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Somerville Childcare Center

Applying to Enroll

The first step in enrolling your child in the Somerville Childcare Center is to complete an application form. Please print this form, complete it and return it to the Somerville Childcare Center at 81 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA 02143.

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within a few days by a representative of the Somerville Childcare Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Q. Do you need to live in Somerville to attend the program?
     A. No, you do not need to live in Somerville, however, preference is given to Somerville Public School teachers, City of Somerville employees and City of Somerville residents.

2) Q. How old are the children that you provide services to?
     A. We provide services to children between 2 years and 9 months (2.9 years of age) and 5 years of age.

3) Q. Who provides the daily snacks and lunch?
     A. Parents are responsible for providing their child's snacks and lunch.

4) Q. What are your fees?

    A. We require a onetime registration fee of $100.00.The daily rates range between $55.00 and $85.00. The daily rate depends on the number of days a child is enrolled during the week.

5) Q. What are your daily hours? 

    A. Our hours have increased. We are now open at 7:00am and close at 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

6) Q. What guidelines do you follow for the curriculum?
     A. Somerville Child Care Center collaborates with the Somerville Public School’s Early Education team. The curriculum focuses on the whole child: cognitive, physical, language, social and emotional. Children’s play, participation, exploration and experiences in the classroom allow them to learn many concepts related to reading, writing, art, science and math and helps them strengthen their physical skills.

7) Q. Where are you located?
     A. We are located in the Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave.

8) Q. Where can I find some answers to my questions?
       A. Many answers can be answered by reading the Somerville Child Care Center Family Handbook.


Director: Tricia Kennedy
617-625-6600 x611101
81 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143