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Who is Eligible for this Program?
The Family Child Care Program is available to the following members of Team Coast Guard to receive childcare:
(FCC Providers may only be Active Duty spouses/legal married partners.)
Purpose of Program
The Family Child Care Home Program has two purposes: to create a business opportunity for Coast Guard spouses/legal married partners and to provide safe and dependable child care for Team Coast Guard members.
FCC is a cost effective neighborhood child care delivery system, which allows provision of childcare in a home environment which meets Coast Guard certification requirements for both program and facility. Coast Guard standards, in most states, are most stringent than State Licensing.
Enrollment in a Coast Guard certified FCC home is an arrangement made between the parent and the FCC provider. Enrollment records are reviewed periodically by Coast Guard personnel responsible for assuring certification standards are met. Personal information is maintained by the provider in a secure location in the home and is not available to anyone other than the provider, certification action officer, and parent.
Services and Resources Available
The Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice Office can assist the parent by providing:
Selected Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice Office can assist the FCC Provider Applicant by providing:
HSWL's growing list of locations with FCC providers include:
Sector New York/D1 - (718) 354-4404
Base Kodiak - (907) 487-5481
Sector Columbia River - (503) 861-6242
TRACEN Cape May - (609) 898-6384
Base Alameda - (510) 769-0831
Where space allows, newly assigned members may request assignment to CG owned family housing one bedroom larger than they are eligible for if their spouses want to participate in the FCC program. Additionally, the CG Foundation (https://coastguardfoundation.org/spousegrant) is also funding grants to offset startup costs during a 2 year pilot at Base Kodiak, Training Center Cape May, Sector New York and Training Center Petaluma to cover startup costs for CG spouses wanting to start a new FCC business. These initiatives expect to increase the number of FCC providers, as locations with FCC providers grows, we will update the above list.
The following reference provides details of the Family Child Program and the FCC certification process:
Related Resources for the Provider
Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Family Resource Specialist on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Dependent Care Program Manager, Ms. Renee Podolec (202) 475-5160 or by email at email@example.com.