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Emergency childcare programs

Emergency programs are available to workers with no safe alternative to group care. Only approved emergency childcare providers are allowed to operate in Massachusetts until at least June 29, 2020.

As part of the Commonwealth’s Emergency Childcare program, some locations have been approved to operate as Emergency Childcare Programs. These providers and locations are listed on the Commonwealth’s Early Education and Care site. We also have a map below for Boston locations. 
Please note: This information is constantly changing. We are doing our best to provide you with the most updated version by making daily adjustments.
Still have questions? Contact:
Women’s Advancement
1 City Hall Square
Room 804
Boston, MA 02201-2025
Reopening amid COVID-19

As general child care reopens through Phase 2 of the state's Reopening Massachusetts plan, the emergency child care system will be transitioned out. Learn more about the transition.

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Use the map below to find locations and contact information for providers, or search for programs:

Search for programs

Priority access will be given to families designated as "COVID-19 Essential Workforces," with an emphasis on these fields:

  • healthcare and public health
  • human services, and
  • law enforcement, public safety, and first responder fields.

Map of programs