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
  • We accept vouchers, contracts, and private pay

Make a Payment

 

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

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
Dora Rankin
PO420
413-342-441
8:00 to 4:00
64 Florida Drive
Agawam, Massachusetts
Licy Cruz
A&I Love Day Care
PO540
978 238-6685
7:00 to 4:00
389 Chicopee Street
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
Maribeth Kapinos
Beth’s Family Child Care
PO181
413 536-3408
7:00 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 O'Neill
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
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
413 887-9531
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
413 335-0593
7:00 to 4:00
30 Hansen St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Jeaniliz Santiago
Jeaniliz’s Home Daycare
PO533
413 378-2948
7:30 to 4:30
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 4:00
58 Chester St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Marta Zuluaga
Amiguito’s Day Care
PO529
413 888-4022
7:00 to 4:00
28 Thaddeus St
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Felicita Lopez
New Horizons Child Care
PO542
413-331-0877
8:00 to 4:00
14 Baril Lane
Chicopee, Massachusetts, 01020
Olivia Poellnitz
Skylight Daycare
PO552
413-386-0040
6:00-5:00
101 Angela Drive
Chicopee, Massachusetts, 01020
Evelyn Ramirez
PO568
413-331-0166
7:30 to 5:00
63 Sheridan Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Nancy Vazquez
PO490
216-849-4081
7:00 to 4:00
58 Mt. Carmel Ave
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Glorimar Vallellanes
PO557
413-315-9953
7:00 to 4:00
117 Melvin Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Vanessa Rodriguez
PBnJ Family Daycare
PO580
413-517-5821
7:00 to 5:30
108 New York Ave
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Destiny Sanchez
Bias Family Childcare
PO583
413-686-4251
7:30am - 5:30pm
73 Saint James Avenue
Chicopee, Massachusetts, 01020
Johanna Pinero
Pure Heart Family Daycare
PO524
413-328-1901
6:30 to 4:00
8 Linden Ave
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Jeyline Torres
Lil Spartans Daycare
PO565
413-306-9440
7:30 to 4:30
36 White Ave
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
413 297-8960
6:30 to 4:30
244 Sargeant Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Rose Maysonet
Alitas Del Saber
PO459
413 240-8299
7:00 to 4:30
138 Linden Street 1st Floor
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Maria Ortiz
Fun and Learning Daycare
PO255
413 328-0733
7:00 to 4:00
74 Davis Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Dalin Portes
Dalin’s Daycare
PO437
413 517-7915
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
413 552-9868
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 3:30
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 4:00
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
Melyssa Matos
Little Explorers Learning Care
PO575
413-523-6548
7:00 to 4:00
66 Berkshire 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
Zoraida Guzman
My Little Ones Learning Place
PO411
413-563-9417
7:15 to 4:15
186 Davis Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Cynthia Jones
Cindy's Next Generation Childcare
PO514
413 426-4191
6:30-3:30
130 Seymour Avenue
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
7:15 to 3:30
5 Annies Way
Springfield, Massachusetts
Daisy Montijo-Marrell
Tiny Steps Daycare
PO539
413 331-0608
7:00 to 3:00
79 Blunt Road
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109
Regina Acosta
Happy Smile Child Care
PO410
413 230-1503
6:30 to 4:00
168 Tyler Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
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 3:00
107 Portulaca Drive
Springfield, Massachusetts
Janece Cooley
Little Harvard Learning Center
PO430
413 746-3442
7:15 to 3:00
53 Langdon Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Maria Cordova
Learn and Play Day Care
PO517
413 777-2787
7:00 to 4:00
40 Paramount Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Nydia Delgado
Kids N Me Childcare
PO428
413 297-4774
7:30 to 4:30
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 4:00
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
413-276-2286
6:30 to 4:00
76 Roy Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Maria Prendergast
Victoria's Daycare
PO548
413 782-7492
8:00 to 5:00
730 Plumtree Rd
Springfield, Massachusetts
Natasha Rodriguez
Little Rugrats Childcare
PO509
413 342-7033
6:30 to 3:30
20 Alvin Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Yenitza Rodriguez
Yeny's Little Genius Daycare
PO508
787 934-0917
7:00 to 4:00
1632 Carew Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Earline Taylor
My Place Family Daycare
PO521
413 219-8146
6:30 to 3:30
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
54 Catherine Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Donna Williams
Wee Care Daycare
PO530
413 883-8793
7:00 to 3:30
128 Gillet Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts
Zulma Fermaintt
Tiny Tikes Daycare
PO334
413 417-6817
7:00 to 4:00
167 Mildred Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01004
Marangely Richiez
My Little World Child Care
PO478
413-210-4887
7:00 - 4:00
143 Carver Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01108
Dolores Jarusiewicz
Ms. Dolly's Daycare
PO553
321-794-7700
6:00-3:00
144 Gillette Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01118
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
Katherine Lopez
PO528
413-777-1640
7:30 to 4:30
326 Page Blvd
Springfield, Massachusetts
Lisa Mojica
Lisa's Wonderland of Little Stars Daycare
PO559
413-221-7738
7:00 to 4:30
77 Ontario Street
Springfied, Massachusetts
Sandra Oquendo
Sandra's Childcare
PO563
413-737-9079
7:00 to 5:00
28 Abbe Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts
Yokasta Rodriguez
Rodriguez Family Childcare
PO572
347-304-4352
7:30-5:30
24 Washington Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Jennifer Velez
PO558
413-517-5192
7:00 to 4:00
174 Westford Circle
Springfield, Massachusetts
Tina Walker
First Heavenly Step Daycare
PO576
413-799-9866
7:00 to 4:45
17 Middlesex Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Josheehan Ware
Sheehna's Scholars
PO461
413-314-7710
7:00 to 4:00
118 Lumae Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01119
Yolanda Aviles
PO346
413-887-4589
7:00 to 3:00
5 Fairdel Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Jessica Baldwin
Renee's Early Learning Center
PO560
413-739-1026
6:45 to 5:30
39 Delaware Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts
Amy Brito
Tiny Totts Family Daycare
PO569
413-306-1851
7:30 to 4:00
18 Thornfell Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Marcia Borders
Allendale Academy
PO562
413-306-1821
7:00 to 5:30
35 Long Terrace
Springfield, Massachusetts
Krystal Laboy
PO574
413-262-2940
7:00 to 4:00
19 Hope Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
Doris Arias
PO582
413-351-5510
7:00 to 4:00
11 Wait Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01107
Milagros Alverio
Maggies Family Childcare
PO 578
413-221-2341
7:00-4:00
9 Sycamore Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109
Basillia Nunez-Espinal
Little Bear Preschool Daycare
PO 579
413-777-2412
7:00-4:00
71 Dearborn Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109
Aileen Riffenburg
PO 581
413-356-0038
7:30-5:00
171 Bowles Park
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01104
Jennifer Gutierrez
PO 555
413-439-0510
7:00-4:30
17 Vail Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01118
Charish Carter
Mommy and Daddy's Daycare
PO535
413 693-4865
6:00 to 3:30
110 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Westfield, Massachusetts
Kim Jensen-Curran
Kimmi’s Family Child Care
PO322
413 562-3822
7:00 to 4:30
84 Tannery Rd
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
6:00 to 3:00
110 Main Street, 1st Floor
Westfield, Massachusetts
Sanette Laguy
PO577
413-563-6301
7:30 to 5:30
26 1/2 Crown Street
Westfield, Massachusetts
Tonya Plante
PO571
413-650-3945
7:30 to 4:30
41 Dickens Drive
Westfield, Massachusetts
Sarah Williams
PO564
413-523-6752
7:30 to 5:00
50 Holland Ave
Westfield, 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 4:00
131 Belknap Avenue
West Springfield, Massachusetts

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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 Ext 329
Child Care Enrollment
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01103
Phone: (413) 552-1559 Ext 329

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