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 like the blocks. And I can sing my ABCs! Want to hear me?

— Head Start Student

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Happy Father’s Day from your friends at HCS Head Start.This is a special message for all fathers and male caregivers… We see you. Not just today, but every day. At Head Start we work hard to make sure you feel welcomed and valued as caregivers and contributors to the community. If you’d like to learn more and support your child’s learning goals, reach out and together we can design a program where your child can thrive. ... See MoreSee Less
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HCS was proud to march in the 250th Ludlow Birthday Celebration parade! Our Parkside Early Learning Center is celebrating something too. Parkside is celebrating 50 years of providing high quality early learning opportunities for young children and their families!!! A BIG thank you to the families and staff that came out to celebrate 🎉 For enrollment information please visit our website at hcsheadstart.org! Apply for September, today! #ludlowma#250th#communitysupport#EnrollmentOpen#headstart ... See MoreSee Less
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