If you are a child care or early education provider working to reopen, there are resources available to help you through this process:

Free PPE, including masks, gloves, and sanitizer, are available to area providers courtesy of the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care. Child care providers who have reopened can pick up supplies from the Child Care Network Office in Hyannis or from Cape Cod Children’s Place in Eastham.

Hyannis pick-ups: email, call (508)778-9470, or stop by the Child Care Network Office (372 North Street, Hyannis) from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM to pick up supplies while they are available.

Lower and Outer Cape pick-ups: email Cindy Horgan at


One-to-One Technical Assistance

Denise Graham-Reardon of the YMCA Cape Cod (a State emergency childcare provider during the pandemic) has offered her time and expertise to provide support and share best practices for providers navigating the reopening process. Contact Denise at


Current State Guidance on Early Education and Child Care Reopening

For the latest guidance on reopening for early education and child care providers, please refer to the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care:

Massachusetts Child and Youth Serving Programs Reopen Approach


Below find video walk-throughs of the childcare reopening process, released on June 24, 2020, from the Massachusetts Early Education Care (EEC).  These videso are available in both English and Spanish on YouTube, and include trainings and resources for family and group/school-age providers.



Massachusetts Resources for Childcare

Phased Approach for Childcare

Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces

Emergency Childcare Programs

Childcare Provider Reopening Preparedness Order - June 1, 2020

Massachusetts COVID-19 Control Plan Template

Health & Safety Requirements for Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs 


Other Guidance 

& Resources

CDC Childcare Decision Tool

CDC Interim Guidance for Schools and Day Camps

OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Minnesota Department of Health Sanitation Childcare Procedures

Messages & Actions for COVID-19 Prevention in Schools

Guidelines for Childcare that Remains Open

CDC Interim Guidance for Schools and Day Camps