Family Child Care Program


The Family Child Care (FCC) Program provides quality childcare in safe and healthy environments for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The FCC Program is designed to meet the unique needs of military and DoD schedules. FCC Providers offer flexible, diverse, and engaging environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled through developmentally appropriate activities and materials. DoD families must use MCC ( to request care at all Navy Child and Youth Programs and are required to show proof of eligibility when they enroll and annually thereafter. Detailed descriptions of each military family type and corresponding DoD Priority are available at Family Eligibility and Priority Guidelines | MCC Central ( Offers for childcare interviews with FCC Providers will be made through MCC based on the household’s priority. Families will schedule an appointment to meet with the potential Provider and tour the home before making an informed decision of where to place their child (ren).

Escambia and Santa Rosa County residents may apply for certification; applicants are not required to be military affiliated. Those who live off-base must also obtain a State License prior to becoming Navy certified. FCC Applicants and all family members must complete a background screening. In addition, FCC Applicants are required to complete a 40-hour orientation training to include CPR/FA, nutrition, age-appropriate lesson plans, inclusion, Child Abuse Identification and Reporting, safety practices and sanitation. All applications are reviewed by a Quality Review Board who provides recommendations to the Commanding Officer prior to certification being authorized. Becoming a Certified Navy CDH Provider is a privilege authorized by the Commanding Officer.

The FCC Office is located at the Corry Child Development Center, Bldg 4119. For further information on becoming a FCC Provider, please contact the FCC Staff or stop by the FCC Office.

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