Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start is a multi-service agency, providing comprehensive programs, services and support to local communities, families and children.  We provide early childhood education, to prepare preschool children for kindergarten, and for life.

We offer traditional part-day early childhood programs at no cost to eligible families. In addition, HCS Head Start offers a full day option for eligible parents working or enrolled at school full time. Fees for the full day option range from sliding scale to full tuition.

We provide family and parent support, and opportunities for families to engage in a child’s education and in the HCS Head Start community. We also provide family and parent programs including cooking, money management, parenting classes, a healthy relationships program, and more.

Since its inception in 1965, Head Start has improved the lives of more than 32 million children and their families.

I want to thank the teachers for helping my kids excel, and feel good about themselves.

— Head Start Parent

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Helping children develop language is a key component to early learning. Our preschoolers at the Mason Square Head Start center had so much fun learning to sign with Time to sign. Teaching American Sign Language (ASL) is a fun and educational way to enhance communication for all! HCS is enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year! For more information, please call 413-417-7779 or visit us online! ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Friday! Our MGM center had a blast during their Family Engagement event at Lupa Zoo! Families and staff got to see lots of animals that they've been learning about in the classroom! A good time was had by all! If you want to give your child a Head Start before kindergarten give us a call or visit hcsheadstart.org/enrollment/ and apply today! ... See MoreSee Less
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