Quincy After School Child Care (QCARE), Inc. is a non-profit organization providing licensed care for school aged children, kindergarten through thirteen years old. We are an affordable school age program, providing care within the elementary schools.
Created by former Mayor Francis X. McCauley and the Mayor’s Commission on The Status of Women, we started operation in 1987 with one program which served thirteen children in the Montclair School. Since then, our school age program has grown and become a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers school age programs in nine Quincy elementary schools. A variety of programs are offered through Quincy After School Child Care, Inc., including school age programs during the school year, February and April vacation programs, as well as a summer program at the Lincoln Hancock school.
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“I appreciate the focus on the whole child. Each one receives the support needed in the necessary area of social, emotional, or academic.” – QCARE Parent
“We loved the After School school program at Bernazzani. The staff is friendly, the activities are diverse (the program offers a good combination of physical activities, arts and crafts and homework time).” – QCARE Parent
1987 former Mayor Francis X. McCauley and the Mayor’s Commission on The Status of Women created a pilot program which served approximately 13 children in the Montclair School.
1988 July 1st the organization is granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
1995 QCARE is serving over 100 children each afternoon at 7 school sites.
2000 Wollaston Program site opens, QCARE now has a total of 270 spots in 9 school sites.
2002 The City of Quincy donates $20,000 to kickstart a Tuition Scholarship Grant program.
2006 Program expands services to accept more after school participants.
2009 The organization pilots a program at Central Middle School.
2012 The agency adopts the nickname “QCARE” and opens a new Main Office, expanding professional space for program staff.
2014 Agency receives $10,000 from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation for Tuition Scholarship Grants.
2015 The Kiwanis Club of Quincy donates $10,000 for children to attend vacation camp programs.
2017 Capacity to serve reaches 425 children every afternoon after school. The Boston Celtics, in partnership with TD Bank, renovate the after school and music classroom at Lincoln Hancock school.
2018 QCARE formally celebrates 30 years of community service at inaugural gala.
THE FUTURE: QCARE will continue to expand high quality after school and enrichment programming to meet the needs of ALL children, working to eliminate the barriers to access that families and children in our community face.