DCF Childcare Specialist

The Department of Children and Families has 29 Area Office Child Care Specialists, one per each area office.

This role was created in 2022 and is a resource for DCF offices and the families they serve to help support and navigate early education and child care needs. The Child Care Specialists work directly with area office social workers. These individuals are office based, which makes them easy to always reach, and families should feel comfortable reaching out to them directly to assist with any barriers or issues to accessing child care.We are skilled at working directly with CCR&R’s (Child Care Resource & Referral) and contracted child care agencies.  We also have access to TCCP (temporary child care) and FPICC (foster parents as informal child care) programs.

Resource Documents

logo - DCF Childcare Specialist

Contact Information

Cathi Erland-Flynn

Greenfield Area Office Childcare Coordinator