Designated Emergency Childcare for Cape Cod Essential Employees

Governor Baker has issued an Executive Order requiring all early education centers and family childcare providers to close, starting Monday, March 23, to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

However, according to, families who work to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of all Commonwealth citizens will receive priority access to emergency childcare programs and these centers should only be used by people who must go to work. Vulnerable children will also receive priority access and space will be made for people who must go to work but aren’t necessarily emergency personnel.

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care has put together a list of designated emergency daycares that will remain open to care for the children of first responders, health care workers and other essential employees. It will be up to families to apply to a daycare, and up to that daycare to determine who qualifies for a slot, in consultation with the EEC’s regional office.

Cape Cod and Islands locations (home-based and center-based) currently include:


Only Cape Cod Healthcare Employees can utilize the services at the Cape Conservatory:
2235 Iyannough Road, Route 132
West Barnstable, MA 02668



Cherri -Ann Strom, 7 Easting Road, Bourne, 774-836-2532, [email protected]

Crayon College at Bourne, 254 Shore Road, Bourne – Meghan Muratore, 781-336-8675, [email protected]


Ellen Brookhart, 283 Bog Pond Road, Brewster – Ellen Brookhart, 508-221-5718, [email protected]

Kristine Taylor, 18 Ebenezar Lane, Brewster, 508-896-6549, [email protected]

YMCA Cape Cod Stony Brook, 384 Underpass Road, Brewster – Denise Graham-Reardon, 508-802-1298, [email protected]


Marilia Sousa, 37 Longboat Drive, Centerville, 774-287-7315, [email protected]


YMCA Cape Cod Falmouth Hospital Campus, 67 B Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth – Denise Graham-Reardon, 508-802-1298, dgraham-reardon@ymcacapecod

YMCA Cape Cod North Falmouth Early Ed. Center, 155 Old Main Road, Falmouth – Denise Graham-Reardon, 508-802-1298, [email protected]


YMCA Cape Cod Harwich Elementary, 263 South Street, Harwich – Denise Graham-Reardon, 508-802-1298, [email protected]


Cristiane Lacerda, 250 Sudbury Lane, Hyannis – Cristiane Lacerda, 774-836-0220, [email protected]

Rafaela Fonseca, 313 Castle Wood Circle, Hyannis, 508-280-1803, [email protected]

Verdiana Molina, 97 Old Town Road, Hyannis, 203-781-6512, [email protected]


Valerie Monahan, 23A Evergreen Way, Nantucket, 508-325-4697, [email protected]


Julie Coughlan, 14 Tyler Drive, Sandwich, 508-648-0305, [email protected]

South Dennis

Little Stars Learning Center, LLC, 434 Route, Unit E, South Dennis – Tonya Stump, 614-519-6602, [email protected]

Vineyard Haven

Donna Crighton, 27 Michael’s Way, Vineyard Haven, 508-364-2246. [email protected]

West Barnstable

YMCA Cape Cod Children’s Crossing, 2245 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable – Denise Graham-Reardon, 508-802-1298, [email protected]



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