The Navy Home Community Care (HCC) program provides child care for members of the Navy Reserve Force assigned to specific installations during drill weekends. Care is provided in high quality family child care homes throughout the following locations: Jacksonville, FL; Metro San Diego, CA; and Kitsap/Bremerton, WA. Fee assistance will be provided to eligible Reservists to offset the cost of up to 24 hours of child care per month on scheduled drill weekends.
- Eligibility Requirements
- State licensed family child care home
- Current certification in first aid and infant/child CPR
- Availability from 6am- 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, during military drill weekend
- Supporting Documents Needed
- Completed Navy HCC Application
- State child care license
- Proof of current first aid and infant/child CPR certification
- Once approved, instructions will be provided for finalizing enrollment with Navy Fee Assistance.
- How do payments work?
Families are responsible for paying the provider $3/hr. (or any part of an hour) per child for up to 24 hours per month on scheduled drill weekends. The Navy Fee Assistance Program will pay providers directly $12/hr. (or any part of an hour) per child, up to 24 hours per month on scheduled drill weekends.
- Would it be acceptable to add a clause in my Parent/Provider Agreement that says that the parents MUST pay the parent rate if they reserve, and failure to cancel the unused hours by a certain time period beforehand (such as a cancellation notice given 24 hours or less that weekend), the parent fee must be forfeited?
Providers must outline cancellation/no show requirements and fees in their Parent-Provider Contract.
- Can I interview or meet with the family before deciding to provide drill care?
Yes. All providers may choose to interview families prior to enrolling a child for dill care.
- Should I have the family complete my enrollment documents before starting care?
Yes. Providers should have enrollment and registration documents ready for Navy HCC families (this can include your payment policies, cancellation agreement, and process for reserving care).
- Should the parents pay me before or after the service is rendered?
Providers must outline payment policies in the Parent-Provider Contract.
- Do I have to say that I am able to commit to being available for all weekends to be a part of this pilot program?
The intent is that providers who enroll to participate will be available for all scheduled drill weekends (one weekend per month). If a provider wishes to participate, but will be unavailable during a scheduled drill weekend, this should be communicated with the families up front or as soon as the provider is aware that they will not be available.
- How many days, prior to the dates listed for my location, can be cut off? Such as, if you don’t receive a call/schedule for an interview for the listed weekend three days prior to the scheduled drill weekend, will I be able to make plans for that weekend?
Providers must outline reservation deadlines and requirements in their Parent-Provider Contract. If no reservations have been made by the deadlines provided in the contract, the provider is not expected to remain available for that weekend.
- How to Apply
Please complete the Navy HCC Application that can be found above, under “Supporting Documents Needed.” Submit the application along with all supporting documents via:
Child Care Aware® of America
1515 N Courthouse Rd, 3rd FL
Arlington, VA 22201
Navy HCC Provider Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Navy HCC Provider Hotline: 1-800-424-2246, select 1, then dial extension 404
Navy HCC Fax Number: 703-663-7133
**For any questions on documentation eligibility, call us at 1-800-424-2246 or e-mail us at email@example.com