Monday-Thursday 9:30am-11:30am September-May

SHFC follows the South Hadley Public School’s calendar in closings, holidays, and vacations.

7 Woodbridge Street, South Hadley Ma 01075

Located in the lower level of All Saints’ Episcopal Church

Latest News

Happy New Year!

I look forward to spending this year with all of you. It’s cold outside so come join me at the center to warm up and have some fun!

Thank you for your support at our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year!

Thank you for making our Barnes & Noble Bookfair a huge SUCCESS!  We raised $1,000 that we will use towards events and activities at the SHFC.


As we move into winter at the SHFC, it always help to have supplies. We rely on donations and hope we can count on your help. Please consider donating:

                                                                        baby wipes
paper towels
pretzel sticks (no other kind of pretzels – sticks only)

Don’t forget to check our calendar for upcoming events.




January 2018

Monday, 1/8: visit from Sarah Lusardi. She is a social worker and available to answer your questions on early childhood development. She is a wonderful support!

Monday, 1/15: SHFC is closed for MLK Day

Monday, 1/22: Story time with Mary (from Berkshire Hills Music Academy).

Saturday, 1/27: the SHFC will be open from 10-12 pm. More details coming soon.

Come and Play!

SHFC is closed for summer break but will open Monday, Sept. 11th.

The South Hadley Family Center offers drop-in playgroups four mornings a week (September-May) for parents, caregivers, and children birth to five.  For children, the playgroups provide the opportunity to learn and master social skills during free play with peers and caregivers, and to participate in craft activities, snack, and circle time.  For parents and caregivers, the Family Center playgroups offer a fun, educational environment for children and serves as a source of information, resources, and mutual support.  Parents and caregivers value contact with other adults who understand what it is like to spend many hours weekly with young children.

A typical schedule at SHFC:

9:30-10:45 Free play! Build a block tower, cook in the play kitchen, explore the sensory table or do an art project. There are so many fun things to do!

10:45- Snack Time! Pretzel sticks and water are served. If you’d prefer to bring your own healthy snack that’s fine to do. Just please no nuts. (donations of pretzel sticks are always appreciated)

11:15-11:30 Clean up and Closing Circle! Sing some songs and listen to a great story

Each month literacy and developmental specialists are available during Center hours. As well as visits from local preschool teachers, musicians, and other special guests. Please check the monthly calendar to see when they plan to visit.