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Family Child Care


Family Child Care

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Hanscom AFB 01731


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Become a Family Child Care Provider

The Hanscom Family Child Care (FCC) program offers families alternative childcare in a less structured/home-like environment. FCC Providers are able to accommodate parents’ various work schedules with full/part-time, drop-in, weekend, and evening care.


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. FCC homes are licensed by the group commander in coordination with health, fire, and safety agencies.They are also monitored by the FCC Coordinator.

The program is seeking out the right candidates to provide childcare in their own homes. Providers are offered free training, free equipment, ability to set your own schedule, accreditation assistance, and multiple paid incentives. Please keep in mind that if you become a provider, you may be responsible for caring for children with special needs, which may include asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy and other physical ailments. 


If you are interested please call the Family Child Care Coordinator at 781-225-6121.

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Expanded Child Care
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.

Available to Active Duty Military Members Only:

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

  • PCS Child Care for Army, Navy, and Marines Assigned To DAF (PCSCC)

  • Emergency Medical Care (EMC)

  • Wounded Warrior Care (WWC)

  • Child Care of Fallen Warriors (BC)

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

  • Deployment/Remote Assignment Child Care Support

  • FCC Provider Orientation Child Care (FCC POCC)

  • Home Community Care (HCC)

  • Community Based Child Care Programs

Available to Active Duty Military Members & DoD Civilians:

  • AF Extended Duty Care (EDC)

  • DAF FCC Subsidy Program (SUB)

  • FCC 24/7 Child Care

  • Military Spouse Appointment Child Care (MSAC)

Visit for Eligibility requirements and additional information on all ECC Child Care Programs.

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