Program improves care

An initiative in Air Force Family Child Care programs, the FCC Subsidy Program, will assist working parents in finding quality, affordable childcare in FCC homes by sharing the cost of their childcare fees. Parents will pay FCC fees according to their total family income. This is the same method fees are collected at the base Child Development Center.
Parent fees for full-time care of children 6 weeks through 5 years will be subsidized on U.S. Air Forces in Europe bases that have CDC waiting lists and participating FCC providers. Eligibility is extended to children of all ages with special needs and children needing care at night due to parents working swing or midnight shifts.
The FCC Subsidy Program will improve the quality of care in Air Force FCC homes and increase the number of experienced providers. Providers are now rewarded for providing a high quality service to families.
According to David Quinn, chief, Headquarters USAFE Community Activities Branch, “This is a good news story for our families at installations with a Family Child Care program. Parents with children on the CDC waiting lists will now pay their FCC providers the same fee they would pay if enrolled at the CDC.
This program will make FCC more affordable for our airmen and reduce our waiting lists at the CDCs; a win-win situation for all.”
Registration is required for the Subsidy Program. Parents must complete a Defense Department Form 2652 (Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees) and provide documentation of the most recent Leave and Earnings Statement or civilian equivalent for all employment of both parents to establish your fees in one of six income categories.
The USAFE point of contact is Cassandra Franklin (Cassandra or Dr. Kimberly Moore (Kimberly.Moore, 496-7948 or 7949. (Courtesy of USAFE Services Squadron)