Emergency Child Care

Emergency Child Care

MFS

Emergency Child Care

The purpose of the Emergency Childcare service is to help CF families meet unexpected child care needs that are a direct result of their CF duty requirements; to enhance and support the Family Care Plan; and To Support CF families during short-term crisis until they are able to make longer-term child care arrangements.
  • Emergency child care is available to CF families at all times, day or night.
  • Emergencies do not include recurring events during the course of a year. Such circumstances should be addressed in the family child care plan.
  • Emergency situations are expected to be resolved within a 24 to 72 hour period
  • If a family's Family Care Plan fails, C/MFRCs are authorized to fund up to 72 continuous hours of emergency child care under the following circumstances:
  1. when a CF member is away on duty and the spouse/caregiver is unavailable due to illness.
  2. when CF member is away on duty and the spouse/caregiver is unavailable due to a family emergency
  3. when the CF member is required to report for duty on short notice and the spouse/caregiver is unavailable
  4. when a single parent or both parents are CF members and CF duty requirements are such that the regular child care provider is unavailable
  5. when a child is ill and the parent is unable to access their usual child care arrangement at a time when the CF member's presence at work is critical to the military operation.
  6. when other circumstances are not covered in the above and emergency child care is deemed necessary, the Director/Executive Director is required to contact the Regional Representative for approval
  • All child care providers are screened and registered.