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Family Child Care
445 Suwannee Road
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403
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.
This free child care program funded by Air Force Aid Society offers up to 20 hours of free child care in on base licensed child care provider homes. Families can take advantage of this program up to 60 days inbound and also 60 days prior to outprocessing. Please contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 850-283-2400 for a free voucher and a list of child care providers.
FCC is the regular care of a child in the home of another family. Care is provided on a regular basis, usually 3-10 hours per day. Occasional baby-sitting is not considered FCC. In a FCC home there are no more than six children present. Persons who operate a FCC home must meet certain base requirements before offering care to children. Operating a FCC home in government quarters is a privilege granted by the Base Commander to persons who have satisfactorily completed training requirements, home inspections, and agency screenings. FCC is designed to ensure the health and safety of children being cared for are protected and the operation of such homes does not detract from the quality of life of Air Force families.
For a current list of FCC providers contact the Family Child Care office at 850-283-2218 or the Child Development Center at 850-283-2227/2205/2207.
Please visit Military Child Care to enroll your child in Tyndall's Child and Youth Programs; this will also place your child on the waiting list prior to your arrival. The CDC maintains a list of certified Family Child Care Providers.
Tyndall Child Development Center provides care to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years. Programs include weekly care, hourly care, an enrichment program and a summer day camp. Phone: 850-283-4747. Family Child Care approved homes available. FCC is available for infants as young as 2 weeks. Phone 850-283-2227/2205/2207.
The Tyndall Child Development Center strives to provide the highest quality care. It has achieved the National Academy of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation, DoD Certification and the Floridian Golden Seal of Excellence in Child Care Certificate.
New arrivals receive priority for hourly day care their first two weeks on station. Home day care providers are available. You must have your child's current shot records with you.
The center offers a variety of programs to include weekly care, hourly care, an enrichment program, a school age program and a summer day camp.
Following is a list of programs offered and the number of spaces available for each:
There is a $4 per child hourly rate which includes appropriate meals and snacks. The monthly rates are established by DoD and are set on a sliding scale. The monthly rate covers care, Monday through Friday, 6:00 am - 5:30 pm.
Service members should visit militarychildcare.com https://public.militarychildcare.csd.disa.mil/mccu/ui/#/ to get on the waiting list for any Child/Youth Program (FCC, CDC, and SAC).
Special Needs Care
Children with physical or mental impairments, requiring special diets, special procedures or other special attention, will be considered on a case-by-case basis with written instructions from the base pediatric clinic regarding the condition, special treatment and child's ability to function in a group setting.