Family-Based Child Care is a community-based network of educators who offer early education and care to children in a home setting. Educators are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, and offer early care and education for children from infancy to school age.

Family-Based Child Care is currently available in Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield, Agawam, Feeding Hills, South Hadley and Wilbraham.

Along with meeting a service need, family income can’t be more than 50% of State Median Income in order to qualify for tuition assistance.

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
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Eligibility

In order to be eligible for Family-Based Child Care tuition assistance, parents must be:  

  • Working 30 + hours
  • Going to school full-time (12 credits)
  • Attending school part-time (6 credits) and working part-time (hours must add up to at least 25 hours)
  • Enrolled in a full-time training program
  • The parent of a child with a documented special need
  • A parent who is incapacitated
  • A grandparent or guardian
  • New England Farm Workers’ Council vouchers and DCF referrals accepted

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. 

News

VOC Child Care Programs Now Open!

All early education programs are now open! Prior to returning to either program, you must receive confirmation from a member of our team. If you have not yet received a call, please call us at 552-1559.

Additional details are in our news section below.

VOC Child Care Programs Now Open!

All early education programs are now open! Prior to returning to either program, you must receive confirmation from a member of our team. If you have not yet received a call, please call us at 552-1559.

Additional details are in our news section below.

Child Care Opening

We are happy to announce that our child care programs are now open! The Department of Early Education and Care has released new guidelines and requirements for the reopening of child care programs that must be implemented in order to protect the health and safety of all children, families, and staff. These new guidelines include reduced classroom and program ratios that will limit the number of children we can serve at one time.

Prior to returning, you must receive confirmation from a member of our team. If you have not yet received a call, please call us at 552-1559.

Although our capacity is limited, we are able to offer you these options:

If we have space in our program, we will be happy to welcome you back.

If we do not have space in the program your child was attending prior to closure, we may be able to offer you a slot in another one of our programs.

If you are not ready to return to care yet, you can keep your child enrolled for now. If you are receiving an EEC subsidy, EEC will continue to pay us to hold your slot. (If you are receiving a subsidy, EEC will provide options later in the summer to keep your subsidy if you are not ready to return to care at that time.) You do not need to decide a return date yet and we will check in with you later in the summer. If you are not sure what to do, you may want to consider this option and take some more time to decide.
If you are sure that you want to give up your spot at our program: please know that if you terminate your subsidy and you wish to have a subsidy in the future, you will have to return to the EEC waitlist with a new application date, so we urge caution before selecting this option.

The VOC early ed department will act with vigilance in promoting overall preventative health hygiene to minimize the spread of infectious diseases within our programs, including:
Thorough handwashing and covering up coughs/sneezes.

Daily “wellness” checks of students—promptly sending students home if they show signs of illness.

Ensuring all staff and students feeling ill stay home until they recover.

Repeated cleaning of “high-touch” surfaces throughout the school day.

Reassuring children as questions and concerns regarding the virus come up.

Please continue reading below where you will find a link to our reopening plan that will explain the health and safety procedures we will be following as required by the state as well as important procedures such as drop off, pick up, masks, social distancing and more.

As always please contact us at 413-552-1559 with any questions or suggestions. We are committed to working together to ensure the health and safety of the children and families we serve.

Child Care Opening

We are happy to announce that our child care programs are now open! The Department of Early Education and Care has released new guidelines and requirements for the reopening of child care programs that must be implemented in order to protect the health and safety of all children, families, and staff. These new guidelines include reduced classroom and program ratios that will limit the number of children we can serve at one time.

Prior to returning, you must receive confirmation from a member of our team. If you have not yet received a call, please call us at 552-1559.

Although our capacity is limited, we are able to offer you these options:

If we have space in our program, we will be happy to welcome you back.

If we do not have space in the program your child was attending prior to closure, we may be able to offer you a slot in another one of our programs.

If you are not ready to return to care yet, you can keep your child enrolled for now. If you are receiving an EEC subsidy, EEC will continue to pay us to hold your slot. (If you are receiving a subsidy, EEC will provide options later in the summer to keep your subsidy if you are not ready to return to care at that time.) You do not need to decide a return date yet and we will check in with you later in the summer. If you are not sure what to do, you may want to consider this option and take some more time to decide.
If you are sure that you want to give up your spot at our program: please know that if you terminate your subsidy and you wish to have a subsidy in the future, you will have to return to the EEC waitlist with a new application date, so we urge caution before selecting this option.

The VOC early ed department will act with vigilance in promoting overall preventative health hygiene to minimize the spread of infectious diseases within our programs, including:
Thorough handwashing and covering up coughs/sneezes.

Daily “wellness” checks of students—promptly sending students home if they show signs of illness.

Ensuring all staff and students feeling ill stay home until they recover.

Repeated cleaning of “high-touch” surfaces throughout the school day.

Reassuring children as questions and concerns regarding the virus come up.

Please continue reading below where you will find a link to our reopening plan that will explain the health and safety procedures we will be following as required by the state as well as important procedures such as drop off, pick up, masks, social distancing and more.

As always please contact us at 413-552-1559 with any questions or suggestions. We are committed to working together to ensure the health and safety of the children and families we serve.

Locations

Pam Schuler
Little Steps Family Child Care
PO455
413 789-8165
6:30 to 4:30
808 North St
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
Ann Stefanik
Home Away From Home Family Child Care
PO285
413 786-7943
7:15 to 5:30
50 Witheridge St
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
Licy Cruz
A&I Love Day Care
PO540
978 238-6685
7:00 to 4:30
38 Chicopee Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Gail Daviau
Granbee Rd Family Child Care Bizzy Bee’s
PO284
413 598-8914
7:00 to 4:30
572 G 572 Granby Rd
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Yomaira Fernandez
Heavenly Treasures Child Care
PO510
413 313-8819
7:00 to 4:30
201 Woodcrest Dr
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Genny Fines
Genny’s Family Day Care
PO426
413 315-8883
7:00 to 4:00
25 Tenney St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Tarah Gilpatrick
PO438
413 315-8321
7:00 to 3:30
56 Ravin St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Kenya Guerra
Little Soma Child Care
PO506
413 474-1588
6:30 to 3:30
124 Mandalay Rd
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Olga Kaletin
Olga’s Day Care
PO406
413 536-7186
7:30 to 4:30
79 Langevin St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Maribeth Kapinos
Beth’s Family Child Care
PO181
413 536-3408
6:30 to 3:30
1045 Granby Rd
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Vanessa Medina
Vanessa’s Daycare
PO527
413 417-4964
6:30 to 4:30
239 Carew St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Tammy Messier
Little Munchkins Child Care
PO414
413 592-1050
6:30 to 4:30
120 Wilson Ave
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Susan Missildine
Sue’s Quality Time Day Care
PO277
413 592-3409
7:00 to 4:00
94 Pine St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Daisy Montijo
Tiny Steps Daycare
PO539
413 331-0608
7:00 to 5:00
53 Chestnut St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Angela O’Connor
Sunshine Friends
PO488
413 335-1535
7:30 to 5:30
146 Blanchard St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Marysol Ortiz
Marysol’s Family Day Care
PO348
413 594-7407
6:30 to 4:00
28 Wheatland Ave
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Angela Pike
Pike’s Tikes
PO454
413 315-9237
7:30 to 4:00
90 Jefferson Ave
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Melissa Prendergast
My Little Sprouts
PO544
413 592-1499
7:00 to 5:00
1285 Burnett Road
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Jenifer Roy
Jenifer’s Day Care
PO375
413 538-8572
7:00 to 4:00
30 Hansen St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Jeaniliz Santiago
Jeaniliz’s Home Daycare
PO533
413 331-2893
8:00 to 5:30
40 High St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Rose Sbrega
Rosie’s Little Bear Day Care
PO23
413 538-5961
7:00 to 4:00
38 Hansen St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Aura Vazquez
Aura’s Daycare
PO470
954 288-4218
6:30 to 4:30
58 Chester St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Nancy Vazquez
Nancy’s Day Care
PO490
216 849-4081
7:30 to 4:30
58 Mt. Carmel Ave
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Marta Zuluaga
Amiguito’s Day Care
PO529
413 888-4022
6:30 to 4:30
28 Thaddeus St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Amy Impagnatiello
Little Hands Daycare
PO550
413 324-8339
8:00 to 5:00
43 Colony Drive
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Daisy Torres
Daisies Daycare
PO362
413 883-6208
7:30 to 4:30
105 Elm Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Maribel Santiago
Lil’ Creation Daycare
PO288
413 315-3683
6:30 to 4:30
244 Sargeant Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Zulma Fermaintt
Tiny Tikes Daycare
PO334
413 315-3763
7:00 to 4:00
251 Beech St 2nd Floor
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Felicita Lopez
New Horizons Child Care
PO542
413 322-8119
7:30 to 5:30
189 Pine Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Rose Maysonet
Alitas Del Saber
PO459
413 240-8299
7:00 to 5:30
138 Linden Street 1st Floor
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Maria Ortiz
Fun and Learning Daycare
PO255
413 328-0733
6:30 to 3:45
74 Davis Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Dalin Portes
Dalin’s Daycare
PO437
413 517-7815
7:00 to 4:00
18 Clark Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Yaritza Rivera
Ready Step Grow Daycare
PO511
413 306-9778
7:00 to 4:00
17 Laurel Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Maria Rodriguez
Maria’s Daycare
PO405
413 538-7995
6:30 to 4:00
53 Shawmut Avenue
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Cindy Romero
Cindy’s Daycare
PO520
413 322-0911
7:00 to 4:30
157 Beech Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Eve Janet Romero
Janet’s Daycare
PO463
413 777-6365
7:00 to 4:00
65 Franklin St
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Damaris Droz
Damaris’ Daycare
PO518
413 291-2095
6:30 to 4:30
31 Temple Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Carmen Diaz
Tweety’s Daycare
PO159
413 536-0092
6:30 to 3:30
4 Faille Ave 1st Floor
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Sonia Avila
Sonia’s Daycare
PO296
413 322-9021
6:30 to 4:00
251 Beech St
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Sandra Bodkin
Little Star Daycare & Preschool
PO519
781 267-8189
7:00 to 4:00
71 Queen Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Keila Chavez
Keila’s Daycare
PO374
413 885-3868
7:30 to 5:00
206 Pine St
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Carmen Cruz
Little Ark’s Daycare
PO523
413 322-9700
7:30 to 4:30
42 Taylor Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Ivette Delvalle
Casa De Betsy Daycare
PO138
413 534-0215
6:30 to 3:30
4 Jeane Drive
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Carmen Rosa
Tiny Feet Daycare
PO361
413 532-6990
6:30 to 5:00
178 South Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Germania Gonzalez
Nina's Daycare
PO515
647 377-4024
7:00 to 4:00
111 Wilbur Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Karene Gonzalez
Tot Spot Childcare
PO545
413 218-3366
7:00 to 5:00
16 Merwin Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Christina Guerrido
Little Troopers Daycare
PO507
413 686-7826
7:00 to 5:00
22 Maplewood Terrace
Springfield, Massachusetts
Zorida Guzman
My Little Ones Learning Place
PO411
413 363-0210
7:15 to 4:15
35 Brookline Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts
Cynthia Jones
Cindy's Next Generation Childcare
PO514
413 426-4191
6:30 to 4:30
130 Seymour Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts
Shawnellen Krajcik
Discovery Corner Childcare
PO537
413 304-1122
7:30 to 4:30
159 Hadley Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Katherine Lopez
Lets Smile Childcare
PO528
413 777-1640
7:30 to 5:00
326 Page Blvd
Springfield, Massachusetts
Mary Mendoza
Ms. Mary Family Daycare
PO494
413 363-3996
7:00 to 4:30
164 Goodwin Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Gloria Otero
Gloria's Daycare
PO536
413 386-6072
6:30 to 4:30
154 Roy Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Marcia Gadson-Harris
Marcia's Little Rascals
PO193
413 783-4818
7:00 to 5:00
36 Middlesex Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Walkis Figueroa
Walkis Daycare
PO483
413 273-2436
7:00 to 4:00
68 Parkside Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Regina Acosta
Happy Smile Child Care
PO410
413 285-8381
6:30 to 5:30
168 Tyler Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Sonia Calix Alfaro
Manitas Creativas
PO551
413 272-5908
6:30 to 4:30
118 Corona Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Maria Collazo
PO461
413 455-3820
7:00 to 3:15
107 Portulaca Drive
Springfield, Massachusetts
Janece Cooley
Little Harvard Learning Center
PO430
413 746-3442
6:30 to 3:30
53 Langdon Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Maria Cordova
Learn and Play Day Care
PO517
413 777-2787
6:30 to 4:30
40 Paramount Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Nydia Delgado
Kids N Me Childcare
PO428
413 297-4774
7:00 to 5:00
15 Eureka Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Keyla Diaz
Key's Family Child Care
PO546
413 302-6115
7:00 to 4:30
19 Granville Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Deborah Edwards
Deborah Family Child Care
PO418
413 782-4075
7:30 to 5:30
249 Seymore Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts
Evelyn Ellerbee
Care Bear Daycare
PO469
413 657-6485
7:00 to 4:00
53 Joanne Road
Springfield, Massachusetts
Ernestina Parada
Kid's Play Land
PO365
413 782-2510
7:00 to 4:30
49 Wilmington Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts
Jackeline Pinero
Colorful Wings Learning Center
PO538
413 309-3366
6:30 to 4:30
76 Roy Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Johanna Pinero
Fun and Learning Childcare
PO524
413 328-1901
6:30 to 4:30
75 Prouty Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Maria Prendergast
Victoria's Daycare
413 782-7492
7:00 to 4:00
730 Plumtree Rd
Springfield, Massachusetts
Natasha Rodriguez
Little Rugrats Childcare
PO509
413 342-7033
6:30 to 4:30
182 Redlands Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Yenitza Rodriguez
Yeny's Little Genius Daycare
PO508
787 934-0917
7:00 to 5:30
1632 Carew Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Diana Romero
Gift of Hope Childcare
PO541
413 883-4446
7:30 to 4:30
141 Malibu Drive
Springfield, Massachusetts
Earline Taylor
My Place Family Daycare
PO521
413 219-8146
6:30 to 5:00
94 Genesee Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Amber Theriaque
Great Beginnings Family Daycare
PO434
413 301-6073
6:00 to 3:00
27 Jean Drive
Springfield, Massachusetts
Justina Trinidad
Justina's Daycare
PO477
413 218-9649
7:00 to 5:00
15 Thames Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Donna Williams
Wee Care Daycare
PO533
413 883-8793
7:00 to 4:30
128 Gillet Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts
Charish Carter
Mommy and Daddy's Daycare
PO535
413 693-4865
6:00 to 4:00
110 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Westfield, Massachusetts
Kim Jensen-Curran
Kimmi’s Family Child Care
PO322
413 562-3822
7:00 to 5:00
84 Tannery Rd
Westfield, Massachusetts
Theresa Norris
Theresa’s Child Care
PO189
413 572-0646
6:45 to 5:30
97 Mechanic St
Westfield, Massachusetts
Helena Orazaliev
Just Like Home Day Care
PO505
413 777-6564
7:00 to 4:30
26 Kellogg St
Westfield, Massachusetts
Lora Reyes
Lora’s Little One’s
PO386
413 642-5944
7:00 to 4:30
11 Sabrina Brooke Lane
Westfield, Massachusetts
Kimberly Turgeon
Kim’s Kids Family Child Care
PO495
413 693-4897
6:00 to 4:00
11 Green Ave
Westfield, Massachusetts
Althea Carter
Lebuddies Helping Hands
PO485
413 426-9654
7:00 to 4:00
110 Main Street, 1st Floor
Westfield, Massachusetts
Heather Bosworth
Heather’s Family Child Care
PO522
413 335-2942
6:00 to 4:00
317 Southwick Rd
Westfield, Massachusetts
Cruz Custodio
Future Steps Daycare
PO503
787-901-8190
7:00 to 4:30
1290 Westfield Street
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Iris Feliciano
Smart Start DayCare
PO371
413 455-2386
7:00 to 4:00
78 George Street
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Juilana Gonzalez
Juilanna’s Daycare
PO532
718 730-5756
7:00 to 4:00
45 Prospect Avenue
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Tatyana Sevostyanov
Sun Shine Daycare
PO504
413 519-7448
7:00 to 4:30
131 Belknap Avenue
West Springfield, Massachusetts

Resources

Become a Family Child Care Educator! 

Are you a licensed family child care educator or are you interested in becoming one?  Would you like to know more about the benefits of sub-contracting as a family child care educator with VOC?  If so, please call our Educator Support Manager  for more information.

Norma Cartagena
(413) 552-1559 x306

Contact

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

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