This Program has not been updated in more than a year.

We recommend you try to verify information using the contact information below before making plans.

Family Childcare Providers Directory

By Cambridge Office of Early Childhood (OEC)

Here is a list of all the licensed, private individual childcare options in Cambridge (and some in Somerville).

Birth to Third Grade Partnership logo.
This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

Ages: Pre-natal to 4.

Grades Toddler and Preschool.

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Cambridge Office of Early Childhood

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Family Childcare Providers Directory

Please contact individual providers from our directory (click the link) for more information about how and when to sign up.


The cost options listed refers to the entire list of center-based programs and does not necessarily mean that any, individual program has those cost options available. Contact individual childcare centers for more information about their cost options.

  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Available
  • Accepts Vouchers
  • Sliding scale based on income

Family Childcare Providers Directory


The program location changes over time.

  • In-person only.

Contact individual childcare centers for more information. This list is a web-based resource, but the programs listed are for in-person childcare support.

View our list of programs: Click here!

Additional information

Many, if not all, of these childcare programs have individual pages on Find It Cambridge. You can look up their contact information or get links to their website via their Find It page. You can search for these programs using their title or by selecting the "Childcare" category from the "Services" filter on the search page. You can also narrow down your results by filtering by the age of your child or the neighborhood where each program is located. Keep in mind, this list for family childcare options does not include "Center-based" programs. Please see our Center-Based Childcare Directory if you wish to view those programs.

Here is the Birth - 3rd Grade Partnership's comprehensive list of family childcare options in Cambridge: Family Childcare Providers Directory

Here is our list of Center-Based Programs if you wish to explore alternative options.