Child Care/Baby Sitting

Crispus Attucks Children's Center, The

Phone: 

(617) 445-1420

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday from 7:45 AM to 5:45 PM

Mission: 

The Crispus Attucks Children's Center, Inc. (CACC) is a nonprofit corporation providing early childhood education services for infants, toddlers and preschool children from one month to seven years of age. The premier childcare center for low-income children in the city of Boston, CACC's comprehensive program addresses all aspects of development in young children and offers counseling, education and support to parents.

CACC is concerned with the total development of each child through creative and well-supervised educational activities in a child-centered environment where youngsters are actively involved in the learning process and are supported in their individual growth. Activities are designed to foster social and emotional maturation, develop self-expression and communication skills, support cognitive development through active explorations and provide opportunities for physical exercise.

Since its inception 35 years ago, we have placed particular emphasis on the academic preparation of minority children. The curriculum is designed to provide the basic foundation and skills that are essential prerequisites to success in school including a concentration in the areas of reading, math, writing, science and the use of computers.

CACC currently serves 234 children in three program areas. The Infant Program (one month to 14 months), the Toddler Program (15 months to 2.8 years), and the Preschool Program (2.9 to seven years). Each program's curriculum and learning activities are age-appropriate and implemented with attention to individual participant needs, interests and developmental levels. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 AM to 5:45 PM., and all children receive a full breakfast, lunch and snack each day.

Location

Crispus Attucks Children's Center
105 Crawford Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

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Bay Cove Early Intervention
Boston University School of Dentistry
Child Care Choices of Boston Early Intervention Program
Children’s Services of Roxbury
Family Services of Greater Boston
The Home for Little Wanderers
MA Department of Early Education & Care
MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
New England Eye Institute
READBoston
Roxbury Community College
United Way of Mass Bay
Urban College (ABCD)
Whittier Street Health Center

Key Programs Offered: 

Infant, Toddlers, Pre-K

Anti-Violence

Crispus Attucks has developed a groundbreaking project to develop a preschool anti-violence curriculum. This program was created with the assistance from The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Lesson One, and the Harvard School of Public Health through Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith.

Unfortunately, exposure to violence has become a regular occurrence in our society. Preschoolers have a difficult time expressing their thoughts and emotions. They don’t have the language skills to communicate about a traumatic event, and this ultimately can lead to aggressive behaviors, which can lead to suspensions and eventually termination from early education programs. Our Violence Prevention curriculum helps children deal with the emotional impact of violence and give teachers tools to help the students communicate their feelings in non-aggressive ways.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/22/2010

FAST FACTS

Early childhood education for over 200 children ages one month to six years

Established in 1971

Serving families throughout the Greater Boston area

Second largest provider of Infant and Toddler care in Boston
65 teachers and staff

Creative and well supervised educational activities

Newly renovated 15 classroom facility with a natural playground, onsite kitchen,
gymnasium, and computers in every classroom

Annual Budget: $2.6 million

Holland Elementary School

Phone: 

(617) 635-8832

Mission: 

We are beautiful people. We will learn, grow and become strong. As a scholar of the John P. Holland School I must learn to respect myself, my teachers and my fellow classmates. I must strive to do my best work in academic subjects. I must discipline myself at all times.

Location

John P. Holland Elementary School
85 Olney Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Holland Community Center

Little Scholars Workshops, Inc

Phone: 

(617) 436-8655

Location

Little Scholars Workshops
30 Harvard Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Pilgrim Church

Phone: 

(617) 282-0456

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Worship Sundays @ 11:00am
Office 9-5pm

Mission: 

True evangelical faith cannot lie dormant.
It clothes the naked,
It feeds the hungry,
It comforts the sorrowful,
It shelters the destitute,
It serves those that harm it,
It binds up that which is wounded,
It has become all things to all people.

Location

Pilgrim Church
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Project Care & Concern
The Pilgrim Woman's Club
Ministry to The Homeless
Community Lunch
Holistic Health Center
Bible Study & Sunday School

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 506-6600 (ESOL Counselor)/ (617)506-6627 (ABEGED Counselor)

Email: 

sara_jorgensen@ccab.org/christine_doret@ccab.org/michelle_perry@ccab.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Day care opens at 7 a.m. and building at 8 p.m. Haitian Multi-Service Center open 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Yawkey Konbit Creole open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Catholic Charities Greater Boston is a community service center of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston. Catholic Charities Greater Boston provides direct service in Dorchester at the Yawkey Center, in Somerville, and in other Boston neighborhoods through an array of programs and services including Basic Needs Services, parenting programs, an after-school program for teens, a summer camp for inner-city children, elder social services, and a variety of residential programs. All are designed to address the complex issues that many individuals and families face today. More than 38,000 are served each year.

Location

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center
185 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or visit.

Key Programs Offered: 

ABE/ESOL-Program offers Pre-ESOL Literacy Classes for Haitian Creole Speakers. All Students receive employment and computer skills training.

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Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2011

Bartholomew Family Child Care

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 282-5034 / (617) 506-5956

Email: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mission: 

Twenty-seven Department of Early Education and Care licensed childcare providers in Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Roslindale, who can have up to six infants to 6-year-olds in their homes, have contracted with Bartholomew Family Child Care to serve at present 130 children. Quality childcare is provided in a safe and nurturing environment. This allows parents to feel secure as they work, attend school, and address other personal issues. Provider supports include career development, technical assistance, monitoring and evaluation referrals and assistance with basic supplies. With their comprehensive and holistic care, providers develop family-support services and prepare children academically and socially to enter primary grade school.

Location

Bartholomew Family Child Care
18 Samoset St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

College Bound Dorchester (formerly FDNH)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact Laverne through email or phone.

Key Programs Offered: 

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

St. Mary's Center for Woman and Children

Phone: 

(617) 436-8600

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Afternoon/Morning

Mission: 

St. Mary's Women and Children's Center is a diverse community of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of all women, children, and families who struggle against a variety of life altering traumatic events. Through a culturally competent, strengths-based practice, we strive to treat all individuals with respect. In order to promote diversity and cultural competency, St. Mary's is committed to undertaking strategies and actions that embrace and value differences and similarities among employees, families, and the community. We recognize diversity and empowerment as powerful forces for change, innovation, and opportunity. We are committed to creating hope, increasing awareness, and promoting the ability to discover one's own voice and to act. Caritas Christi is a regional health system of compassionate caregivers that embodies the spirit of Christ's healing ministry and demonstrates excellence in service, research and education.

Location

90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2011

Ruth Darling Child Care Center

Phone: 

(617) 825-6328

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7:30-5:30 Monday-Friday

Mission: 

The Ruth Darling Child Care Center provides a safe and secure learning environment for 35 children ages 2.9-5 years old. Activities and groups are based on their ages and skill levels. Field trips and learning experiences highlight the children's cultural background and the history of the city. Themes such as literacy, violence prevention, community safety, health and nutrition are designed to engage both the students and their families. The staff is committed to creating a nurturing and safe environment to maximize their personal growth and development.

Location

Ruth Darling Child Care
37 Stoughton Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

College Bound Dorchester (formerly Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact us at (617) 825-6328

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Dorchester Head Start (ABCD)

Phone: 

617-288-2700

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday from 8:30-2:30pm
Extended day is available from 7:30-5:30pm.

Mission: 

The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities and services to the culturally diverse families in the Dorchester neighborhood. It is a comprehensive Head Start program in partnership with parents. It serves families for twenty-five hours weekly, assisting them in self-sufficiency and success in life. The program's philosophy is to promote self-help and self-sufficiency. Its goals are as follows:
1. To provide an education that improves children's ability to think, reason, communicate and develop self-esteem through meaningful social interaction with peers and teachers.
2. To provide integrated services in the areas of education, health, nutrition and social and mental health.
3. To serve healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks to ensure good nutrition.

Location

ABCD Dorchester Head Start
110 Claybourne Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Walk-in application process. Your child must turn 3 on or before September 1, 2006. Please call Dorchester Head Start (617)282-1100 for more information.
To apply, you must bring the following:
-Child's Birth Certificate
-Social Security Cards for all family members
-Medical Insurance Card
-Two proofs of residence(phone bill, utility bill, etc)
-2 Proof of income (4 recent pay stubs or Welfare letter of verification)
-Application are taken: Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M.- 3:30 P.M.
-Vouchers are acceptable for the Extended Day Program.
-If you get paid bi-weekly bring 2 proofs of income
-If you get paid weekly bring 4 proffs of income

Key Programs Offered: 

The extended day program is available, the program go by a sliding scale or vouchers.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
03/02/2010

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 533-2300

Email: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Medical: Monday thru Friday 9:00am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm Dental: Monday thru Friday 7:30am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services is a public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care to all those in our community regardless of ability to pay. For over 40 years, the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center (GGCHC) has delivered medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents in Dorchester and the surrounding areas. All GGCHC Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are Board Certified or Board Eligible in their specialty.

Location

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
1135 Morton Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Harbor Health Services, inc.: Neponset Community Health Center; Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition; Youth Violence Prevention Project (St. Mark's Area Main Street)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call 617-288-1140 to schedule an appointment.

Key Programs Offered: 

Harbor Health's services include: Community Education, Daycare, Elder Care, Financial Counseling; Health, Social and Interpreter. Please visit the website to determine locations of specific services.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Columbia Point Health Center

Created: 
01/24/2011
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