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Square One Launches Alumni Association

Springfield, MA (March 6, 2023) – It’s time to go back to Square One, where thousands of young children had their first early learning experience.

Formerly Springfield Day Nursery, Square One has been nurturing and educating infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children since 1883. The agency, now in its 140th year, is looking to gather its program graduates to formalize an alumni group.

“Over the years, tens of thousands of children have walked through our doors,” says Dawn DiStefano, President & CEO. “We are constantly bumping into folks who share fond memories of their teachers and friends, many of whom they are still in touch with today. We are excited to formalize this group to gather those stories, celebrate their success, and connect with more individuals who got their start with us.”

Alumni are asked to contact to complete a brief questionnaire, which can be found at, or contact Matt DeLoria at to learn more.

Since 1883, Square One has been committed to ensuring that all children and families have 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. Square One knows that children grow up to become better educated and more successful academically, emotionally, and socially when they have high-quality early education, nurturing adults to care for them, and a safe and healthy community in which to live.

Square One currently provides early learning services to over 500 infants toddlers, and school-aged children daily; and family support services to 1,500 families yearly each year.