Massachusetts Child Care Serious Injury and Child Fatality Report

Number of Child Deaths*
Program Type 2020 TOTAL 2021 TOTAL 2022 TOTAL July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 November 2021 December 2021 January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022
Family Child Care 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Group and School Age 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Funded Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unlicensed 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of Serious Injuries Reported**
Program Type 2020 TOTAL 2021 TOTAL 2022 TOTAL July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 November 2021 December 2021 January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022
Family Child Care 8 7 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Group and School Age 100 141 92 12 11 10 24 13 6 3 15 22 16 23 13
Funded Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unlicensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Instances of substantiated child abuse that occurred in the child care setting
Program Type 2020 TOTAL 2021 TOTAL 2022 TOTAL July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 November 2021 December 2021 January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022
Family Child Care 12 16 2 2 3 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
Group and School Age 18 24 22 3 1 4 5 0 5 3 4 4 3 5 3
Funded Program 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Unlicensed 3 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 38517 licensed child care slots across 4806 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 182673 licensed child care slots across 2775 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).
  • There are approximately 15232 funded program child care slots across 148 Funded Programs in MA.