FCC is in-home child care provided by an adult family member occupying government quarters. FCC in homes-off-post (HOP's) is also available on the East, Northeast and West sides of El Paso. FCC is dedicated to the improvement of home child care and continuously strives to meet the changing needs of the Fort Bliss community. The priority of FCC is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for children participating in the program. FCC hopes to enhance the quality of life for all community members by offering developmental care through initial provider certification and consistent, on-going, in-service training in all areas of child development. Potential providers may attend an Informational Briefing which is held every Thursday at 11:00 at Building 3503 Story Road in Lower Logan Housing Area. No reservations are required.
FCC providers are adults who have expressed the desire to care for children and to be certified by Fort Bliss Child Development Services through the Family Child Care Office. The training required to be a provider consists of classes in Army Regulation 608-10, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Child Growth and Development, Child Guidance, Safety, Fire Prevention, Food Safety, Menu Planning, Daily Activities, Administering Medication, Childhood Diseases, Contracts, Business Practices, Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Parents, Observing at the Day Care Center, Observing at an FCC Home, Infant Care, Learning Centers, First Aid and CPR.
A developmental home environment allows the individual child to develop at his/her own rate and provides experiences and opportunities to explore, manipulate and discover, thereby developing those skills needed for independent learning.
The FCC office is responsible for ensuring that all FCC providers meet all requirements outlined in Army Regulation 608-10 and Fort Bliss SOP's. The staff provides training classes, workshops, and provider newsletters.
Providers may qualify for a Child Development Association Credential (CDA) or a Nation Family Child Care Accreditation (NAFCC) after special training and demonstration of competency.
For FCC, parents must first register each child through Parent Central (PC) located at 1743 Victory Avenue. The PC staff will assign each parent a password to view every provider via www.armyfcc.com. Parents may choose a provider and schedule a family interview.
The FCC team consists of an FCC Director, Training and Curriculum Specialist (TACS), USDA Representative, FCC Program Associate and an Administrative Assistant. Monthly visits to each FCC home ensure required program standards are attained and maintained.
Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services will participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program June 10 through August 23. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
- Bliss SAC, located at 2012 Sheridan Road on West Fort Bliss, will serve breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Main CDC, located at 1730 Haan Road on West Fort Bliss, will serve breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- The YouthPlex, located at 195 Chaffee Road on West Fort Bliss, will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and snack from 3-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Milam CDC, located at 11896 Haan Road on East Fort Bliss, will serve breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Replica CDC, located at 5036 Sheridan Road on West Fort Bliss, will serve breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Summer Food Service Program will also be implemented during Vaction Bible School from July 15-19. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 449 Pershing Road on West Fort Bliss.
In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-0410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.