• 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).

  • SPPTP

    Springfield Pregnant & Parenting Teen Project.

    SPPTP offers teen parents case management, educational support and group services.

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.

Springfield Cooperative Preschool (SCOOP)

Kris Allard on Mass Appeal

The Springfield Public Schools, Square One, YMCA Early Learning Center and HCS Head Start, Inc. is hosting a NEW cooperative preschool program. This program is open to children living in Springfield who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016, and whose family’s income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The program will be offered full days, year-round and has available slots for immediate enrollment.  There is no cost to parents. Transportation is NOT provided.

Check out the video announcing the initiative on Mass Appeal in 2015:

Springfield Cooperative Preschool Now Enrolling!

The Springfield Public Schools, Square One, YMCA Early Learning Center and HCS Head Start, Inc. is hosting a NEW cooperative preschool program. This program is open to children living in Springfield who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016, and whose family’s income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The program will be offered full days, year-round and has available slots for immediate enrollment.  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. 

President Signs CCDBG

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance to families, as well as funding to support quality initiatives for child care settings. CCDBG is administered to states and the states then use these grants to subsidize, in-part, agencies like Square One which provide child care for low-income working families. Most of this assistance is administered through vouchers which can be used by parents for the provider or program of their choice. 

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