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December 7, 2022
It’s not big news to say that childcare improves academic performance through high school. It’s a logical assumption, proven by countless studies. What may surprise you is that children who attend early education and care programs enjoy greater physical and mental health… for life. Even more...
November 23, 2022
Have a young child or children on your gift list this holiday season? Here’s some fun you can feel good about. It’s Edward Street’s list of educational play gifts and books for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Gifts for infants, 0-12 months old Babies need stimulation and lots of it. Simple,...
November 17, 2022
It’s not often an early childhood program has the opportunity to create a facility wholly designed to support young children and families. But the Guild of St. Agnes always responds to community needs, right down to its convenient new location. “We heard from Worcester State University about their...
November 10, 2022
Dear Local and Statewide Elected Officials: Congratulations on your victory November 8th. We appreciate your commitment to serving our community. We’ve been celebrating with you. Now, the work begins. Tackle these five tasks and voters of all ages will benefit. Task #1: Get schooled in the...
November 1, 2022
The alarm has been sounded. “Massachusetts,” says a recent report from Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, “is facing a perfect storm of circumstances which, if not addressed, threaten to undermine the state’s historic advantage in attracting and retaining both businesses and talent, and could...
October 20, 2022
Join us in promoting early childhood success this November! Edward Street’s 2022 Election Guide is here to show you how. A vote for early childhood is a vote for the community Why is Edward Street so focused on early childhood? Let us count the ways. Millions of neurons are formed each second...
October 4, 2022
For parents and caregivers who are new to Worcester or feel isolated while working from home, caring for young children can be a lonely experience. But meaningful, lasting connections are made at Playgroups offered by the Worcester Family Partnership . Bringing families together. Enhancing child...
September 29, 2022
What a day! After two years of virtual celebrations, the stars lined up for the 2022 Edward Street Day of Play Family Festival on Saturday, September 17th. The weather was amazing, children enjoyed play-based learning activities, and families connected and reconnected with neighbors, friends, and...
September 14, 2022
How sweet it is! After two years of virtual festivals, Edward Street’s Day of Play Family Festival returns to Elm Park on Saturday, September 17th, 11AM-4PM . (The rain date is Sunday, September 18th.) Join us as we celebrate children and families and the organizations that support them. Free to...
September 1, 2022
You may have heard the news. In early August, Massachusetts raised MCAS score requirements for high school graduation. We applaud the state’s determination to graduate young people who are ready for careers and college. However, standardized testing is only part of the solution. We urge legislators...

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