Children & Families

Programs for families with children.

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  • CAI Family & Community Connection

    Helping parents access the resources and support that they need to be the best parents they can be by providing programs and services that are child centered and family focused. Programs include: playgroups, activities, parent support groups and more. Programs are available to families with children birth through age 8.

  • CAI Family Day Care

    Comprehensive Family Child Care services for children 8 weeks to 12 years old. Care is provided in safe and nurturing environments in licensed and monitored day care homes in the Merrimack Valley area.

  • CAI Head Start and Early Head Start

    Comprehensive services for children ages 0 to 5 years old, including: the highest quality educators, classrooms and outdoor space; Kindergarten preparedness utilizing curriculum aligned with MA Early Learning Standards; healthy meals and snacks; family and health services and more. The program is designed to reach low-income families, however over-income families may, to a limited extent, be eligible.

  • CAI Northern Essex WIC

    The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. Participants free, healthy food including: milk, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, beans, cereal, whole grains, choice of fresh/frozen/canned fruits & vegetables and infant formula if needed. WIC is for pregnant & post-partum women and children under 5. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.