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 providers 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 a provider 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? The Acre network of providers 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:

Nearby Locations – Flexible Hours – Transportation

Acre offers child care in a network of homes conveniently located in neighborhoods throughout Lowell. Licensed family child care providers offer flexible schedules, including evening and weekend care, to meet the needs of parents’ work schedules. Acre also has mini-buses available to pick up your child in the morning and bring them home in the afternoon.

Individual Attention

Small group settings enable Acre Providers to respond to the individual needs of children and families. Your child will thrive and grow in a comfortable, nurturing environment with children of different ages. Providers serve family-style meals in a comfortable home environment.

Award Winning Child Care Provider Training

The Acre Family Child Care Professional Development Program is nationally recognized. Providers participate in ongoing education and professional opportunities that far exceed the Massachusetts licensing requirements

Continuing Support

Acre’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.

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 providers 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. Providers and staff speak Spanish, Khmer, Vietnamese, Portuguese, and English


Full-time Hours: $60 per day for children under 2 years old
Full-time Hours: $50 per day for children over 2 years old
Part-time Hours: $35 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.

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