Submitted by Cara Cole on March 20, 2017 - 2:50pm
Through music, art and literature our children, families and staff celebrated the heritage, accomplishments and culture of African Americans throughout our history. Our Square One Learn & Earn students recently visited the Pan African Historical Museum USA in Springfield as part of their studies, while our early learning and pre-school children shared experiences in African music, dance and artwork.
Submitted by Cara Cole on February 10, 2017 - 2:04pm
What fun our Square One families had getting icky, sticky and gooey at our recent Family Fun Night. If this looks like fun, be sure to join us for our other events this month.
Submitted by Cara Cole on February 10, 2017 - 1:50pm
Advocacy for Preschool Teachers
Submitted by Cara Cole on February 10, 2017 - 1:14pm
Share your love with a Square One child this Valentine's Day. Help us help more children overcome the daunting challenges that many of them are burdened with -- poverty, homelessness, food insecurity, abuse and neglect, to name just a few. Please consider supporting the important work they we are doing to build a brighter future for all. http://startatsquareone.org/content/donate
Submitted by Cara Cole on February 10, 2017 - 1:09pm
Our success in helping our children learn is only as strong as the partners who support our work. Huge thanks to Susan Kaplan and all of our dear friends at Link to Libraries, who provide our children with books of all genres for our children to enjoy both in our classrooms and in their homes. We are so grateful to Drs. Lou and Mary Adler, who generously sponsor books for the children who attend our Holyoke Early Learning Center.
Submitted by Cara Cole on February 10, 2017 - 1:06pm
Square One Learn & Earn participant Alisha Wilson had the opportunity to complete her 1-day job shadow exercise in our very own commercial kitchen, as part of our comprehensive HiSET (formally GED) workforce development initiative. Alisha is one of many young parents participating in this program made possible by the Regional Employment Board, the Community Foundation, and most recently, Fallon Health. We are excited to welcome Fallon Health to celebrate our partnership on our King Street Center on March 9, 2017. Please join us at 9:00 a.m.
Submitted by Cara Cole on January 6, 2017 - 2:48pm
From horse races to horsepower, Square One has special event for you!
Join our friends from the Gaudreau Group and Northeast IT for Square One’s 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 6 at the Colony Club. Hundreds of Square One community supporters will don hats and seersucker suits and join us at the Colony Club for an evening of awareness, fundraising and fun.
Submitted by Cara Cole on January 6, 2017 - 2:17pm
We know that children grow up to become better educated and more productive when they have high-quality early education, nurturing adults to care for them, and a safe and healthy community in which to live. We also know that developing an early appreciation for literacy can make a tremendous difference in every child’s long-term academic and creative success.
Submitted by Cara Cole on January 6, 2017 - 2:07pm
American International College (AIC) Men’s Ice Hockey teammates, as well as Coach Eric Lang, took a break from the ice to help serve breakfast to the children at Square One. The visit by the D-I Ice Hockey team followed AIC’s #GivingTuesday pledge to fund breakfast for four Square One classrooms each month for a year. Thank you, AIC!
Submitted by Cara Cole on January 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Our Square One school-age children enjoyed a wonderful day of creative expression at Let's Gogh Art. Through this program, the children are led by talented instructors who encourage their creative spirit and fosters their creativity while promoting the value of art.
The future is bright for these budding artists!