Head Start Opens New Location in Liberty Heights

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Head Start opened a brand new center within the Springfield Housing Authority today.

It’s for pre-school children and their families is located at the Sullivan Apartments in Liberty Heights.

Head Start provides comprehensive school readiness to nearly three dozen children in the area.

“These kids face a lot of obstacles to overcome. The way to overcome them is to get the kids when they’re young and give them the healthy, enriched head start that the Head SAtart program gives them,” says Springfield Housing Authority Director William Abrashkin.

The program focuses on cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of young children.

The Springfield Housing Authority already has centers in Robinson Gardens and Riverview Apartments.