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Family-based Childcare in Roxbury

Children’s Services of Roxbury’s (CSR) Family-based Childcare program in Roxbury is comprised of 38 early education providers located primarily within the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park, and the South End. We serve 270+ children daily across our network of educators, ranging from ages 3 months to 6 years old.

CSR recruits, offers trainings, and provides supportive services to its network of Family-based educators. All educators within our Roxbury network have Child Development Associate (CDA) accreditation and implement a wraparound model of culturally competent childcare that addresses the specific needs of children and their families, building on their strengths and supporting their goals, and providing a healthy, educational, professional, and nurturing environment for children and their guardians.

All Family-based educators must adhere to and comply with the following Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) requirements:

  • Programs are healthy, safe, and offer activities that help the child grow and develop
  • Educators are certified in first aid and CPR
  • Educators have specialized training in child development and curriculum implementation
  • Programs maintain appropriate ratios of teachers to children
  • Educators undergo a criminal background check

To apply for enrollment for your child, please contact our staff (see below).

Roxbury Staff

Leonora McLaren

Program Director

Office: 617-516-5203

Mobile: 617-963-6656

Candice Henry

Supportive Social Worker

Office: 617-516-5207

Mobile: 617-458-3349

Noemi Nunez

Homeless/Teen Social Worker

Office: 617-516-5205

Mobile: 617-458-3508

Carolin Anderson

Program Assistant

Office: 617-989-9432

Mobile: 857-204-7438

Jessica Grady

Voucher/Transportation Coordinator

Office: 617-516-5201

Mobile: 617-458-3507

Jessica Rodriguez

Income Eligible Coordinator

Office: 617-516-5202

Mobile: 617-201-2987

To become an Educator

To join CSR’s network of Early Education Childcare Providers in Roxbury, please contact the Program Director:

Leonora McLaren, Program Director