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Department of the Air Force
Family Child Care
2518 Central Avenue
Eielson AFB, AK 99702
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.
The Family Child Care (FCC) program offers parents an alternative to the base Child Development Center (CDC). The program includes care for families that need full-time, part-time, hourly, evening, and weekend care. On average there are 22 certified FCC homes for parents working shifts, children with special needs, infant care, children who are susceptible to illness, and children who feel more comfortable in smaller groups. The program trains, licenses and inspects Family Child Care homes to ensure the quality of care is in compliance with Air Force standards. FCC may also coordinate special family care for extended-duty care such as; PCS care, Home Community Care (HCC), deployment care, supplemental care, and subsidy care. Each provider establishes their own fees. For more information, call or visit the Family Child Care Office in the Eielson City Center, Building 2518. Call 907-377-3635 or call the CDC at 377-3237.
The Child Development Center (CDC) is a modern facility located in Building 5182 at 2449 French Creek Drive. The center is a nationally accredited early childhood program which offers developmentally appropriate child care and preschool (Sept-May). The Eielson AFB CDC offers a safe environment with a professional staff that is caring, loving and happy.
Care is provided for the dependents of active duty and DoD Civilians. The Center accepts children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. A priority for use system has been established at base level per AFI 34-701. Waiting time will vary according to family status.
Available programs include weekly care and drop-in care. Reservations for drop-ins are made on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon availability. Full Time Hourly Care is designed to provide up to 50 hours of care per week, Monday-Friday. This program has a complete developmental program for children and involves children whose parents are both employed or live with one parent.
Hourly Drop-in Care - Space is limited to daily availability. Contact us at 907-377-3237 for assistance in meeting your hourly care needs.
Hours of Operation
The center is open Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with extended hours during exercises. The center is closed on federal holidays.
On certain weekends respite care is offered through the Give Parents a Break program.
Fees are determined on a sliding fee scale based on the current year family income. Breakfast, Lunch and snacks are available at no extra charge.
Eielson School Age Care, located in building 5222 is a full-service child care program for children 5-12 years of age, providing service in the hours before and after school. Nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, Eielson AFB School Age Care maintains the highest quality of programming available to school-age children. As a Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H affiliate, the program benefits from opportunities from many of these national program’s curriculum, club activities, national competitions, grants, and training. We offer diverse opportunities the foster growth and development of school-agers based on their interests. Clubs are offered in numerous areas that focus on life skills, academic success, and health habits.
School-Age Care is open Mon-Fri from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please call 907-377-5437 (KIDS) for additional information. To begin the process of registration, please utilize the link provided: https://militarychildcare.cnic.navy.mil/mcc-consumer/home/viewhome.action
Note: There may be times when some programs are not available due to staffing shortages. Please call to inquire.