Rep. Tim Whelan Provides Info Related to Cape Cod Child Development Closure

Additional information coming on Thursday...
State Rep. Timothy Whelan (R-Brewster)

Boston, MA - This afternoon the office of State Representative Timothy Whelan (R-Brewster) announced information that may be helpful to parents, families, and care givers negatively impacted by the announced closure of Cape Cod Child Development.  While this is a matter of serious concern for our community, this is also a matter that is still very much fluid and changing.  Given the concerns that many of us have in trying to ensure continuity of care and services for impacted children and families, our office has been working with local entities and state partners to assemble and distribute information that we hope will be helpful to those receiving services.

Cape Cod Child Development is actively working with area partners and the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to identify creative solutions to support continuity of services for families. 

Families who receive child care financial assistance from the state:

  • If your family receives child care financial assistance from EEC, you will not lose this funding as a result of Cape Cod Child Development’s decision to close. 
  • If your child attends one of Cape Cod Child Development’s family child care programs through EEC funding, you will be able to either stay with the same provider or receive a voucher to attend a different family child care program. 
  • If your child attends one of Cape Cod Child Development’s child care centers or afterschool programs through EEC funding, you will be able to enroll your child at another child care center or afterschool program that accepts EEC financial assistance. 
  • The local child care resource and referral agency, Child Care Network, will be able to assist interested families with continuing their EEC financial assistance.  Deena Mallard, Family Support Manager, Child Care Networks, will be available to assist with vouchers at 508-778-9470 ext. 207

All families:

Cape Cod Child Development’s enrollment department is also able to assist impacted families with transitions: Lorna McElaney, Enrollment Counselor, is available at 508-775-6240 x306 or by email [email protected].

We hope to have more information tomorrow on available options for all of our families on enrolling for care.  Our office will also be working with other members of the Cape & Islands Legislative Delegation and appropriate state agencies to help employees of Cape Cod Child Development deal with pending job loss and their search for future employment.  We sincerely understand the great concerns for all affected and will be working diligently to help our community and all affected get the information and help you need. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on