Important Information for Eligible Families
Thank you for contacting Nurtury about the Emergency Child Care Program (ECCP) for frontline health care staff, first responders, other essential workers, and vulnerable families. The ECCP is staffed by Nurtury employees and serves young children ages 3 months to 5 years old in small classroom groups of 7-15 depending on ages.
According to state rules from the Department of Early Education & Care (EEC), priority access to emergency child care must be given to vulnerable children and the children of families who work to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of all Commonwealth residents. In no priority order, these include but are not limited to health care workers, essential state and human service workers, grocery store and pharmacy employees, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, transportation and infrastructure workers, sanitation workers, DCF-involved families, and families living in shelters. Click here for more information.
Monday-Friday between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. You will receive an email or phone call from a member of the Admission Team within 45 minutes. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations for a maximum of 10 days may be requested by email.
- The ECCP will operate at Nurtury’s Horadan Way Center from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm beginning Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 and until further notice. The Center is at 38 Horadan Way, Boston, MA 02120, near the Longwood Medical Area and accessible from the MBTA Orange Line MBTA Station Roxbury Crossing or the Green Line E stop at Huntington & Longwood Avenue.
- No cost. Breakfast and a snack will be provided for all children attending the program.
Families must provide a boxed or bagged nut-free lunch, a change of clothes, a blanket, as well as formula, diapers, and wipes for younger children if needed. For infants, please also send prepared bottles and baby food for your child each day.
- Any required medications needed to be given to your child must be labeled with their name; the name and contact information of the prescribing health professional; expiration date, medical need, along with instructions for administration, storage, and disposal.
- Cleaning and sanitizing in all classrooms will occur frequently during the day and each evening. For the health and safety of children and staff, daily health and temperature checks will be conducted for all staff and children arriving at the program. Those with a temperature or other symptoms according to EEC and CDC guidelines will not be able to attend until symptoms are gone.
- To enroll, first complete EEC’s Child Enrollment Form for Emergency Child Care Program. The form can be found here.