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Family Child Care Program

Purpose of Program Little Explorers Family Child Care 2014, Cape Cod MA Jamie Warren, Director

The Coast Guard’s Family Child Care (FCC) Program is a quality, cost-effective and convenient child care option offered to Coast Guard families. Family Child Care homes offer flexibility for families needing all types of child care - to include full time, part time, extended daily care, 24-hour care, hourly care, long term care and care for mildly ill children. Safe, reliable and certified quality child care is of utmost importance, and a constant challenge to parents. The Coast Guard's FCC program can help

The Family Child Care program also offers an extra income and business opportunity for qualifying spouses/dependents residing in Coast Guard owned or leased housing.

Who is Eligible for this Program?
The Family Child Care Program is available to the following members of Team Coast Guard:

Who is Eligible to be a Family Child Care Provider?
To become a Certified Family Child Care Provider:

We are always looking for new Family Child Care providers!  Please contact the Family Child Care Coordinator for full requirements if you are interested.  If you are operating a daycare in your home and you are not certified, please contact us so we can start the certification process.

Services and Resources Available:
The following services and resources are available within the Family Child Care program:

U. S. Coast Guard Child Care Subsidy Program

The United States Coast Guard Child Care Subsidy Benefit program was created to assist U.S. Coast Guard members who use any federal child care center, or any state licensed child care facility in the Continental U.S. (CONUS) and outside the Continental U.S. (OCONUS) which includes child development centers as well as in home child care providers to provide child care for their children. For more information, please visit their website here.

To begin your application process, please visit here

Related Program Information

The Coast Guard does not endorse the following web sites: they are provided to help in your search for additional child care information. It is important to check references and research providers. The following web sites provide information related to Family Child Care Programs and Child Care:


Program References

The following reference provides details of the Family Child Care Program:

Points of Contact:

Maura Redy
Family Child Care Coordinator
Base Boston Health, Safety, Work-Life Department- detached to Sector New York

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Last Modified 3/25/2016