• Before and After School Child Care Resources


    The Lowell Public Schools does not operate child care programs, we do permit community agencies to provide before and after school care in some school buildings.  Your child does not need to attend these schools to enroll -- you can always request that your child be transported to another location for child care as long as the program is located within the school zone.


    The Lowell YMCA offers after school at the Reilly Elementary and Stoklosa Middle Schools.  

    For more information please call the YMCA at (978) 454-7825



    Community Teamwork Inc offers before and after school care at the Bailey, STEM Academy, Pawtucketville Memorial, Greenhalge, Shaughnessy, Murkland, Lincoln and McAuliffe School. 

    For more information please call CTI at (978) 654-7112



    Other Community Programs in Lowell that provide before and after school child care:

     Girls Inc

    220 Worthen Street Lowell

    Phone: (978) 458-5529

    Serves girls ages 5-18



    Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

    657 Middlesex Street

    Lowell, MA 01851



     Population Served:

    Ages 8-12  ($30 annual fee)

    2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Ages 13-18  ($5 annual fee)

    2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

    Extended hours in the summer and vacation weeks

     Services Provided:

    Out of School time youth development programs including recreation, homework help, music instruction and sound recording, robotics, athletics, fitness, dance, career and college preparation, leadership clubs and mental health services.


    Little Sprouts

    900 Chelmsford St

    Lowell MA 01852

    (800) 977- 7688



    Looking for other options or for a family child care provider?  

    Child Care Circuit

    (800) 660-2868

    (978) 686-4288




     The list of child care programs contained in our Resource List is not meant to constitute a referral or recommendation of any specific program; nor should it be considered a complete or exhaustive list of the child care programs or providers in the local Lowell area. Furthermore, although the Lowell Public Schools makes an effort to ensure that the listings contained within the Resource List is accurate and up-to-date, it makes no guarantees that the posted information has not changed. 

     The intent behind the listing on this website is to provide convenient information; but in no way constitutes an endorsement, recommendation, or the favoring by the Lowell Public Schools or City of Lowell of any particular program(s) listed. The Lowell Public Schools does not inspect or visit the programs or providers or programs, and makes no statements as to the quality of the supervision your child would receive in any one program or with any one provider. The choice of your child’s care is your responsibility; therefore, we strongly suggest you learn more about the licensing history of the programs by visiting the Massachusetts Department of Early Education  and Care: https://www.mass.gov/early-education-and-child-care-programs-and-agencies

     Please note that if you would like to have your licensed program added to our Resource List, or want to provide updates to the Resource List, you can contact Carolyn Rocheleau, Coordinator of Special Programs at (978) 674-2053 or crocheleau@lowell.k12.ma.us