Becoming a Family Child Care Provider

Family Child Care Initial Process

Takes from 2-6 months

  1. Submit signed application (spouse and applicant) to the Family Child Care office between Mon–Fri: 8am-4pm. Include the following when turning in your application packet:
    • Copy of H.S. Diploma or Equivalent required
    • $40 – Non-refundable Registration Fee (cash not accepted)
    • If CPR and First Aid is needed please bring $70 (cash not accepted) to your pre-screening interview
  2. Submit Federal background check/fingerprints and local background checks (Family Advocacy and Provost Marshal’s Office) for the applicant, spouse, and any other individual over the age of 18 living in the home
  3. Schedule a pre-screening interview with FCC Director or Monitors
  4. Attend 40-hour certification class with Family Child Care Training
    • Classes are normally Mon–Fri, last full week of the month
    • If you have a current CPR and First Aid then you will not need to attend the last two days of the training

Certification Process

Takes up to 1-2 months

Once background checks are completed and approved, you will then start the certification process for your home:

  • Occupational Health Physical with Occupational Health (Naval Hospital)
  • Obtain an Animal Health Certificate if pets are in the home
  • Sanitation Inspection conducted by Preventive Medicine Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
  • Fire Inspection conducted by Camp Pendleton Fire Department
  • Safety Inspection conducted by MCCS Safety Officer
  • Annual Inspection conducted by FCC staff
  • Quality Review Board will review applicant and determine suitability

For more information, please call (760) 725-7631.

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