Massachusetts Child Care Serious Injury and Child Fatality Report

Number of Child Deaths*
Program Type 2019 TOTAL 2020 TOTAL October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020
Family Child Care 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Group and School Age 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Funded Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unlicensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of Serious Injuries Reported**
Program Type 2019 TOTAL 2020 TOTAL October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020
Family Child Care 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0
Group and School Age 62 45 25 18 19 18 14 13 0
Funded Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unlicensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Instances of substantiated child abuse that occurred in the child care setting
Program Type 2019 TOTAL 2020 TOTAL October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020
Family Child Care 6 3 1 4 1 1 2 0 0
Group and School Age 6 2 0 3 3 0 2 0 0
Funded Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unlicensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* Death: The death of any child which occurs while such child is in care, or resulting from an injury or event that occurred while the child was in care.
** Serious Injury: Any injury to any child which occurs during the hours while such child is in care and which requires hospitalization or emergency medical treatment.
* Funded Program Definition: Funded programs are child care programs that can legally operate without an EEC license and receives CCDF funding to serve one or more children.

  • There are approximately 43070 licensed child care slots across 9846 Family Child Care programs in MA.The ages of the children in care from birth through 13 years (or 16 years, if the children have special needs).
  • There are approximately 187110 licensed child care slots across 3072 Group and School Age programs in MA.The ages of the children in care from birth through 13 years (or 16 years, if the children have special needs).