This Summer Programs Guide provides a listing of 2018 camp programs available throughout the city to your children ... and to you! Through fun and engaging activities and programs, your children will be learning while they're having fun. Keeping our children engaged during the long school break helps to avoid summer learning loss that often puts our children behind academically when they return to school in the fall.
Springfield’s collaborative work to strengthen the quality of early childhood education was spotlighted recently in their Condition of Education in the Commonwealth (Winter 2018) report, Resetting the Pace of Education Reform: Lessons of Continuous Improvement of The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. Click here to read the report [PDF]
Springfield has been named a 2017 All-America City for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success.
See our Pride gift card winners sharing their reading photos and favorite books! Learn more about the program
We love to read Knuffle Bunny, my children love that the book has many funny words.
My daughter, Gaia, and I love reading books before bedtime, while we're out and about, and we always make some time each day to sit as a family and read!
My daughter, Sophia, and I are reading Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. My baby love colors, so I read to her about all the beautiful colors!
Emilio is 5 months old and already loves books. He is reading Cows Can't Jump with his grandmother, Emilia Rodriguez.
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