Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
MissionSquare One is committed to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed at school, at work and in life by providing educational programs, family support services, health and fitness resources, and a voice in the community. We know that children grow up to become better educated and productive when they have high quality early education, nurturing adults to care for them, and a safe and health community in which to live. At the core of everything we do is our belief, confirmed by research, that children who begin learning early become better learners for life.
What We DoToday, Square One provides a range of family-friendly education and support services that are unique to each child and every family served. Our focus is on providing opportunities for children and families to build the foundation for lifelong learning, to make smart choices, and to grow strong cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically.
Square One's programs include early education and care at centers in Springfield, home-based care settings located throughout greater Springfield, and out of school time care for elementary school age children. Our parent education, support and training programs are offered through groups, home visitation and personalized case management to help parents access whatever services are needed to be successful in their role as their child's first teacher.
Square One is a private nonprofit organization that receives funding from public agencies and donations from generous private sector businesses and individuals. Square One is fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.