Provider of the Year 2023

Congratulations JBLE-Eustis Family Child Care
Provider of the Year 2023

Brianna Tate-Spencer

Welcome to the JBLE Eustis Family Child Care (FCC) Program

In-home child care is the most tailored form of child care. FCC Providers operate independent, self-employed businesses; and, have assumed a very important responsibility to care for children in their homes. The goal of the JBLE Eustis FCC program is to ensure affordable, accessible and available child care services to military-connected families in our community.

Family Child Care (FCC) offers in-home care for children ages 2 weeks to 12 years, in either on-installation housing or in civilian communities. FCC offers families childcare when alternative weekend, evening care, swing and midnight shifts, and special needs care is required. The groups are multi-age and smaller ratios than in the centers. FCC provides families with a viable alternative to large group childcare. FCC providers are licensed/affiliated by the Air Force. Extensive training and direct oversight of each program assists providers in growing as professionals while offering care in a nurturing home environment.

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  • Small settings with personalized care
  • Familiar home environment
  • Mixed age groups allow children to learn from each other
  • Parents who have more than one child can use one child care setting
  • Accepts children with chronic health problems
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Develop connections between provider and family
  • “Real life” learning environment child care for:
    • Infants as young as two weeks
    • Children of families in crisis
    • Mildly ill children
    • Night time or extended hours

Become an FCC Provider

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Become a Family Child Care Provider

The JBLE Eustis Family Child Care Program is currently seeking on- and off-base providers to help meet the challenge of providing quality care to military members.

Becoming a provider offers the reward of direct support to the Air Force mission by caring for children while establishing a rewarding career as a professional child care provider. The Family Child Care program offers applicants the opportunity to start their own business, set their own hours and fees and even care for their own children while providing care for others.

In addition to the training, the program offers an extensive resource center with a full range of child development and safety items. Start-up costs are minimal and credentials follow the provider from base to base as their family makes permanent change of station moves.

Anyone interested in starting their own child care business on JBLE Eustis, or in the surrounding communities, contact Romona Butler, Community Child Care Coordinator at 757.878.5584 or email:

Advantages to Becoming a Certified FCC Provider

  • Manage Your Own Business
  • Resource Center (check out items free of charge)
  • Free Training
  • USDA/CACEP Food Program
  • Set Your Own Hours
  • Transferrable Career
  • Professional Development
  • Subsidy Program

How to Become a Child Care Provider

  • Complete an FCC Form 1, AF Family Child Care application
  • Complete required Background Checks
  • Complete Health Assessment and provide a copy of provider and family members’ immunization records
  • An interview with all family members
  • Complete Family Child Care Orientation training
  • Satisfactorily meet all qualifications for Fire, Safety, Military Public Health, and Program inspections
  • Obtain FCC liability insurance
  • Family child care panel to offer their recommendation to the Mission Support Group Commander for approval or disapproval for certification

Did you know Family Child Care offers PCS Care?

Uncertified In-Home Family Child Care

Uncertified In-Home Family Child Care

Operating a Family Child Care Home is a privilege granted by the 733rd Mission Support Group Commander. Residents of Balfour Beatty Housing are permitted to provide child care in their home for no more than 10 hours per week. If you suspect someone of providing uncertified child care in their military base home please notify

Ms. Romona Butler, Community Child Care Coordinator for assistance with becoming a FCC certified child care provider 757.878.5584 or email:

Parent Involvement

Parent Involvement

We encourage parent involvement in the program. The Parent Involvement/Advisory Board was established to strengthen the partnership between families and the JBLE Child and Youth programs. The Parent Involvement/Advisory Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Pershing Child Development Center, building 1140 at 12:00 PM.

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Over 50 JBLE families use Family Child Care as an alternative to the Child Development Center. Contact your FCC office for more information about the program- Langley FCC 764-2835 Fort Eustis FCC 878-5584.

Posted by Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Tuesday, April 11, 2017