Initiatives

Edward Street leads a variety of initiatives to improve the delivery of early learning services in Worcester.

Alignment Partnership Council

Formed in 2014, Worcester’s Alignment Partnership Council (APC) is a leadership coalition of early learning providers and programs serving young children and their families. Designed to align and strengthen early learning programs and services across the community the APC addresses opportunities to increase coordination of and transition across a continuum of services from birth to 3rd grade.

Book Buddies Early Literacy Program

Connecting local businesses with early learning centers. Placing books into the hands and homes of children. Did you know? More than one-third of American children enter kindergarten without the basic language skills they need to learn to read . Those critical early literacy skills include...

Day of Play Family Festival

Now in its sixth year, the Edward Street Day of Play Family Festival is a one-day festival with more than 40 fun, interactive activities across six play areas which emphasize how young children learn through play. Held at Elm Park, this annual event attracts 5,000 people. A companion monthly...

Early Childhood Central

Portal for local information for agencies, parents and the community about early education, child development, child care openings, and public policy related to children.

Master Teacher Project

In 2012, with support from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Edward Street created a bold pilot to strengthen and elevate early educator performance through an embedded Master Teacher. Each year, the Master Teacher has the opportunity to work with new teaching teams, identifying goals and...

Worcester Reads

Worcester Reads is a coalition committed to promoting early literacy and reading. Co-chaired by Edward Street Child Services and Worcester Education Collaborative, the initiative amplifies the important message of reading to every child every day. It is the Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day! It...