Square One:
Next Level

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

Our Mission

At Square One, we believe in the notion that if you start with early childhood education and provide care to working families, you build a better community. We’ve been fulfilling this mission since 1883, evolving with our neighborhood and supporting local families.

As Western Massachusetts grows, diversifies, and addresses the needs of the community, so does Square One. Join us as we introduce our ground-breaking expansion and purposeful alignment with the needs of an underserved workforce here in the Pioneer Valley.

Benefits to The Community

Square One has identified that our community is evolving. The demand for second-shift, third-shift and weekend childcare is increasing. With strategic partners including MGM Springfield, Baystate Health, Smith & Wesson, FOCUS and others, Square One is taking it to the Next Level. We’re bringing jobs, employer benefits and childcare to an underserved population. We’re meeting our mission and building community relationships that will have long term impact on our success in the future. 

The community will benefit by gaining access to new, flexible career opportunities. Those looking to accept nontraditional positions, but experience challenges with childcare at those hours, will now have the ability to become employed without having to worry about who will care for their family.