Project Description

HCS Head Start is more than child care – it’s a program for you, too! Head Start’s Parent and Family Engagement Programs are designed to support a family’s well-being, strengthen the relationships between parents and their children, build partnerships between parents and staff and encourage on-going learning for families.

A variety of programs are offered to families enrolled in Head Start, including Family Fun Nights, Healthy Cooking Classes, Parent Meetings, Parent Volunteering, Parent Leadership, Father Engagement Activities, Parenting Classes, and more. Please call us at (413)788-6522 for more information about our current Parent, Family & Community Engagement Programs.

I have learned that being in your child’s life makes a big difference in their life and education.

— Head Start Parent

Family Fun Nights

We offer a variety of Family Fun nights, including Bingo for Books (shown above), and exciting seasonal family opportunities!

Please call us at (413)788-6522 for more information about our current Parent, Family & Community Engagement Programs.

Father Engagement Activities

It’s so much fun to carve pumpkins! And it’s a great way for dads and kids to spend time together. We offer a lot of different father / child programs.

Please call us at (413)788-6522 for more information about our current Parent, Family & Community Engagement Programs.

Healthy Cooking Classes

HCS Head Start offers healthy cooking classes – to help you feed your family well. Shown above, students in a recent “Cooking Matters!” class.

Please call us at (413)788-6522 for more information about our current Parent, Family & Community Engagement Programs.

Parent Volunteering Opportunities

We welcome parent volunteers! Reading aloud, helping in the classroom, and other activities are great ways for parents to be involved in HCS Head Start.

Please call us at (413)788-6522 for more information about our current Parent, Family & Community Engagement Programs.