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Springfield, MA (September 21, 2020) – As working parents continue to navigate the unchartered territories surrounding remote education, Square One is answering the call for help.

 

The agency is now providing full-day remote learning support for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade, in addition to expanded offerings for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Enrollment is available at three Square One early learning centers in Springfield, as well as the agency’s network of home-based child care providers who operate throughout the region.

 

Through the generosity of funders, including the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and Square One’s corporate and individual donors, all locations are outfitted with the technology and staffing needed to accommodate each student’s needs during remote learning. All guidelines surrounding social distancing, cleanliness, and personal protective equipment are being strictly enforced. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

 

“It is our mission and our responsibility to do everything we can to support families during this very challenging time,” says Dawn DiStefano, Executive Vice President. “We hope that by expanding our services, we are offering parents peace of mind and confidence that their children are learning and cared for in a safe, healthy environment.”

 

For more information, parents are urged to contact the Square One enrollment office at 413.732.5183.

 

With the expansion of services, also comes a need for financial support from the community.

 

“We are thankful to have the support of our state officials, foundations, corporations and individual donors who make it possible for us to provide the resources our staff and children need to ensure success,” says Joan Kagan, President & CEO. “But, with the growing demand for our programs and services, comes a great need for additional financial support. It is critical they we expand our donor base in correlation with our expanded offerings.”

 

Donors are asked to support the Campaign for Healthy Kids by texting “ABC123” to “4432,” visiting www.startatsquareone.org, or by contacting Kristine Allard, Vice President of Development & Communication at kallard@startatsquareone.org.