Child Care

If you will require the services of a child care provider during your time at the Academy, we suggest that you make arrangements well in advance of your arrival. Among the options available to assist you with child care are; The Launching Pad, the Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Inc., and Magellan's Concierge Service.

The Launching Pad

The Launching Pad is an onsite child care facility with enrollment based on availability. The facility is open primarily to Aeronautical Center employees but accommodates others as space is available. At certain times there is a waiting list and at other times slots are readily available. The Launching Pad is open M-F, 6:30am to 6:00pm. Their phone number is (405) 954-4901.

Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Inc.

Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Association, with the assistance of the Department of Human Services' Office of Child Care offers information, referrals, and choices of programs through Rainbow Fleet. The Rainbow Fleet will provide names of day care facilities. They offer a free service to help you find the right child care situation whether you are in day or evening classes. They can be reached at (405) 525-3111 or (405) 521-1426. More information can be found on the RainbowFleet website.

Magellan's Concierge Service

Concierge Services are available through the Employee Assistance Program and Work Life Program at no cost to FAA employees and household members. You can request assistance with locating a child care provider as well as other services by contacting Magellan at (800) 234-1327. You can also find a full list of services on the Magellan website. Follow these simple steps to register:

  • Select "I'm a Member"
  • Select "New or unregistered user"
  • Enter the program phone number: (800) 234-1327
  • Fill in fields and select "Register"