Home Based Child Care

Family Child Care is care that is provided in a private residence in a neighborhood setting. Every Square One provider is required to follow daily schedules and weekly lesson plans that are age appropriate for the children being cared for.  Daily activities include circle time, arts and crafts, story time, outside play, cooking, games, naptime, block play, dramatic play areas, snacks and a healthy lunch.

Family Child Care providers are affiliated with Square One through a contractual agreement. Square One provides training, technical assistance, inspections, supervision, monitoring, evaluations and referrals for children. All Family Child Care homes are licensed through the Department of Early Education and Care. Currently, Square One partners with 35+ Family Child Care households.

To become a provider or to learn what providers are available in your neighborhood, please contact Kim Biathrow at (413)858-3108 or kbiathrow@startatsquareone.org.