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Financial Assistance

We know that the cost of child care is one of the many factors considered when choosing care for your child. There are many sources available for financial assistance. Please see below for some of the options available in Somerville.

City of Somerville’s Child Care Access and Affordability Program

The City of Somerville Child Care Access and Affordability Program awards financial assistance to support the cost of preschool and child care for Somerville residents. Assistance is provided at child care programs that have partnered with the City of Somerville.

CAAS Head Start

Head Start is a free comprehensive developmental preschool program that provides a variety of wrap-around services to approximately 275 low-income children and their families each year. Head Start supports the learning and development of children ages three to five in classrooms located throughout Somerville and Cambridge.

MA State Financial Assistance

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) provides child care financial assistance for families in need. In order to be eligible for funding, you and your family must meet certain requirements. You may be placed on a waiting list if funding is not immediately available.