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The Family Child Care Program offers child care in a certified home setting by individuals living on or off base. These self-employed providers operate their homes independently in compliance with strict Air Force policies, which include frequent inspections (announced and unannounced) and close monitoring by the Family Child Care staff. Extensive background screenings on the providers and their family members and orientation training must be completed prior to certification. Annual and monthly trainings are required to maintain licensing that surpasses state requirements.

The Family Child Care Program is designed to provide an alternative to center-based care with flexible hours (full-time, part-time, before and after school, drop in, and extended duty care) and small groups in a home setting. Our goal is to ensure quality childcare is available to military members and DoD employees so they can successfully perform their mission duties, secure in the knowledge that their children are cared for in a safe, healthy, and loving environment. The Family Child Care Program provides care for children from 2 weeks old through 12 years old and for children with special needs.



1314 LeMay Blvd.
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706
Contact Us
POC: Kara Brown
(605) 431-2992

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM