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Smoc Daycare Programs

7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 620-2373
SMOC Child Care provides quality, full-day/full-year, center-based and family child care, early education and care services to children ages infant through the 5th
grade. Classrooms generally operate Monday through Friday, 7:00–7:30 am until
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm. After school programs operate from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm during school vacations and during the summer. Family child care homes are open Monday–Friday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Child Care Resources

799 W. Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: (508) 856-7930
Website: http://www.sevenhills.org/programs/resources-for-child-care-providers

Services: The Child Care Resources (CCR) Program at Seven Hills provides resource and referral services to assist families in locating affordable, quality child care programs & to:

  • Ensure families have access to high-quality information, resources and referrals to meet their child care needs.
  • Educate families on the cost, quality and availability of early education and out-of-school-time care.
  • Promote provider development and support, with ongoing access to training and technical assistance.


YWCA of Central MA

One Salem Square, Worcester, MA  01608
(508) 767-2505

Girls CHOICE Program

Jennifer Madson
(508) 767-2505 ext. 3073

Girls CHOICE fosters long term mentoring relationships between professional women and middle school aged girls. The program aims to empower girls to achieve their aspirations through education and financial independence. Girls participate in one-on-one mentoring and weekly programming. Weekly programming is held during the school year and includes topics such as: stress management, bullying, body image, violence prevention, community service and group mentoring events. Girls also receive academic support services as needed.

This program is free of charge.

Applicants must be entering or enrolled 7th grade girls attending Worcester Public Schools.

Applicants must be eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Applicants must be able to attend regular weekly programming and occasional events.

Applicants must be willing to be matched with a one-on-one mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters.


The Young Parents Program

Brenda Safford
(508) 767-2505, x3028

The Young Parents Program offers pregnant and parenting out-of-school youth, aged 14-21, who have not achieved a high school diploma with GED preparation along with a variety of educational and life skills training.

Registration is on going. Please call to schedule an appointment if you interested.


Sober Housing

Sober housing available for women. Housing available from four weeks up to two years.

Women in need of short-term housing, full time student and/or working, 18 or older

Young Parent Program (YPP)

This program provides teen parents and pregnant teens the opportunity to complete their high school education through a GED program. Teen parents also receive community-based assistance while preparing for their GED such as childcare, case management, life and parenting skills training, job search assistance, health services, career exploration and more.

Alyson Whalen
(508) 767-2505 x3028

9:00 am–2:30 pm

DTA referred Parents under 21 years old, pregnant or with children.

Breast / Reproductive Cancer Support Group

Water Exercise, Health and Wellness

Maureen Burdulis
ENCOREPlus Facilitator
(508) 767-2505 Ext. 5509

Held every Tuesday
Water Exercise component 11:00–11:30, Support Group at noon

Free and open to any woman diagnosed with breast cancer or reproductive cancer.

Daybreak Domestic Violence

Domestic violence services are designed to meet the needs of women and children whose lives are affected by interpersonal violence. All services are confidential and free of charge. All services can be accessed by calling the 24-hour hotline in your geographic area.

(508) 755-9030

Call for dates, times, & location

Adult  victims of domestic violence. No cost.

Greendale Head Start

130 Leeds Street, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3252

Family Literacy and ESL Courses

They offer family literacy and ESOL courses.

Both are offered in the morning Monday and Wednesday 9:00 am–11:30 am.

Registration information:
On going and free of charge.

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