Early Childhood Vouchers

Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy accepts Massachusetts Early Education and Care vouchers for both school tuition (2.9, Pre-K, K1 and K2) and Extended Day programs. For information purposes, the following are some guidelines for voucher application, parent fee parameters, addresses, phone numbers, etc.

The purpose of the voucher system is to assist lower income families with children, where the parent(s) are working, in a school or training facility or the wage earner is recently unemployed. There are two general types of vouchers – Full and Half. Full vouchers assist in paying for care for up to 10 hours normally for children up to age 6 or K2 grade.  Half vouchers are used for Extended Day programs, February and June Vacation and Summer Program for students older than 5 years and assist the working families in meeting their child care needs.

In order to receive a Massachusetts EEC voucher, an appointment should be made with the local child care services office – for example Child Care Choices of Boston, Suffolk and Middlesex Counties, or Community Care for Kids – Norfolk County. Please let the interviewer at the services office know which campus of SJPIICA you want the child to receive child care services.  The child care services office will check – via fax or telephone with the SJPIICA Business Office to determine start dates, etc.  As a reminder, the family may be responsible to pay a certain parent fee to SJPIICA in order to receive the voucher.  If this is the case and the family does not pay the amount on a weekly basis, the voucher will be lost. When in doubt, check with us or the service office.

Please contact your corresponding office to apply for an EEC voucher:
Child Care Choices of Boston
105 Chauncy Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-542-KIDS (5437)
Fax: 617-292-4629
Cities/Towns Served: Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere and Brookline
Community Care for Kids
1509 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: (617) 471-6473; (800) 637-2011
Fax: (617) 773-5860
Cities/Towns Served: Braintree, Cohasset, Dedham, Hull, Milton, Needham, Quincy, Randolph, Wellesley, Weston, and Weymouth.
PACE Child Care Works
105 William Street – 4th Floor
New Bedford MA 02740
Tel: 508-999-9930
Fax: 508-984-3559
Cities/Towns Served: Brockton
Child Care Circuit
190 Hampshire Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Tel: 800-660-2868
Fax: 978-975-3120
Cities/Towns Served: Malden, Medford, Everett

While the process seems complex, it is really quite easy and all of the parent counselors are extremely helpful.  If the family has any questions about using the voucher for Tuition (for 2.9, Pre-K, K1 and K2) and/or Extended Day please call us at 617.265.0019 ext. 7005.

Questions? Just ask!

The Academy is a legacy school of St. Angela, St. Ann, St. Gregory, St. Mark, St. Kevin, St. Margaret, Blessed Mother Teresa, St. Peter, and St. William parishes in Dorchester, MA.