• Out of School Time Care

    Square One offers programs during out of school time, school vacations, and certain holidays and teacher professional development days.

  • Family Center

    It’s All About Families

     

    Square One recognizes that families need and deserve support through the ups and downs of raising children. We also understand that families are the first teacher for children.

Mission Moments

  • Mom Squad is a vital program built to serve mothers who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

  • The LAUNCH curriculum consists of fun, physical activities that includes topics such as conflict resolution, personal safety, hygiene, nutrition, stress reduction and more.

  • Children are inside the classroom having fun and playing games. Throw in some singing, too. What you hear is the sound of young children learning early literacy skills.

Safety First

With the summer months upon us, it’s time for lakes, ponds, oceans and pools. Here are some important tips on keeping your children safe in the water this season.

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And the winner is....

SQUARE ONE! Congratulations to Liz Szarkowski, Joni Beck Brewer and the Square One Healthy Families team for earning the 2017 Legislative Advocacy Award! The award was presented by Children’s Trust of Massachusetts. 

Harvesting Our Future

Hands-on learning is such fun! Just ask the children enrolled in our School-age Program. They recently planted herbs, fruit and veggies to be enjoyed during the summer and fall months. In preparation for the planting, our staff visited two farms to learn what plants would grow best in our garden. We are anticipating a great harvest! Thank you Linda Lastowski for leading our staff and children in these creative, fun initiatives!

Green and Clean

Who knew that making our own green cleaning products could be so much fun?! Our Square One families learned the health benefits to green cleaning and low cost ways to create their own products. We are thankful to Springfield Healthy Homes and the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition for collaborating with Square One to offer this experience to our families.

Bike to the Future

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the Bike to the Future Motorcycle Ride benefitting Square One!

Learning to Give, Giving to Learn

For the second year in a row, our friend Jack paid us a visit following his birthday party. In lieu of birthday presents, Jack asks his friends to bring something to donate to a Square One family. THANK YOU, Jack, for setting wonderful example for others to follow. Your kindness is making a difference!

Celebrating Dad!

Our annual Father’s Day Picnic was a great success once again this year! Thank you to the staff, donors and families who came out to enjoy great food, games, face painting and lots of laughs. Thank you to all the Dads, Grand Dads, Step Dads, Foster Dads, and Dad figures in our lives!

Message from Joan

Dear Friends,

Dr. Seuss was once quoted as saying “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” We often hear variations of this phrase in May and June as we celebrate Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day.

 

How We Love Our Visitors!

Big thanks to all of our recent visitors!

Our very dear friends at Disability Management Services (DMS) and their families who recently spent the day with the children at our Main Street preschool classroom. We were also recently joined by Elias Acuna of Maria Acuna Real Estate, who took time out of his busy day to read to some of our preschoolers.

How fortunate Square One is to have such wonderful community supporters!

It’s Hip to Buy Squares

First there were dice. Then came Wendy’s hamburgers, followed by Rubik’s Cube and SpongeBob. Now, Bob Bolduc and his team at Pride Stores want to add Square One to the list of famous “squares.”

The locally owned chain of gas stations and convenience stores is launching a campaign where customers may purchase a “square” for one dollar, in support of the work Square One does with children and families throughout the region.

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