Grand opening held for new HCS Head Start, Inc. Family Center

New location at 130 Maple Street in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Registration just became easier for parents signing up their kids for the Head Start Program in Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke.

Luzilene Reimao was the first parent to sign her child up at Head Start’s new registration center at 130 Maple Street in Springfield Wednesday. She told 22News that her 11-year-old daughter had benefited from Head Start when she was younger.

“She liked it. You know, she had great teachers, did good there,” Reimaio said.

More than 1,000 children, some as young as two years old, are currently enrolled in the early education program founded in western Massachusetts fifty years ago.