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Family Child Care
BLDG 2579, 2549 Gaffney Road
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Programs and services are available at most installations for children up to age 12. Care may be provided in Child Development Centers, School Age Care Programs, and Family Child Care Homes. Please review the information to find out what programs and services are available at this installation. Please contact the Child and Youth Program point of contact at this installation if you require information, assistance or resources for child care in your local community.
For those with PCS orders to Eglin: Active Duty Air Force members are entitled to up to 20 hours of FREE child care per child. Vouchers for this FREE service may be obtained from the Eglin Military & Family Readiness Center (Visit Bldg. 205 or call 850-882-9060). A copy of the sponsor's orders is needed. This child care is provided in registered child care providers' homes that reside on Eglin main. A list of current providers will be provided with the voucher.
Family Child Care (FCC) offers a high-quality alternative to center-based care. Care is provided in a safe, healthy, nurturing environment that promotes children's development. FCC is available at over 80 installations around the world, providing care for more than 20,000 children! The Eglin FCC Program employs both on-base and off-base (state registered) child care providers certified by Eglin AFB.
Eglin providers offer care for a number of children and their families on a daily basis, setting their own hours and fees while providing care for children 2 weeks to 12 years of age, including full time, part time, hourly drop ins, weekend, evening and overnight care, special needs, PCS, expanded duty, deployment, and subsidized (reduced fee) care. FCC providers have the opportunity to stay at home with their own children, contribute to the family income, and operate their own business while supporting the military mission. FCC providers are secure in the knowledge that they are offering a valuable service to AF communities! Extensive background screening and orientation training must be completed prior to licensing.
For more information, call the Family Child Care Office @ 850-882-2994 r email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The Eglin Child Development Program is a comprehensive service, with two convenient locations on Boatner Road. The program provides Full Day Care for ages 6 weeks to 5 years, and a Parents' Night Out program one evening each month for Department of Defense families and contractors assigned to Eglin AFB.
There is a School Age Program for ages 5 - 12 years offering Before & After School and Out of School care, and Family Child Care Program. Families interested in receiving care at either a Child Development or School Aged Program need to create an account and request care at www.militarychildcare.com.
MilitaryChildCare.com provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all Services. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location.Click on www.militarychildcare.com, or for more information call the Eglin CDC Waiting List at 850-883-7425 (CDC II) or 850-882-5519 (CDC III).
The Youth Center operates a School Age Program for children ages kindergarten - 12 years of age. Programs available include: Before School Program, After School Program and Summer Day Camp.
Costs -- Fees are based on total family income.
Hours of Operation
School Season -- Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
School Vacations -- Monday through Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
To Register for School Age Care:www.MilitaryChildCare.com
The Before-and-After School Program and Summer Day Camp provide recreational/leisure skill programs- dramatic arts, sewing, cooking, sports and video games; academic assistance-computers, mentors, books and research materials; and clubs-bicycling, gardening, cooking and sewing. Our mission is to provide growth and development of school-age children through their out-of-school experiences. We provide a safe, supervised, healthily and age appropriate environment, thus enabling the military community to accomplish their mission, knowing their children are taken care of in a "Positive Place". All activities are offered in a cheery, clean and attractive building with a staff of dedicated personnel and a strong family atmosphere. The 36,000 square foot, world-class School Age facility was built adjacent to the Youth Center and includes an administrative area, offices, kitchen and 21 state-of-the-art classrooms. In addition, there is a stage area and section designed for indoor physical activity, as well as, enclosed outdoor play areas for climbing, jumping, running and even resting in the shade. Safety and security are number 1 at the facility, where an average of 200 children spend time each day. We want to make your child's experience in our program a positive and enjoyable one. We hope to help them build a strong self-concept, develop self-reliance and a curiosity for learning.