Family Child Care

At Stars we believe infant and toddler care is best provided in a warm, nurturing home-like environment. Since 1975 Stars has operated a community Family Child Care (FCC) system of up to 25 licensed providers located across seven South Shore communities. Each home provides a unique setting that combines the security of a home environment with the structure and careful planning that are hallmarks of a typical educational setting.

Our FCC homes are especially designed to meet the needs of infants, toddlers and young preschoolers and use the research-based Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care, providing a developmentally appropriate structure for planning and implementing a program that emphasizes individualized learning, safe and healthy environments, partnerships with families, learning through play, and interactions with the environment.

All of Stars’ Family Child Care homes are supported by an early childhood specialist, who visits each home several times a month, and acts as a resource and support to both parents and providers, helping them to meet each child’s individual needs.

Our FCC homes are open a minimum of 10 hours/day, year-round, Monday through Friday. Stars Family Child Care homes are located in Braintree, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth.

Follow the links below for more information about national and state quality standards for Family Child Care.

National Association for Family Child Care
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

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