Early Childhood Education

The Holyoke Public Schools offers free preschool programs in the Donahue, E.N. White, Kelly, Lawrence, McMahon, Metcalf, Morgan, Sullivan schools. Spaces are limited and have eligibility requirements. To register for PreK, children MUST be 3 years old on or before by September 1st  September 1, 2018 . Students are assigned to their zone school (visit http://hosting.tighebond.com/hps/ to find your school zone based on your residential address).

Click here to access the Pre-K registration form and register your student today!


Through special partnerships, both Head Start and Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) operate PreK programs in some of our neighborhood schools (please see details below).

Pre-K Enrollment

The registration period for the 2018-19 school year is now open through September 1, 2018. You can access the Pre-K Application by clicking here or get a copy at the Student Enrollment & Family Empowerment Center (57 Suffolk St, First Floor right) or at your neighborhood school.

Registration is by appointment only from M-F from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Please call the Student Enrollment and Family Empowerment Center at 413-534-2000 x1102 or x1103 for an appointment.

To complete enrollment at HPS, families must bring the following documentation (see more details in the application packet):

  • Completed Application
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Child’s physical health exam (within the last year), including lead test
  • 3 Proofs of address in Holyoke, including 1 from EACH category:
    • Evidence of Identification: valid driver’s license, MA ID, passport, etc.
    • Evidence of Residency: Mortgage statement, signed lease, etc.
    • Evidence of Occupancy: Utility bill in your name dated within 60 days

Valley Opportunity Council Enrollment

VOC operates PreK classrooms at Sullivan School and Morgan School. For more information about enrolling in Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) please call (413) 552-1559.

Head Start Enrollment

Head Start operates the PreK program at Lawrence School. For more information about enrolling in Head Start please call (413) 788- 6522.

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Patricia Chavez,
Director of Early Childhood Education

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