Interview with Nicole Blais, CEO of HCS Head Start

In this episode we chat with Nicole Blais, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for Holyoke Chicopee Springfield (HCS) Head Start, Inc. located in Western Massachusetts.

  • We cover:
    What Head Start offers for infants and toddlers ages 0 to 5
  • How Head Start not only supports children but also parents and families
  • What sets the Holyoke Chicopee Springfield (HCS) Head Start apart from other Head Start locations
  • Nicole’s “full circle” moment of working under the preschool teacher who taught her at Head Start
  • The gratification of watching children from the Head Start program live successful lives
  • Exciting programs that are happening at Head Her advice for any professional looking to get into this nonprofit sector

And more!