Out of caution for the health and safety of our community, our services will continue virtually until further notice, with the exception of 24-hour facilities, Recovery Center, and Childcare which remain open. WIC continues to serve most Participants remotely and now has limited services available in person by appointment only.

Child Care

Program Description/Services

SMOC Child Care provides quality, full-day/full-year, center-based and family child care, early education and care services to children ages infant through the 5th grade. Classrooms operate from 7am until 6pm, daily, Monday through Fridays. Family child care homes are open daily, Mondays through Fridays, from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Nutritious breakfasts, hot lunches and snacks are provided daily to the children at most locations. Our tuition rates are affordable and we have subsidies available for low-income families, and subsidized slots available for homeless families and families involved with the Department of Children and Families. We also accept vouchers from the Resource & Referral agencies and from Community Partnership programs. We provide transportation from the public schools to our centers for our after school programs; transportation is also available to/from homes to the centers on a space available basis.

Eligibility Requirements

The child’s age determines classroom placement (infant, toddler, preschool, school age or after school) and availability of family child care homes. Eligibility for subsidies for working and homeless families is governed by the subsidy policies of the Department of Early Education and Care. Homeless families and families involved with the Department of Children and Families are referred to us through a closed referral system.

Contact Information

To refer a child for services or to get additional information, call (508) 820–8380, or for toll free call (800) 779-4853.

Program Location

Centers are located in Framingham and Marlboro. Family Child Care homes are located in Framingham, Hudson, and Marlboro.

Volunteer Opportunities

Assistance to teachers in classrooms.

Donations Accepted

Limited acceptance of used books and used children’s clothing and toys. The program coordinates a "Back To School" donations drive each fall (for new children’s clothing and book bags) and a "Holiday Assistance" donations drive each December (for new children’s toys and clothing).

Annual Statistics

SMOC Child Care provides services to approximately 500 children daily.

For more information about the Department of Early Education and care please click on the following website or cut and paste the address into your browser http://www.eec.state.ma.us/

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