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. 

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Welcome Gorse Children's Center Families!

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Gorse Children's Center
27 Morgan St, South Hadley, MA 01075
Please call 413-552-1559 x329 or email [email protected] for more information.

Welcome Gorse Children's Center Families!

COMING SOON!

Gorse Children's Center
27 Morgan St, South Hadley, MA 01075
Please call 413-552-1559 x329 or email [email protected] for more information.

Locations

Kimberly Turgeon
Kim’s Kids Family Child Care
PO495
413 693-4897
8:00 to 4:00
18 Karen Drive
Agawam, Massachusetts
Pam Schuler
Little Steps Family Child Care
PO455
413 789-8165
6:30 to 4:00
808 North 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
8:00 to 3:00
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
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
8:00 to 3:00
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
413 378-2948
7:30 to 4:00
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
7:00 to 3:00
58 Chester St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Marta Zuluaga
Amiguito’s Day Care
PO529
413 888-4022
6:30 to 4:00
28 Thaddeus St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Olivia Poellnitz
Skylight Daycare
PO552
413-386-0040
6:00-5:00
101 Angela Drive
Chicopee, Massachusetts, 01020
Amy Impagnatiello
Little Hands Daycare
PO550
413 374-8339
8:30 to 4:30
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
Felicita Lopez
New Horizons Child Care
PO542
413 322-8119
8:00 to 5:00
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 4:30
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
7:00 to 4:00
53 Shawmut Avenue
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Cindy Romero
Cindy’s Daycare
PO520
413 322-0911
6:30 to 4:30
157 Beech Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Eve Janet Romero
Janet’s Daycare
PO463
413 777-6365
6:30 to 3:30
65 Franklin St
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 4:15
206 Pine St
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
7:00 to 4:00
178 South Street
Holyoke, 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 4:00
22 Maplewood Terrace
Springfield, Massachusetts
Zorida Guzman
My Little Ones Learning Place
PO411
413-563-9417
7:15 to 4:15
35 Brookline Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts
Cynthia Jones
Cindy's Next Generation Childcare
PO514
413 426-4191
6:30-3:30
130 Seymour Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts
Shawnellen Krajcik
Discovery Corner Childcare
PO537
413 304-1122
7:30 to 4:30
159 Hadley Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Mary Mendoza
Ms. Mary Family Daycare
PO494
413 363-3996
7:00 to 2:00
164 Goodwin Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Gloria Otero
Gloria's Daycare
PO536
413 386-6072
6:30 to 4:00
154 Roy Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Marcia Gadson-Harris
Marcia's Little Rascals
PO193
413 783-4818
7:00 to 4:30
36 Middlesex Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Walkis Figueroa
Walkis Daycare
PO483
413 273-2436
7:00 to 3:30
5 Annies Way
Springfield, Massachusetts
Regina Acosta
Happy Smile Child Care
PO410
413 285-8381
6:30 to 4:00
168 Tyler Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Daisy Montijo-Marrell
Tiny Steps Daycare
PO539
413 331-0608
7:00 to 3:00
79 Blunt Road
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109
Sonia Calix Alfaro
Manitas Creativas
PO551
413 272-5908
7:00 to 4:00
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
8:15 to 3:15
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
8:00 to 5:00
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
413 302-6808
6:30 to 3:30
49 Wilmington Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts
Jackeline Pinero
Colorful Wings Learning Center
PO538
413 309-3366
6:30 to 4:00
76 Roy Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Johanna Pinero
Fun and Learning Childcare
PO524
413 328-1901
6:30 to 4:00
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 3:30
182 Redlands Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Yenitza Rodriguez
Yeny's Little Genius Daycare
PO508
787 934-0917
7:00 to 5:00
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 4:00
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 3:30
128 Gillet Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts
Zulma Fermaintt
Tiny Tikes Daycare
PO334
413 315-3763
7:00 to 4:00
167 Mildred Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01004
Marangely Richiez
My Little World Child Care
PO478
413-210-4887
6:30 - 5:00
143 Carver Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01108
Dolores Jarusiewicz
Ms. Dolly's Daycare
PO553
321-794-7700
6:00-4:00
68 Parkside Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01104
Sobeyra De La Cruz
Sobeyra's Family Childcare
PO554
413-355-8116
8:00 to 4:00
62 Gold Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01107
Glendalys Nieves-Valenzuela
Glenny's Daycare
PO573
203-545-5079
7:30 to 4:00
64 Church St
Springfield , Massachusetts, 01107
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
7:30 to 4:30
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
Lora Reyes
Lora’s Little One’s
PO386
413 642-5944
7:00 to 4:30
11 Sabrina Brooke Lane
Westfield, Massachusetts
Althea Carter
Lebuddies Helping Hands
PO485
413 426-9654
6:30 to 3:30
110 Main Street, 1st Floor
Westfield, Massachusetts
Iris Feliciano
Smart Start DayCare
PO371
413 455-2386
7:30 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

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

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