HCS Head Start holding parades to celebrate end of school year

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – HCS Head Start is hosting several reverse parades for children and families to celebrate the end of the school year starting Wednesday and ending Monday.

According to a news release sent to 22News, a reverse parade has been organized by the staff as a way to say goodbye to the children for the summer. Staff will line the school parking lots with signs and decorated cars while parents of students will form a line of cars and pass through to say goodbye to each other.

The program closed on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the staff has continued to provide virtual services to children and families.

Wednesday’s parade will be at the Carew Head Start Center parking lot on 65 Carew Street from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The following is the full schedule:

  • Wednesday – Carew Head Start Center 65 Carew Street in Springfield from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday – MGM Child and Family Head Start Center in the MGM parking lot at 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday – Robinson Gardens Head Start Center at 51 Robert Dyer Circle at 1 p.m. location
  • Friday – Educare Springfield at 100 Hickory Street in the parking lot at 11 a.m.
  • Monday – Madison Head Start Center at 30 Madison Avenue in Springfield, in the parking lot at 12 p.m.

MAP: 65 Carew Street in Springfield

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