Child Care Center
Bates' Child Care Center, located at the Downtown Campus, is available to students and staff. The center serves children ages one through five years old, with drop-in care available for school-age children.
Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. -5 p.m. The center follows the college calendar for open days.
Costs are charged on a sliding-scale basis. Child care scholarships are available for students who qualify through the Bates Technical College Foundation.
The Downtown Campus child care center is a blended program that serves children and families who qualify for Early Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (free preschool), as well as a limited amount of tuition-based child care slots. South Campus also has an Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (free preschool) for qualifying children and families.
Additionally, several child care centers are located near the college. Contact the Child Care Resource and Referral Network at 1.800.446.1114, for information on community agencies that serve infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.
For information about parenting classes or other resources available, please visit the Child Studies department.
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