We hope you'll join us on May 2nd for WIC Day at Heritage Park in Holyoke from 1:00-4:00. The event is FREE and open to all! There will be plenty of activities including a cooking demonstration, coloring, playdough station, free books, prizes and more! We hope to see you there!

Be sure to click here to see the video of our WIC Community Coordinator on Mass Appeal talking about the program and teaching us how to make a strawberry and yogurt parfait. 

Mt Carmel 2.JPGDuring the school year we offer after school care from 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. and VOC transportation servies picks up children from 6 Chicopee Public Schools and brings them to the program.  While the children are in our care, they enjoy an afternoon snack, outdoor play, homework assistance, literacy and science programing on a weekly basis to provide enrichment activities for all of the children.  We also have special visitors such as Mad Science, Forest Park Zoo on the Go, Ed Popielarcyzk, and Zumba fitness instructors who come in throughout the year. 

We also offer extended care on school vacations and snow days.  During the summer, the extended day offers children the opportunity to engage in literacy activities and thematic curriculum activities from the Creative Minds and/or Nature Curriculum where they can plan, design, and grow a garden and participate in cooking with some of the vegetables from the garden.  Additionally, we receive visits from the Chicopee Library Bookmobile, have daily swimming at the public pool and take weekly field trips.  

We do have openings available so give us a call at 413-552-1559 to sign up!