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Thank you for serving the families and children participating in our fee assistance and respite programs!

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Air Force Home Community Care Program

The Air Force HCC program provides child care for United States Air Force Reserve and National Guard members assigned to specific installations during drill weekends.

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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care

Child Care Aware® of America in partnership with the Navy and Air Force makes the Exceptional Family Member Respite Child Care Program available to qualifying families throughout the United States. The EFMP Respite Child Care program is intended to reduce stress on Navy and Air Force families with an exceptional child by providing temporary relief for the service member and/or spouse. If you have a passion to work with children with special needs and are interested in becoming a provider, please call (800)424-2246 to get started.

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Fee Assistance

Thank you for your interest in supporting families’ child care needs. Child Care Aware® of America operates a Fee Assistance Program that serves military and non-military families. If you have a valid state license and annual licensing inspection, you may be eligible to participate in the program.

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Background Check Requirement

On October 1, 2014, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force established a new requirement that community based child care providers serving Navy and Air Force children will be required to have an Advanced FBI Fingerprint Check and State Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Checks.

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MCCYN-PLUS Pilot Initiative (QRIS)

On October 1, 2019, The Military Services will expand the MCCYN program to include MCCYN-PLUS. The MCCYN-PLUS pilot will include community child care centers that are quality rated by their state Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), in locations where nationally accredited care is unavailable.

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