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  • Entrada

    Integrated home visiting program which expands Healthy Families services to parents of any age.  Entrada is a collaboration with the YWCA (providing Parents as Teachers) and Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start (providing Early Head Start).

  • Supervised Visitation Program

    Square One’s Supervised Visitation Program provides a safe and child friendly environment for visits between parents and their child or children under the supervision of the supervised visitation coordinator.

Mission Moments

  • Children are inside the classroom having fun and playing games. Throw in some singing, too. What you hear is the sound of young children learning early literacy skills.

  • The children at Square One in Springfield are breaking healthier bread these days. Fresh-baked and whole wheat, in fact. You'll never guess who the bakers are …

  • Image of woman helping woman

    Julie Gagne sits in her light-filled, no-frills office at Square One in downtown Springfield where she is a Transitional Support Specialist

Square One's Annual Tea Party

It’s Square One’s Tea and we’re hoping you’ll join us! October 1 is right around the corner and tickets are selling quickly! 

Square One’s annual Tea is a fun way for you to hear more about the impact of our work with children and families, while networking with professional men and women from throughout our community, and enjoying - you guessed it - TEA and refreshments.

Springfield Cooperative Preschool (SCOOP)

Kris Allard on Mass Appeal

Square One, The Springfield Public Schools, the YMCA and HCS Head Start will be hosting a NEW cooperative preschool initiative. This program is open to children living in Springfield who have not had an opportunity to attend a preschool before, who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016, and whose family's meet the income eligibility guidelines. Recently, Kris Allard of Square One and Nicole Blais of Head Start visited Mass Appeal to share details about the initiative.

Springfield Cooperative Preschool Now Enrolling!

Square One, The Springfield Public Schools, YMCA Early Learning Center and HCS Head Start, INC. will be hosting a NEW cooperative preschool program.This program is open to children living in Springfield who have not had an oppurtunity to attend a preschool before, who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016, and whose family's income is at or below 200% of the Federal Pverty Guidelines. The program will be offered full days, year-round and is scheduled to begin the fall of 2015. There is no cost to parents. Transportation is NOT provided. 

 

Convoy of Hope Comes to Springfield!

Hope starts here, in your city, your community, your neighborhood. The Convoy of Hope event is just the beginning of a long-lasting movement that has the power to transform people's lives, inspire compassion and service and bring people and organizations together like never before. This is a collaborative effort to bring hope to a city through free groceries, health screenings, job services, family portraits, hair cuts, prayer, activities for children and more! 

Square One will be there with information on all of our programs and a table of children's activities! 

Square One Healthy Families and Texas Roadhouse Join Together to Celebrate Father’s Day BBQ

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – Healthy Families, a program of Square One, hosted a Father’s Day Barbecue for members of the program on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm at Emerson Wight Park in the South End of Springfield. This event was free for all members of the Healthy Families program, especially dads but moms as well.

Fallon Community Health Plan Funds Crucial Grant for Square One and Provides Holiday Gifts for Children

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. –Fallon Community Health Plan presented a check for $25,000 to early education and care provider Square One that will fund the LAUNCH Healthy Living and Character Fitness program. LAUNCH focuses on low-income school-age children from Kindergarten to grade 5 in Square One’s after-school and summer enrichment programs at two program sites in Springfield. 

Preschoolers Paint with City and State Legislators to Recognize Week of the Young Child

Elected officials representing residents of the City of Springfield and Commonwealth of Massachusetts joined preschoolers for a session of creative painting on Family Friday, April 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the Square One Children’s Center at 255 King Street in Springfield. The event was one component of Square One’s recognition of Week of the Young Child for 2015.

Comcast Cares Day: Planting the seeds for a healthy start!

By Joan Kagan, President and CEO, Square One in Community Investment

Getting young children to try new foods, especially vegetables, isn’t always easy. A handful of M&Ms almost always wins out over a serving of broccoli or carrots. But because of Comcast NBCUniversal, I can now say that is no longer necessarily true.

Serve With Liberty 2015

“Serve with Liberty” Volunteers Eager to Help Square One Clean Up and Get Organized

A team of “Serve with Liberty” volunteers from Liberty Mutual Insurance visited Square One on April 27th, and 28th 2015 to help with important clean up and organization activities. 

On April 27 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, volunteers met at 255 King Street in Springfield, to clean Square One’s vans, inside and out. These vans provide transportation for preschoolers between their homes and Square One Children’s Centers in Springfield and Holyoke.

Superbowl Commercial Promotes Dads

For those of us at Square One who were among the record-breaking viewership of Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, the game-saving, goal-line interception by the Patriots in the final minute was exciting, to say the least. But for those of us in Family Services at Square One, the game’s most exciting moments happened off the field, on television. They were commercials. 

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