Emergency childcare for the children of essential workers has come to an end. Per the Department of Early Education and Care, both center-based and home-based daycares have resumed regular programming, with new safety and sanitation measures in place. Recreational camps, licensed at the municipal level by Nantucket’s Health Department, also ran during the Summer 2020 season with new protocols in place to keep our children and families safe. The Town of Nantucket would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the providers who offered exempt emergency childcare to the children of Nantucket’s essential workers during the stay-at-home: Valerie Monahan, Pamela Lawrence, Jaunita Vernal-Gil and Melanie Hajjar. These providers made it possible for Nantucket to keep running, and provided an invaluable service to Nantucket’s families. On behalf of the Town of Nantucket and the entire community, thank you.

Mass CAREIn partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), is helping to connect families of essential workers who need care with Massachusetts educators. Participating families of essential workers and educators will receive 3 months of Premium access at no cost.

Childcare Network of Cape Cod and Islands: The Childcare Network offers information and referral services, and a state subsidy program for childcare for qualifying families.

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2020.