Next Level
for Families

A groundbreaking community initiative to expand childcare to all hours of the day.

Square One has identified that our community is evolving and the need for overnight and weekend childcare is in demand more than ever. We are proud to partner with organizations such as MGM Springfield, Baystate Health, Smith & Wesson, FOCUS and others on our newest initiative, Square One: Next Level.

Square One is taking it to the Next Level. We know the challenges associated with working unique hours and we’re here to help. By now offering overnight and weekend childcare, we hope to provide critical resources that you need to feel secure in your employment and take the next step in your career.

Square 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 more productive when they have high quality early education, nurturing adults to care for them, and a safe and healthy community in which to live. Our providers are vetted, trained and educated on proper childcare methods. We encourage an educative approach, conduct home checks and stay involved throughout the process. Your child will thrive and so will you.

The Process For Becoming a Provider

  • Contact our Family Child Care Enrollment Coordinator, Lakisha Coppedge, to confirm enrollment availability.
  • Childcare is available to everyone, including those who may qualify for financial assistance. We accept vouchers.

Attend a provider information session to gain more information or download a flyer.