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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Today marks Patriots’ Day, a state holiday here in Massachusetts. The holiday exists to remember the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought during the American Revolution in 1775, to liberate America from British rule.It is NOT a federal holiday – so please note your Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield Head Start IS OPEN today. However, some things ARE closed, so plan ahead… for example state courts and offices, RMV locations, and municipal buildings are closed, but most banks are open, along with the post office and stock market. ... See MoreSee Less
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Our kiddos invited their families to have breakfast at their preschool. Eating meals together encourages conversation, helps children learn table manners, and can introduce new foods to their diet. Bellies were full of laughter and nutritious food. Great things are happening at HCS Head Start!🥞 🍳 🍌 #nutrition#FamilyStyleMeals#headstart#holyoke#ApplyToday ... See MoreSee Less
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