Child Care

Parents and Guardians

When choosing an educator, location, language, cultural appropriateness, size of a group, and the age of children are just some of the factors you may be considering. Acre Family Child Care has educators across the city located on both sides of the Merrimack River. The Acre Family network of educators speaks multiple languages to meet your needs. Do you want a child to learn Spanish, Khmer, English or Portuguese at an early age when children can learn multiple languages at ease? Or do you prefer an educator that speaks the language you speak at home? Either way, we have an educator for you. Do you prefer your child to be in a small group or large? Acre Family educators can meet your specific needs as a parent. Most importantly, ALL educators have one thing in common:

A commitment to providing a nurturing environment for your child to grow and develop socially, emotionally, and educationally.

Why choose Acre Family Child Care?

The reasons are clear:

Individual Attention

Small group settings enable Acre Family Educators to respond to the individual needs of children and families. Your child will thrive and grow in a comfortable, nurturing atmosphere with children of different ages. Hands-on activities engage children in learning science, math, reading, and more. Educators serve family-style, healthy meals.

Award Winning Child Care Educator Training

The Acre Family Child Care Professional Development Program is nationally recognized. All Educators complete Acre Family’s Benchmark Training during their first year of joining the network. Educators also participate in ongoing education and professional opportunities that exceed the Massachusetts licensing requirements.

Continuing Support

Acre Family’s staff of Child Care Specialists visit each home at least twice a month to offer individualized training, advice, and assistance. Child Care Specialists are also available to families to help with parenting, child development and early childhood education information, and referrals to community resources.

Nearby Locations – Flexible Hours – Transportation

Acre Family offers child care conveniently located in neighborhoods throughout Lowell. Licensed family child care educators offer flexible schedules, including early mornings, to meet the needs of parents’ work schedules. Acre Family also has mini-buses to pick up your child in the morning and bring them home in the afternoon, based on eligibility and route availability.

Community-based philosophy

Acre Family is a not-for-profit, community-based agency. Our goal is to meet the needs of children and the family child care educators who care for them. Acre Family Child Care has a reputation unmatched by other family child care agencies and has received state and national recognition. Educators and staff speak Spanish, Khmer, Vietnamese, Portuguese, and English


Full-time Hours: $70 per day for children under 2 years old
Full-time Hours: $60 per day for children over 2 years old
Part-time Hours: $42 per day for up to 5 1/2 hours of care

Acre Family staff are available to help eligible parents sign up for reduced-rate child care subsidies. Call us for more information at 978-937-5899. Additional information is available by dialing 211, visiting MA Department of Early Education and Care, or Child Care Circuit.