The Hanscom Family Child Care (FCC) program offers families alternative childcare, allowing children to participate in a less structured, home-like environment. Providers are able to accommodate parents' various work schedules by offering full-time and part-time care, drop-in services, as well as weekend and evening care. FCC homes are licensed by the group commander in coordination with health, fire & safety agencies, and are monitored by the FCC coordinator.
Hours of operation and fees charged by each FCC provider are a matter of private negotiation between the provider and the parents (unless the family is enrolled in the subsidy program). Providers receive extensive training in child development, Positive Guidance Techniques, CPR, first aid, health, safety, fire prevention, nutrition, reporting of child abuse and food handling before obtaining a license. Additional monthly training is ongoing. When a base housing resident fails to obtain a license, the matter is referred to higher authorities and this could result in losing base housing privileges. If you suspect someone is providing unlicensed care, please call the unlicensed Family Child Care Hotline: 781-225-6129.
Interested in becoming a FCC provider?
The FCC is actively recruiting new providers to provide childcare in their homes. The program offers a flexible schedule and opportunity to earn income. We're looking for providers to care for children with special needs, including children with asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy and physical ailments. To explore becoming an FCC provider, please call us at 781-225-6122.