Family Child Care







The Family Child Care (FCC) Program offers an alternative child care to families who want their child or children in a home-like environment. Children ages 2 weeks to 12 years old, including children with a special need, are eligible to enroll in the FCC Program.


How to Enroll:  

  • Place a child care request through
  • After your request has been approved (pending availability) fill out the Enrollment Form and Child Authorization Form linked below.



Want to become a Family Child Care (FCC), provider? We are now hiring!


FCC is looking for individuals interested in caring for children ages 2wks - 12yrs, to include children with a special need; during typical work schedules, evenings, weekends, swing and midnight shifts, extended duty hours; and for the Expanded Child Care program.


Candidates must be a base personnel spouse to apply. Contact the FCC Program for information on the next candidate orientation class.


All FCC providers must submit a completed Provider License Application and Criminal History Form.

Why become an FCC licensed/affiliated provider?

  • Manage Your Own Business 
  • Work from Home
  • Set Your Own Hours and Fees 
  • Resource Center (check out items free of charge) 
  • Transferable Career 
  • Free Training 
  • Professional Development 
  • USDA/CACFP Food Program 
  • Subsidy Program 

Work From Home

Enjoy the convenience of working from home! If you have children, being an FCC provider allows you to be with your own children and help them and other children develop and learn. 


FCC homes can be located on Laughlin and off-base locations. Homes must be licensed by the 47th Mission Support Group Commander. The off-base affiliate homes must be within 10 miles of the FCC office and must be registered with the Texas State Department of Human Services prior to attending FCC training or being affiliated with LAFB-FCC.


Background checks are performed on every person in the home 12 years of age and older.

Set Your Own Hours

Be a provider on an hourly, part-day, full-day, or extended basis; or during the weekends, evenings, swing shifts, or midnight shifts.


FCC Providers will receive free training in the following areas:

  • Preparing Your Home for Family Child Care 
  • Marketing Your Business 
  • CPR First Aid 
  • Nutrition/Menu Planning 
  • Guiding Children’s Behavior 
  • And More! 

Each provider must have a family interview in their home and attend orientation training, First Aid and CPR classes. In the first eighteen months, every provider must successfully complete the FCC modules. Once the modules are complete, each provider must complete 24 clock hours of training each year. The FCC panel, consisting of the Child and Youth Services Flight Chief, the FSS Commander, or FSS Deputy and the 47th Mission Support Group Deputy, will grant a Standard License or Affiliate Certificate for 12 months. The panel also determines how many children each provider will be authorized for care. 

Free Lending Program

In addition to the training, a free lending program allows you to set up your business. The Resource Center offers extensive equipment and supplies, from books to outdoor play equipment. It also includes a wide range of child development and safety items such as games, toys, gates, first-aid kits, electrical outlet covers, pack & plays, and general supplies.