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.

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Eligibility

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

  • Working 30+ hours
  • Attending school part-time (6 credits) and working part-time (total school and work time must add up to at least 30 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 
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Transportation

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

New Payment Option!

 

Did you know you can now make your child care payment online? Check out our Make a Payment page or go directly to Tuition Express to learn more. 

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Locations

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Beaudoin Village Early Education and Care Center
16 Barret Avenue Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Phone: (413) 420-0107
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
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Beaudoin Village Early Education and Care Center
16 Barret Avenue Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Phone: (413) 420-0107
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
  • Located at 16 Barrett Ave, Holyoke
  • Serving children 15 months to 5 years
  • Open 6:30 A.Mm to 5:30 P.M. 
  • NAEYC Accredited 
  • Level 3 on the QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement System)

Why is Beaudoin Village a great place to play and learn?

There are two classrooms on site:  Toddler/Variable Room, providing services to children aged 15 months to 2.9 years of age.  And our Preschool/Pre-K Classroom which accepts children from 2.9 to 5 years of age.  Though we are a small center, we are big on family.  This means we provide an educational, safe, nurturing, fun and empowering environment for children to play, learn, and grow. We are NAEYC accredited and currently at QRIS Level 3. 

Cultural diversity is an important piece of our curriculum and we encourage all of our families to take part in their child's exploration and free expression of languages, cooking, music, and art as part of the classroom experience.  In addition to the curriculum, we have many family-centered events throughout the year, such as:  Children's birthdays, diverse cultural holidays and observances (Cinco de Mayo, Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American History Month, Black History Month, Chinese New Year, etc.).  We also, throughout the years, have had silly events such as Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Party, Ice Cream Dream Party, Pajama Jam and others.  At Beaudoin Village we believe in teaching skills to your children that will give them the confidence to aim high in life.

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Cabot Manor Early Education and Care Center
106 Stonina Drive Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: (413) 594-3230
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
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Cabot Manor Early Education and Care Center
106 Stonina Drive Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: (413) 594-3230
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
  • Located at 106 Stonina Drive, Chicopee 
  • Serving children 2.9 to 5 years old
  • Open 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • NAEYC Accredited
  • Level 4 on the QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement Scale), the highest level possible.

Why is Cabot Manor a great place to play and learn?

Cabot Manor Early Education and Care is a quaint 2 classroom preschool with ages ranging from 2.9 to 5 years of age. We are conveniently located directly off of 391 in the Elms College area. At our center children are provided with developmental appropriate activities while promoting social emotional development. We pride ourselves on providing a safe caring environment that fosters the whole child. We are QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement Scale) level 4 which is the highest rating you can achieve and is an indicator of a high quality program.

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Churchill Homes Early Education and Care Center
334 Elm Street Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2480
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
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Churchill Homes Early Education and Care Center
334 Elm Street Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2480
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
  • Located at 334 Elm Street, Holyoke
  • Serving children 12 months to 5 years
  • Open 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • NAEYC Acredited 
  • Level 3 on the QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement Scale) 

Why is Churchill a great place to play and learn?

Churchill Early Education and Care is a program that believes, “it takes village to raise a child”. Each person is important for the growth and development in the life of each child. We work hard on running a program that is welcoming to all. We strive to be successful and maintain a clean, warm and healthily environment. 

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Our daily goal is to greet each and every child with a warm smile to help them integrate into their morning routine.

We serve a diverse community of people. Our staff comes from various cultural backgrounds, and is highly educated in the field of Early Childhood Education. As a community, we celebrate each and every child individually, using their cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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Montgomery Street Early Education and Care Center
374 Montgomery Street Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
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Montgomery Street Early Education and Care Center
374 Montgomery Street Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
  • Located at 374 Montgomery Street, Chicopee
  • Serving children 2.9-12 years  
  • Open 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • After School program available
  • Level 2 on the QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement Scale)

Why is Montgomery Street a great place to play and learn?

Montgomery Street Early Education and Care is a state of the art facility less than 2 years old! Licensed for 60 Preschoolers and 26 After School children, the classrooms provide ample space that meet the needs of childrens social/emotional and educational growth. Staff are warm, welcoming and engaging and provide nurturing classroom environments as well as innovative curriculum to support childrens natural curiosity of the world around them.

Our after school program services the following Chicopee Public Schools: Barry, Belcher and Streiber. Children receive homework help, engaging activities through science and technology along with language and literacy.  Special guests come in on school vacations to add to the enriched curriculum. During summer vacation the school age program go on weekly field trips, work towards preventing summer reading loss through our collaboration with CLASP, and much more.

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Mt. Carmel Early Education and Care Center
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: (413) 533-6407
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
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Mt. Carmel Early Education and Care Center
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: (413) 533-6407
Hours: 6:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
  • Mt-Carmel-for-web-2.jpgLocated at 35 Mt. Carmel Ave, Chicopee
  • Serving children 12 months to 12 years 
  • Open 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • NAEYC Accredited
  • Level 4 on the QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement Scale), the highest rating possible

Why is Mt. Carmel a great place to play and learn?

Mt Carmel Early Education and Care center provides care to 120 children ages 12 months - 12 years.  We have 17 amazing, highly qualified educators who provide quality educational learning activities throughout the day.  Children have the opportunity to experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Literacy each day along with gross motor activities inside and outside.  Our group child care center is NAEYC accredited and QRIS Level 4. 

Our after school program was the first in the state to reach QRIS Level 4 (Quality Rating Improvement Scale), which is the highest rating you can achieve and is an indicator of a high quality program. We service three of the Chicopee Public Schools: Bowie, Fairview, and Stefanik.  Children receive homework help, engaging activities through science and technology along with language and literacy.  Special guests come in on school vacations to add to the enriched curriculum. During summer vacation the school age program go on weekly field trips, daily trips to the community pool for swimming, work towards preventing summer reading loss through our collaboration with CLASP, and much more.

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35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01103
Phone: (413) 552-1559
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35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01103
Phone: (413) 552-1559

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