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Child Care

We provide parents and families with early childhood child care resources. We also connect them to vouchers and other programs that help parents afford high-quality child care.

Types of Child Care

Types of Child Care
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Center-Based Programs

Centers serve children full or part-time in groups or classrooms from birth to five years old. 

Infants through five years old whose families receive public assistance, children with a disability, and low-income families can apply online to Early Head Start/Head Start.

Family Child Care (FCC)

Family child care is delivered in a provider's home. Children in a FCC's home may range in age from infant through school age. Programs may serve between a maximum of six or 10 children (with an additional assistant). The current license for all these programs will be posted in a prominent location, so look for the license.

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Kindergarten and Pre-K

There are several options to get our youngest learners off to a successful start.

Find Child care

Are you looking for local childcare in Boston? Use this map of family childcare providers and centers to help find someone in your neighborhood.

Child Care Financial Assistance

Vouchers help families pay for child care. Payments are made directly to the child-care provider. To qualify, parent income must be below a certain percentage of the federal poverty level based on family size. Please email or call  617.542.5437 for more information.

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