Childcare & Afterschool

Childcare: There is a citywide effort underway to identify limited opportunities for childcare. Stay tuned for more information.

City programs:
[September 16 update]: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the limitations of occupying indoor spaces in schools and other buildings, the Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) will not be operating any of its usual programs for school-age children in school or city buildings (Afterschool programs, Community School programs, King Open Extended Day and Youth Centers) this fall.

DHSP is currently engaged in a department-wide planning process to re-imagine and re-configure its programs for children and families. Using data it received from family surveys, DHSP’s efforts are focused in 4 areas:

  • Outdoor Activities (beginning September 21)
  • Virtual Enrichment/SEL (coming in October)
  • Family & Individual Support (coming in October)
  • (possible) In-person Support for Virtual Learning

Details and updates for each model will be emerging in the coming days and weeks. Please contact Michelle Farnum, Assistant Director for Children, Youth and Families with questions.

Nonprofit programs:
To find out about the availability programs and activities for your child, visit FindIt Cambridge.

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