The Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation (in partnership with Springfield Public Schools, Head Start, and United Way of Pioneer Valley) gives a free, well known children's book to each of the 1,500 Springfield area students enrolled in OWL.
OWL, or "Opening the World of Learning," is a comprehensive curriculum that covers all domains of early learning. Themes, skills, and concepts are developed through quality children's fiction and nonfiction trade books.
Each month, Springfield, MA-area pre-school students are provided a quality children's book, which they take home with them via a specially designed OWL book bag. The children enjoy the book in the home, where parents read it aloud to them on a regular basis.
Current Springfield Public Schools served by our OWL 'Plus' program include:
In addition, the OWL 'Plus' program serves two Head Start locations: Mason Square & Carew Street.
2012-13 OWL PROGRAM BOOKS
This year's current OWL program book titles include: