is no other family member to take care of the children during their training periods or Unite Training Assemblies.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Military (CAT A & B) assigned to an AF Guard or Reserve Unite / Installation.
  • Available for regularly scheduled or rescheduled drill periods.
  • AF Form 40As required for Rescheduled Drills
  • AF Form FCC ECC needs to be submitted to the FCC office. Call the office at (509) 247-5336.
  • Enrollment may take 1 - 3 weeks.

Applying for Child Care

Additional Information

Child care services are offered to eligible patrons at Fairchild AFB for full-time care, part-time care before and after-school care, and hourly care. If you want to request child care at a Child Development Center, School Age, or Family Child Care, please make an account on and request which programs you are interested in for child care.

If you are an active-duty military member and can’t get your child into one of the above programs, you can contact Child Care Aware of America or call 1-800-424-2246. Please let them know you need assistance in locating a Community Based Child Care Program (enhanced services).

If you need additional help or services please contact the Community Childcare Coordinator (Nancy Keeton) at 509-247-5336.

Additional Information

Family Child Care

Certifications & Requirements

Family Child Care Providers undergo stringent certification requirements: 15 Family Child Care Virtual Lab School Courses (approximately clock hours), monthly unannounced home inspections, yearly background investigations, annual training (24 hours), and certification in ServSafe and CPR/First Aid for children 2 weeks to 12 years.

According to our Air Force Instruction (AFI) 34-144, 11.17 states, “Residents providing uncertified child care residing in government-owned and privatized housing are notified of the requirements when providing care for more than 10 hours a week. Uncertified care will be investigated by the Family Child Care Coordinator, accompanied by the Flight Chief or Force Support Squadron Commander/Director (or designee). The individual will be provided with a written request to complete the certification procedures and to cease providing care until they become certified. Security Forces will be contacted if there are suspected violations of law and the Family Child Care Program notifies the Privatized Property Management office.”

Tips when selecting a child care provider
  • The relationship between Provider and Parent should be viewed as a business, with your most precious asset involved.
  • Ask to see the home and don’t be afraid to ask questions that concern you.
  • Read the contract thoroughly. If there is something in the contract that you disagree with, discuss with the Provider. Make sure all changes are in writing. If they are not willing to make compromises decide whether you can live with the decision and if you cannot, find another provider that better fits your needs.
  • If you see something in a home that make you uncom­fortable about leaving your child in that home, please call the FCC Coordinator. Our goal is to ensure that all homes provide quality care.
  • Visit the home during child care hours. Are the children playing happily? Are they clean? Are the children doing the activities that are posted on the schedule?
  • It is a requirement of the program that a signed contract between the provider and the parent is accomplished prior to care being provided. The contract will include hours of operation, fees, payment schedule, provider’s and child’s vacation, sick leave and absences, responsi­bility for alternate care, and termination policy.

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Fairchild AFB is actively recruiting passionate providers who serve Air Force families that have a special needs child.
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Fairchild AFB is actively recruiting passionate providers who serve Air Force families as a Family Child Care provider.
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Family Child Care

7 West Arnold Street Building 2040 Room B3, Fairchild AFB, WA 99011

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Fri
    7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Mon - Fri
    12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sat - Sun
  • (509) 247-5336

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