Supporting Families and the Children They Love
Children’s Aid & Family Service (CAFS) has been serving North Central Massachusetts since 1876 with its unique and innovative programs that assist families who are striving to achieve self-sufficiency through a successful life/work balance.
Children’s Aid & Family Service’s mission is to provide the highest quality day care, social, and wrap-a-round services designed to strengthen families and individuals, build healthy relationships, and promote self-sufficiency throughout Central Massachusetts. This mission is supported through a variety of options:
Our award winning Child Enrichment Center provides group-based child care provided year-round for children ages 15 months to five years, and accepts both private pay and subsidized child care vouchers. The Child Enrichment Center is accredited by the National Association of Education of Young Children, (NAEYC), which sets professional standards for early childhood education programs. CAFS also coordinates Family Child Care, providing home-based child care options year-round in small group settings for children ages six weeks-10 years.
As one of the state's largest providers of Child Care Resources and Referral, CAFS is a single point of access for child care voucher management services and child care provider information and referrals.