• Square One Rewards

    Incentive program for parents and earning "Square Bucks" by participating in home visits and support programs. These can be redeemed at our Rewards Store.

  • School Age Child Care

    Children entrusted to our care are given the chance to learn, grow and build skills to help them succeed in school and in life. We provide after school care for children from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Our program includes physical fitness, nutrition, literacy support, homework help and academic skill building, and much more…

Mission Moments

  • Mom Squad is a vital program built to serve mothers who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

  • The LAUNCH curriculum consists of fun, physical activities that includes topics such as conflict resolution, personal safety, hygiene, nutrition, stress reduction and more.

  • 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.

Reader Raves is now open!

Reader Raves is now open!

Help us prepare to win the 2017 Reader Raves by voting today!

  • Best Non-Profit Organization
  • Best Day Care/Pre-School
  • Best Charity Event: Square One Annual Tea Party

Growing Our Mom Squad

Square One was awarded $150,000 from the Hampden County Regional Employment Board to implement a new program for at-risk youth. 

 

Participants served through this program - the Square One Young Mom Squad - will work toward the completion of their HiSET (GED certificate) and experience work opportunities leading to the development of a career plan and improved self-sufficiency. 

 

Five Years Later...the Sun Shines Brighter than Ever

FROM THE DESK OF JOAN KAGAN

As our region observes the fifth anniversary of the tornado that struck our region on June 1, 2011, I want take a moment to reflect upon the events that day, and how proud I am of how far Square One has come.

Preschool Expansion Program enrolling new students

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Thanks to the Preschool Expansion Grant, the Springfield Public School Department is partnering with three of the region’s most highly regarded early educators to provide free preschool for qualifying families. Laura Mendes is from Springfield Public Schools and she joins us with more information.

Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

For more than 130 years, Square One has met the challenge of providing quality early-childhood education, thus serving not only young people, but also their families and the community. Today, as the importance of such education becomes ever more apparent, the challenges to providing it continue to mount. Square One is trying to meet those challenges through vital connections to a host of constituencies. Read more here.

For more than 130 years, Square One has met the challenge of providing quality early-childhood education, thus serving not only young people, but also their families and the community. Today, as the importance of such education becomes ever more apparent, the challenges to providing it continue to mount. Square One is trying to meet those challenges through vital connections to a host of constituencies. Read more here.

Horses, Hats and Hors d'oeuvres

Square One had no horse in the race, but came out a huge winner in the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby! Hundreds of Square One community supporters donned hats and seersucker suits and joined us at the Colony Club for an evening of awareness, fundraising and fun.

 

A great time was had by all, thanks to our good friends at the Gaudreau Group who were this year's Presenting Sponsor. Special thanks to our host Jeff Lomma and our event supporters Northeast IT, the Colony Club, Kate Grey Boutique and Inspired Marketing.

 

Painting with a Twist!

Painting with a Twist!

 

Looking for a fun, creative evening out?

 

Join us for Painting with a Purpose on June 8, 2016! Painting with a Twist in East Longmeadow is hosting this wonderful event and will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to Square One. Join us and purchase your tickets today!

 
 

 

 

Their Feet are in the Door

Congratulations to the 20 women who recently completed the Foot in the Door workforce development program. Square One is proud to have been a partner in this 12-week pilot initiative, along with Dress For Success of Western Massachusetts, Baystate Health, MGM, Smith & Wesson, Columbia Gas, United Personnel, and Training & Workforce Options. With a 15,000 donation from Colombia Gas, the curriculum-based program took place every Saturday morning at Square One's Main Street site. The participants were provided with free child care while they attended classes.

Derby Party

Join us for a derby party on May 7

Join Square One for a Derby Party presented by The Gaudreau Group on Saturday, May 7 from 4:30-7:30pm at The Colony Club in Springfield, MA. Enjoy an evening of fun, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary mint julep; plus watch the race live. Don’t forget to wear a big hat and dress to impress for a chance to win prizes for Best Derby Attire.

Mom Squad

Mom Squad is a vital program built to serve mothers who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. It's a skills-based service where parents can earn childcare vouchers by committing to 30 hours of community service while taking the next steps toward their own career or educational path.

As parents work to achieve their goals they can rest assured that their children are enrolled in a safe, positive and educational environment with other kids their own age through Square One.

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