Scott Air Force Base News

New child care resource available at Scott

Militarychildcare.com, a one-stop shop website for childcare needs, is now available for parents stationed at Scott Air Force Base.

After making a household profile, parents can search for care according to their child’s needs, ages, and location.

“This new website will make the process simpler for families and will be utilized across all services,” said Kelly Calloway, 375th Force Support Squadron airman and family services acting flight chief. “Families will have the capability to locate facility-based or in-home based care options at their fingertips, and to make changes and communicate those changes to the programs much easier than in the past.”

While new to Scott Air Force Base, the website has successfully launched at other bases.

“We’ve received a lot of feedback from other bases,” said Calloway.

“The programs at those bases have great things to say about the website and the many advantages it has afforded families and the programs.”

The site is also meant to help families who expect to PCS.

“It provides one option, from base to base, to communicate their child care needs,” said Calloway.

“They no longer have to spend time researching the process each time they move.”

Parents can locate a program at the Child Development Center, School Age Care, or Family Child Care and opt for hourly, full day, or part day hours. Additionally, the site assists families in finding facilities for children with special needs.

According to their site, “All DoD Child Development Programs have strict oversight over programs and care options to assess quality and compliance with regulations and policies. Unannounced inspections, which include parent and staff feedback, occur no fewer than four times a year. Background checks are conducted on all individuals who interact regularly with children and youth, including FCC/CDH providers and those over age 12 living in a home where child care is provided.”

Families can rest assured that caregivers are fully qualified.

Now with the use of this website, families can determine which options best meet their needs,” said Calloway.

For more information, people should go to the Military Childcare website.

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