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Health, Safety & Work-Life Directorate

Office of Work-Life Programs -
Family Child Careman reading to child (FCC)

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

Purpose of Program
The Family Child Care Home Program has two purposes: to create a business opportunity for Coast Guard spouses/legal married partners and to provide safe and dependable child care for Team Coast Guard members.

FCC is a cost effective neighborhood child care delivery system, which allows provision of childcare in a home environment which meets Coast Guard certification requirements for both program and facility. Coast Guard standards, in most states, are most stringent than State Licensing.

Program Confidentiality
Enrollment in a Coast Guard certified FCC home is an arrangement made between the parent and the FCC provider. Enrollment records are reviewed periodically by Coast Guard personnel responsible for assuring certification standards are met. Personal information is maintained by the provider in a secure location in the home and is not available to anyone other than the provider, certification action officer, and parent.

Services and Resources Available
The Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice Office can assist the parent by providing:

Selected Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice Office can assist the FCC Provider Applicant by providing:

Selected HSWL locations include:

Sector New York/D1 (718) 354-4404
Base Kodiak (907) 487-5481
Sector Columbia River (503) 861-6242
TRACEN Cape May (609) 898-6384
Base Alameda (510) 769-0831

Program References
The following reference provides details of the Family Child Program and the FCC certification process:

Related Resources for the Provider

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Family Resource Specialist on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Dependent Care Program Manager, Mr. Ken O'Meara  at (202) 475-5160 or by email at Kenneth.R.O'

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Last Modified 3/23/2016