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

Cabot Manor Early Education & Child Care Center
106 Stonina Drive
Chicopee, MA  01013

Churchill Homes Early Education & Child Care Center
334 Elm Street
Holyoke, MA  01040

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

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