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.

What I like about Head Start are the dinosaurs!

— Head Start Student

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HCS Head Start's CEO Nicole Blais and Head Start staff were joined by Matt Bannister from PeoplesBank at the recent unveiling of the The Children's Museum at Holyoke new exhibit, the Automotive TECHnician Center presented by Marcotte Ford. This exhibit, now open for all to enjoy, is an immersive experience for kids to learn the ins and outs of how a car works! If you haven’t been to the museum in a while, you have to make plans to check this out. ... See MoreSee Less
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Please join us in celebrating the amazing mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and mother figures who play such vital roles in shaping the futures of our little ones. Your love, guidance, and strength light up our world! Happy Mother's Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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