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United States Air Force
Family Child Care Office - Lackland AFB
1531 Connally Street
Building 6629, Room 120
Lackland AFB, TX 78236
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.
Fort Sam Houston: There are two-day care centers on Fort Sam Houston and both offer hourly care, full-time care, a preschool program and before/after school care for children between six weeks and five years of age. Family Child Care (FCC) offers age-appropriate care for children 4 weeks through 12 years of age in approved homes. Phone: 210-221-5002.
Lackland AFB: There are two-day care centers on Lackland AFB and one on Kelly Field, all offer hourly care and full-time care for children six weeks to two years of age, two offer a preschool program and one offers before/after school care for children between three and five years. Gateway Child Development Program provides care for children, 6wks-5 years of age, and is located in Bldg. 3220. Phone: 210-671-1040. The Lackland Child Development Program Annex provides care for children, 6 weeks - 24 months of age, and is located in Bldg. 8206. Phone: 210-671-3675. In addition, the annex offers a Before and After School Program for preschool children in Bldg. 8210. Phone: 210-671-3413. Kelly Child Development Program provides care for children, 6wks-5 years of age, and is located in Bldg. 3220. Phone: 210-925-5747.
Randolph AFB: There are two facilities on Randolph AFB. The main Child Development Program (CDP) provides care for children, 2-5 years of age, and is located in building 1072. Phone: 210-652-4946. The Child Development Program Annex provides care for children, 6 weeks - 24 months of age, and is located in building 734. In addition, the annex offers a Part Day Enrichment Program for preschool children in the Youth Center, building 584. Phone: 210-652-1140.
Joint Base San Antonio Child and Youth Programs – This Includes Family Child Care Programs - Parents are welcomed to go on www.MilitaryChildCare.com to go on the waiting list for any of the Child and Youth Programs and/or to view current military affiliated Family Child Care Providers.
Lackland Family Child Care Program - Phone :( 210) 671-3376, 1023 Kenly Ave, San Antonio Texas 78236 - Bldg. 8210
Fort Sam Houston/Randolph Family Child Care Program – Phone: (210) 221-3820 Funston Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78234 – Bldg. 2530
Family Child Care (FCC) offers age appropriate care for children 2 weeks through 12 years of age in approved homes. The FCC program and homes follow the guidance and policies in accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-144, Family Child Care (FCC) Programs, DoD Instruction 6060.2, Child Development Programs and the Quality Standards for NAFCC Accreditation. The care offered by military sponsored Family Child Care providers are based on current knowledge of child development and early childhood education.
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FCC is looking for individuals interested in providing in-home child care on and off the installation. Start-up materials and training are provided by FCC. The FCC program is actively recruiting individuals who can care for children of all ages, children with special needs, evenings/weekends/swing/midnight shifts, extended duty hours, and for the Subsidy and Expanded Child Care Programs. Reserve your space at the New FCC Provider Candidate Orientation class by calling (210) 671-3376 for JBSA-LAK and (210) 221-3820 for JBSA-FSH/RAN.
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Attention Base Housing Residents - Memo on Unlicensed/Unauthorized Child Care in Base Housing/Quarters
CHILD CARE REQUIREMENTS ON JBSA Air Force Instruction 34-144 (Child and Youth Programs) prohibits the use of privatized or base housing/quarters for child care unless licensed by the 502d Force Support Group Commander. Additionally, unlicensed child care providers are not permitted to advertise in publications or post advertisements on installation bulletin boards. Further substantiated incidents of providing unauthorized childcare will be referred for appropriate action, which may include revocation of housing privileges of individuals who refuse to become licensed or who continue to provide care after their license has been suspended or revoked. Licensed Family Child Care (FCC) Homes can be identified by the FCC logo displayed in the window or on the front door. To report unauthorized child care or for questions on how to become a licensed provider, please call (210) 671-3376/3413 for JBSA-LAK and (210) 221-3820 for JBSA-FSH/RAN.
The School Age Program is accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Counsel on Accreditation.
School Age Programs are open to active-duty Military, DoD Civilian, and NAF civilian dependents from kindergarten through grade 12. Youth must be a current member in good standing with Lackland Youth Programs.
Priority is given to single parents, or families where both parents are employed or enrolled in school outside the home.
A sliding scale, based on the annual family income, determines the fee using DoD Form 2652. All fees are to be paid the Friday before the week of care. On full day camps, child care may not exceed 10 hours. Because the rate structure is complicated, please call the youth center to determine what the cost will be for your family.
Hours of Operation
Before and After School Care is available Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Day Camp is available 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the SAP, contact Youth Programs at 210-671-2388/2510.
Family Advocacy partners with the CDCs to offer play groups on Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Corner Wilford Hall Loop and Admiral Boorda Bldg. This is an informal group that offers children the opportunity to interact with each other. Because parents are required to remain, there is also an opportunity to network with each other. There is no registration, no commitment, and no cost. For additional information, call Family Advocacy at 210-292-5967.
We are very proud of our National School Age Association program. The program has received accreditation through the National School Age Association. Our commitment is to provide your child with a quality program that is also committed to providing each child with a unique growing and learning relationship. Hours are from 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily, and an all day program is also conducted on days when Randolph school has holidays which are not legal holidays. (The Randolph ISD schedule is followed). The child to staff ratio is 12-1. Youngsters arriving for the before-school program will be accompanied to the bus stop at 7:40 a.m. Children attending the after-school program are brought back to the center by bus when school is out. Fees are based on a sliding scale determined by DoD.
The program offers full day camp programs during the summer and also during Christmas and Spring break holidays. Our camp dates follow the Randolph ISD school year calendar.
The School Age Services Program is located in Building 1705 off Winans Road. The SAS Program is accredited by the National After School Association and certified by Department of Defense an offers a Before and After School Program, Open Recreation Program, Reserve Hourly Care, Seasonal Camps (Spring, Fall, Winter, and Summer) and Teacher In-Service Camps for children in first through sixth grades.
The Before School Program operates Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. until school begins on Fort Sam Houston Elementary School regular school days. The After School Program begins at the release from school and until 6 p.m. daily. All children using the School-Age Services Program must be registered with Child and Youth Services Central Registration.
offers a developmental program for children between six weeks and five years of age. The center provides meals and snacks. You may contact the CDC at 210-221-5002 or DSN 312-471-5002. The CDC is accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and certified by the Department of Defense (DOD).
Hours of Operation for the CDC are Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The CDC offers a seamless childcare and youth delivery system. At Fort Sam Houston CYS programs are:
Child Development Programs are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and were named Best in AETC 04,06,07,08 and Best in AF 2007. The Development Programs have age-appropriate programs designed to promote development and fun and provide activities and programs which support children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
The centers are open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Weekends and Holidays, the centers are closed.
Centers on Installation
There are 2 CDP facilities on Randolph AFB:
Programs available at the CDPs include full time weekly care, hourly care space available and a Part Day Enrichment Program, which provides part day preschool for children 3 - 5 years of age. This program runs Mon - Fri and parents can choose from 2 sessions 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please contact the CDP Annex at 652-1140 for more information.
Eligibility and priority are established through AFI 34-248. Active duty, DoD civilian dual employed parents, single parents, dual military couples and those attending school full-time and are assigned to or living on Randolph Air Force Base are given priority.
Fees may be paid bi-monthly or monthly only.
Effective October 1, 2010.
- child development program is one of the largest in the Air Force.
The Lackland, Kelly Field and Gateway Child Development Centers care for more than 550 children daily, supported by a staff of 200. All three centers are certified. See contact listing for phone numbers and addresses.
The Lackland child development program was named best in the Air Force for the third year in a row.
Each center offers a different level of service. Kelly Field CDC cares for infants to 5 year olds; Lackland CDC cares for children, ages 3-5 and runs an after school program for children enrolled in 4-year-old and pre-kindergarten classes at Lackland Elementary School; and Gateway CDC cares for infants to 5 year olds and also serves special needs children. Coming in 2012, the Lackland CDC will be serving children six weeks to 5 years old.
Only the Lackland CDC offers a part-day enrichment program for 3 to 5 year olds that provides three different sessions Aug-May 2-days (Tuesday and Thursdays) and 3-days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and a 5-day session (Monday through Friday.)
Special Needs Care
The Lackland and Gateway CDCs care for special needs family members. A review of the family member's needs is made to ensure the CDC can meet their needs. If they cannot, a referral will make for off base.
Active duty Airmen, family members. DOD civilians or NAF employees are all eligible to use the CDCs. There are four priority groups:
Applications are processed through the Family Child Care Office. The required documents are:
Applications can be submitted in advance by faxing them to the Family Child Care Office along with a copy of the orders. The fax number is 210-671-0276. Upon arrival, please pick up the physical form to be completed by the child's physician.
If the child is placed on a waiting list, be sure that the Family Child Care Office always has a current work and home number. If an opening becomes available, it will go to the first person on the waiting list that can be reached. If your phone number information is incorrect, you will not get that slot.
The fee schedules are as follows:
Category I: people with incomes of $29,400 or below will pay between $59 per weekCategory II: people with incomes from $29,401 to $35,700 will pay $74 per weekCategory III: people with incomes from $35,701 to $46,200 will pay $90 per weekCategory IV; people with incomes from $46,201 to $57,750 will pay $104 per weekCategory V: people with incomes from $57,751 to $73,500 will pay $120 per weekCategory VI: people with incomes from $73,501 to $85,000 will pay $130 per weekCategory VII: people with incomes from $85,001 to $100,000 will pay $133 per weekCategory VIII: people with incomes from $100,001 to $125,000 will pay $136 per weekCategory IX - people with incomes of $125,001 or above will pay $139 per week.
*Child care must be paid semi-monthly or monthly. Daily and weekly rates are displayed to simplify financial planning.
There are usually waiting lists for infant care in the CDCs. There may be a six month wait in some instances. For the preschool ages, there is seldom a long wait, especially in the Kelly Field CDC. Because of its distance from the main installation, there is more likely to be an open slot.
All patrons wishing to participate in child care and/or recreational activities offered by CYS Services must complete the registration process prior to utilizing the programs. Children identified as having a special need must complete the special needs accommodation planning team process prior to utilizing the programs.
As an initiative offered through the Army Family Covenant, no annual registration fee is assessed to patrons. CYS Services will honor the registration from the previous installation if the registration is current and documentation is provided.
Documents needed to register:
Any child/youth between 4 weeks and 18 years of age who is a dependent of an:
The Priority Care List starts when the Child Development Center is full, the Family Child Care is full and the Off post referral (Family Child care in your Neighborhood) is full. The priority list is on a first come first serve basis. "Wounded Warriors are priority one".
Hourly care fees are due the same day care is rendered at the time the child(ren) is picked up.
Preschool program is a full day 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., before and after school.