Center-Based Child Care

VOC operates five child care centers in Holyoke and Chicopee for children ages 1-5. Our goal is to assist parents who are working, in training leading to employment, or have other special needs. We provide a complete education program, meals, opportunities for parent involvement, and after-school care (at Chicopee locations). All Center-Based classrooms are staffed by qualified Early Education teachers.

  • Each center provides a full schedule of age-appropriate activities that promote child development and learning
  • Activities include pre-kindergarten literacy, art, science, math, language development, large motor development and social development
  • Teachers nurture children’s physical, cognitive, language and social-emotional development to ensure they are ready for school 
  • All classrooms follow The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks are served daily
  • Parents are welcome to visit and encouraged to participate in Center activities
  • All Centers adhere to standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

General Eligibility

The Center-Based Child Care Program can serve any parent in Massachusetts who has a service need, is income eligible, and wants their child to attend one of our centers located in Chicopee or Holyoke. Parents who wish to pay privately, without a subsidy, are also welcome to participate.

Locations

Beaudoin Village Early Education & Child Care Center
16 Barret Avenue
Holyoke, MA  01040
413-420-0107

Cabot Manor Early Education & Child Care Center
106 Stonina Drive
Chicopee, MA  01013
413-594-3230

Churchill Homes Early Education & Child Care Center
334 Elm Street
Holyoke, MA  01040
413-534-2480

Montgomery Street Early Education & Child Care Center
374 Montgomery Street
Chicopee, MA  01020

Mt. Carmel Early Education and Child Care Center
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Chicopee, MA  01013
413-533-6407

Transportation may be available to participants who: 

  • Live more than one-half (1/2) mile from the program
  • Do not have access to a vehicle
  • Do not have access to public transportation
  • Have a verified and documented disability/special need that prevents them from transporting their child(ren)
  • Have a work schedule that prevents them from transporting their child(ren) to or from care

Eligibility:

For Center-Based Child Care Tuition Assistance (must have one of the following service needs):

  • Working 25+ hours
  • Attending school part-time (6 credits) and working part-time (total school and work time must add up to at least 25 hours)
  • Parent attending postsecondary education full time, or a full-time training program (12 credits)
  • Parent attending high school
  • Parent of a child with a documented special need
  • Parent who is incapacitated
  • Grandparent or foster parent who has custody of a child and is seeking to enroll her/him 
Required
Required
Required

Contact:

(413) 552-1559
300 High Street, 3rd Floor
Holyoke, MA 01040