Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
Important additional items and things to remember
Clothes for winter
Winters in Boston are usually cold and snowy. You will need warm clothes, including winter jackets, gloves or mittens, hats and boots. Don’t forget to pack the right type of clothes for the season you will be in Boston.
Day-care and schools
In some cases, entire families relocate to Boston, either temporarily or permanently. There are day-care and teaching options available for your children.
The cost of day-care in Boston varies a great deal.
- Private day-care rates can range from $1000 to $2000 a month.
- Babysitting services cost between $10 to $14 dollars per hour.
- There are also State-funded programs available for Massachusetts residents.
- It’s important that you bring medical records, including proof of immunizations for all your children who will be attending day-care or school.
School-age children (ages 5 to 18) are eligible to attend public schools at no cost as long as they have a registered address in Massachusetts.
- To register your child in the public schools, you need to call the School Department of the town where you live and provide proof of address in Massachusetts (electric or telephone bill), medical records and birth certificate.
- Tutoring services are available for children who are registered in the public school system and are undergoing medical treatment that prevents them from attending school regularly.
Important documents to bring with you (just in case)
- notarized copies of important legal documents, such as birth and adoption certificates, divorce agreements, proof of custody
- your child’s medical records
- drug prescriptions
- identification (e.g. license, passport)
- most recent bank statement
- verification of most recent income