Child Care Options
Returning Home Care
Open to Active Duty, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve
Eligible personnel can get 16 hours of FREE child care for each child under 12 years of age after a 30 day minimum deployment in support of a contingency operation, after short-term deployments totaling 30 days in a six month period, or during members’ two week R&R leave from a deployed location.
Extended Duty Care
This program offers additional child care services when they are needed due to mission-related responsibilities.
You may be eligible if you are required to work beyond the 40 hour work week and are already purchasing 50 hours of child care. At least one parent must be a member of the U.S. military service, Active Duty, Reserve or Guard Member on Active Duty, dual employed (married to a civilian), DoD civilian employee or DoD contractor.
Interested parents must contact the FCC Coordinator for information on qualifications and required paperwork. Parents must provide written verification of need from their supervisors. Fees are waived until further notice.
PCS & Volunteer Care
The Air Force Aid Society recognizes the importance of volunteers to the Air Force community and will pay up to $280 a month per family for child care. All Air Force spouses who volunteer at official organizations in Misawa are eligible.
Additionally, all Air Force personnel that PCS in or out of Misawa are eligible for 20 hours of FREE child care per child within 60 days of their arrival or departure. Members need to take a copy of their orders to the Airman & Family Readiness Center for their FREE childcare certificate. For more information regarding these two programs, please contact the A&FRC
*PCS and volunteer care are provided within a licensed FCC home.
Become an FCC Provider
Run your own business
If you are looking for a professional career that allows you to run your own home based business, then becoming an Air Force FCC provider may be a good fit for you. We’ll provide the necessary training and materials to get you started. Training topics include first aid, health, safety, developmentally appropriate practices and child guidance. All the credentials you earn will transfer with you to your next base.
- Be a military family member
- At least 18 years of age
- Ability to speak, read and write English
- Physically and mentally capable of providing care
- Willing and able to complete the required training
- Willing to agree in writing to the requirements for FCC providers
- Able to obtain the required insurance coverage
- Willing to undergo a background check on yourself and other members of your home
Yoiko Child Development Center
The CDC offers full day and hourly care for children ages six weeks to five years old that have not yet started Kindergarten. We require written guidance from a physician, therapist, or other appropriate health care professionals.
Family Child Care
This program provides care for children ages two weeks to twelve years old in on-base housing. All FCC providers are licensed child care professionals. Licensed FCC providers are the only people on base who may provide care in government quarters for more than 10 hours per week on a regular basis.
Cheli School Age Care
Open to children from Kindergarten to sixth grade. Cheli SAC is open for full time care during school breaks.
Lunney Youth Center
We provide a safe, fun, and educational after school environment for children ages nine through thirteen. Annual memberships are available to for children which includes FREE access to multiple, daily Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4–H sponsored programs and clubs. After the first visit, memberships are required for children to attend the center.
Misawa Teen Center
We provide teens a fun, safe, and interactive after school and weekend environment for youth ages thirteen through eighteen. Annual memberships are available and include FREE access to daily Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4–H Clubs, specials events, and trips. After the first visit, memberships are required to attend the center to play video games, shoot pool, do homework, and much more.
Family Child Care
Monday–Friday | 8:30–9:30 a.m. (families)
Monday–Friday | 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (appointment only)
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday, PACAF Family Days and federal holidays