ABCD Services

Helping Every Family

ABCD's Head Start and Children Service's Department offers many early education and care programs to meet the needs of Boston families looking for special help. These services include programs for homeless families, families with children with special needs, and for teen parents looking to create a stable environment for their children.

Please note that this program experiences a high level of demand and vacant slots may not be available at this time.

Learn More: Homeless Childcare

Head Start offers childcare services for 30 homeless families so that parents can attend work and school, look for jobs, and do what they need to create stable homes. Children will receive services to ensure their health and social, emotional, and educational development, while family members receive case management services and connection to resources for housing, employment, education, nutrition, etc.

Most homeless childcare slots are at the South End Head Start and Early Head Start, though a few are at scattered sites around the city.

Learn More: Supportive Childcare

ABCD’s Child Care Services provide full-day early childhood education to families with pre-school-age children who are in need of extra services and supports. The Department of Social Services (DSS) authorizes selected families to receive these services.

Children receive services at ABCD Children’s Programs at Bradshaw and Jamaica Plain Head Start.

Learn More: Teen Parent Childcare

ABCD provides case management and childcare services to teen parents. While parents are attending school or working, their infants and toddlers receive services at Early Head Start in Dorchester and the South End. Enrolled children will receive childcare services through Early Head Start.


Where to Find It

To learn more about this program and find out about any vacancies and your child's eligibility, please call ABCD Head Start at 617-348-6272.

Visit the ABCD Head Start website.

Check out a list of Head Start locations.

Use the site locator to the right to search for nearby locations and find maps and directions.



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