The Valley Opportunity Council's (VOC) 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 for those who qualify.
- 35 Mt. Carmel Avenue
- 3rd Floor
- Chicopee, MA 01103
Educational Enrollment (Chicopee)
35 Mount Carmel Ave.
Agency: Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Program Fees: Tuition assistance available for qualified applicants (see Eligibility information). This program accepts vouchers from the New England Farm Workers’ Council and accepts private pay
Eligibility: If any of the following apply, parents may be eligible for Family-Based Child Care tuition assistance. Parents must be either: 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. This program accepts vouchers from the New England Farm Workers’ Council and accepts private pay
- Wilbraham, Hampden County
- South Hadley, Hampshire County
- Feeding Hills, Hampden County
- Agawam, Hampden County
- Westfield, Hampden County
- West Springfield, Hampden County
- Springfield, Hampden County
- Chicopee, Hampden County
- Holyoke, Hampden County