How old does my child need to be to apply for OSDC?
Classes are: infants (3 – 15 months), toddlers (12 – 24 months), stompers (2 – 3 years), and preschoolers (2.9 years – 5 years). Children must be within noted age category by September, as OSCDC is a 12-month contracted program beginning in September and running through August.
Am I expected to “teach” the children and plan curriculum during my parent help shift?
No, that is the responsibility of the teacher in the room. Your role as parent helper is to help assist the teacher for that day, in whatever capacity he/she may need you for (e.g., cutting fruit for snack, reading a story, or cleaning up after play time).
What happens if I go on vacation for a month or more at a time?
Am I required to still pay tuition? Yes, you are still required to pay tuition, as well as fulfill your parent help duties. As a not-forprofit center, we rely on monthly tuition payments to cover paying staff salaries and other operating expenses.
What information do I need to fill out the Child and Dependent Care Expenses form on my tax return (Form 2441 or 1040A Schedule 2)?
Care provider’s name: Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative Address: 25 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 Identifying number (EIN): 042-531-982 Please contact the OSDC staff if you need help calculating the amount of tuition you have paid over the course of the year.
How do I schedule a visit?
We are happy to talk with perspective families. Please call 617-547-3175 to talk with the Director. The majority of our Tours are done during at our annual open house in the spring.
How can I support OSDC?
In-kind donations help support our programs. Shop on Amazon.com using this link and a portion of your purchase will be donated to OSDC