Referral Services

Child Care Options and Types of Child Care


There are several forms of child care to choose from in order to meet the needs of your family. Deciding which child care option to pursue and when and how to pursue it can be overwhelming. To facilitate this process, you need information about the various forms of child care available to you. The Office of Family Resources can provide this and other information to assist you in your child care search. We offer resources on in-home care, babysitting, child care centers, family day care providers, school age care, play groups, summer camps, and eldercare. Please refer to each specific web page for more detailed information.  Or, for further assistance, contact the Office of Family Resources at (617)353-5954.  You may also complete the Referral Service Statement Form and fax the completed form to (617)353-2333.  Someone from our office will then contact you to find out more information about your specific child care needs.