Become a Family Child Care provider

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Angela Ballesteros, a Goodfellow Family Child Care Provider, hosts a "family style" meal for the children she cares for in her home. FCC providers have the opportunity to stay at home while contributing to the family income and operating their own business. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration/Senior Airman Heather L. Rodgers)

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- R.J. Ballesteros, a Goodfellow Family Child Care Provider, hosts a "family style" meal for the children she cares for in her home. FCC providers have the opportunity to stay at home while contributing to the family income and operating their own business. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration/Senior Airman Heather L. Rodgers)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Do you love working with children and are looking for a job that gives you the flexibility of working at home?

The Child Development Center is looking for you.

"Family Child Care providers are energetic professionals who truly love and enjoy children," said Yolanda Thomas, Family Child Care Coordinator. "As an FCC provider, you have the opportunity to stay at home with your own children, contribute to the family income, and operate your own business."

Thomas added that FCC providers are secure in the knowledge that they are offering a valuable service to Air Force communities.

"As a new parent, the provider can stay at home but also continue to work," said Thomas. "They have several choices and can tailor the level or care they provide with small mixed-aged groups that foster accelerated learning and social development in young children."

R.J. Ballesteros, said she enjoys being an FCC provider because it allows her to do something she's always enjoyed: helping children learn and helping them reach their milestones.

"I knew I was going to work with children since I was real young," Ballesteros said. "I enjoy watching them learn and helping the parents."

Individuals interested in becoming an FCC provider must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a spouse of an active duty or retired military member, or be a retired military member.
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Complete all forms and applications
  • Complete Basic First Aid and CPR Courses
  • Obtain a medical certificate
  • Be physically and mentally capable of providing care.
  • Be able to speak, understand and write English.
  • Attend orientation and training that is required for all providers.
  • Obtain liability insurance coverage.
The home where child care will be provided must also pass inspections in the areas of fire, safety, health, and FCC program guidelines and standards after training.

FCC providers may live in Goodfellow housing or become an affiliate if living off base.

For more information, contact Yolanda Thomas at yolanda.thomas@goodfellow.af.mil or (325) 654- 4779.