Early Childhood Education

Read the District's Kindergarten Brochure /En Español to learn about the Vision, Curriculum, and Important things to remember as your family begins this educational journey.
Click to read the Metcalf School Brochure.

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Dual Language Program Information and Registration Night - March 31st at 5:30 PM at Metcalf School, 2019 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA

Kindergarten Information Night - Thursday, April 9th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM here at Metcalf School, 2019 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA

Early Childhood Program Accreditation from the NAEYC

The Holyoke Public Schools is proud to announce that the following schools earned accreditation from the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals - NAEYC:


E.N. White




NAEYC, ( National Association for the Education of Young Children) lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences. By earning accreditation, the Holyoke Public Schools has become a leader in a national effort to raise the quality of early childhood education, and to help give all children a better start.

Learning Resources:

Early Childhood Curriculum Guides

Guides for Preschool Learning Experiences

Kindergarten Learning Experiences

Click here to view video of the
Holyoke Public Schools
Literacy Initiatives.
To earn NAEYC's accreditation, a program conducts a self-study to determine how will it meets the standards After necessary improvements are made, the program is observed by independent, professional validators, and then reviewed by a national panel. Programs are accredited by NAYEC for a five-year period. All other elementary schools in the district are engaged in self-study with the
goal of attaining accreditation.

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Holyoke, MA 01040
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