Acquiring Child Care
If a parent/guardian receives cash assistance from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) they may qualify for free or low-cost child care. The parent/guardian must contact their DTA case worker and ask for a child care referral.
Children who are receiving, or at risk of receiving, protective services from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will be referred for subsidized child care by DCF.
Children experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness may be eligible for subsidized child care through the Homeless Child Care Services contract. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and/or DCF must issue a referral for a family seeking to enroll their child in care through the Homeless Child Care Services contract.
The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) also provides child care financial assistance for families in need. In order to be eligible for funding, you and your family must meet income-based and service need requirements.
For more information on early education and care financial assistance for families please use the following link
Child Development and Education, Inc. offers subsidized child care to low-income families as well to families involved with the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Housing and Development (DHCD), and Teen parents throughout the state of Massachusetts.
CDE currently has 900 licensed family child care educators, throughout the state of MA, caring for over 4,000 children. We are proud that our network of educators and staff are linguistically, culturally and ethnically diverse, offering a rich array of programs and practices to accommodate and satisfy parental choice in their children's early education experience. Our educators operate year-round, providing both full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children, including after-school, out-of-school time, and summer care.
Are you a parent looking for child care?
Do you want your child to grow and play in an excellent educational environment?
Do you want your child to experience the comforts of a home setting and the diversity of age groups with the structure and quality of a school program?
Then Child Development and Education, Inc. has what you are looking for! We have access to a network of 1,000 family child care educators with exceptional programs that operate right in your neighborhood. Contact us today so we can help you find the best program for your child and your family.