Family Child Care

Who: Children 1 month to 12 years of age

What: Child care in one of our licensed family child care homes

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For families looking for high quality child care in a home-based setting, our family child care system can be the right solution for your family.

Full-day, year-round child care is available in licensed homes throughout Cape Cod. Well-trained home visitors make frequent visits to these homes providing curriculum support,educational materials and equipment—all designed to give your child an enriched early learning environment delivered by an experienced, nurturing caregiver.

Children are cared for in a small group setting, often with only five other children. Your child
will receive individual attention as well as valuable experiences interacting with his or her peers.

Your child’s day will include educational and socialization experiences, nutritious snacks and
meals, rest and outdoor play—all based on his or her developmental stage.

Family child care is often the first time your child is cared for in a home other than yours. We
work with the family provider to ensure that it is a positive experience for both your child and
your family.

Interested in being a family child care provider?

Let us help you begin a rewarding career! We will work with you and the Massachusetts
Department of Early Education and Care to help you license your home. Pre-licensing visits
will include assistance in health and safety, curriculum development, transportation plans and
obtaining professional training.

Families may qualify for state-subsidized, sliding-scale fees to access programs, or apply for our
agency’s scholarship funds. We also accept vouchers.

For more information about eligibility, schedules and locations, please call the Enrollment
Department at 508-775-6240.