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.

Head Start is an excellent program. It really does help children get ahead. All three of my children have gone to Head Start and have excelled in school.

— Head Start Parent
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HCS Head Start offers competitive pay, great benefits, and an excellent work environment! Find out more about our open positions at hcsheadstart.org/employment/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Investing in your child's future is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. HCS Head Start is a preschool program that provides comprehensive services to help your child succeed in all areas of life. At Head Start, we understand that every child is unique. That's why we focus on the whole child, offering education, health, mental health, and nutrition services that are tailored to each child's specific needs. We also encourage family engagement, so you can be an active participant in your child's education.Investing in your child's education is an investment in their future. So, why wait? Apply today! Call 413-417-7779 or visit hcsheadstart.org for more info! ... See MoreSee Less
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