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May 15, 2024
As a parent, you want early childhood information from trustworthy sources. But when anyone can post anything about anyone online, how do you know which sources to trust? At Edward Street, we want you to feel confident in the information you receive from us and other sources for parents. We partner...
May 8, 2024
Cheers to 140 years! Edward Street is celebrating 140 years of helping young children and the caregivers who serve them in Central Massachusetts. Today, we'd like to share some of the stories of Edward Street from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s — and how we continue to grow and evolve. Edward Street...
April 17, 2024
Edward Street's 4th annual Children's Art Show is officially underway! By attending this year's art show, "Weaving 1,2,3 — Math, Motor Skills, and Masterpieces," you'll be able to view Worcester preschool students' awe-inspiring weaving masterpieces. You'll also discover how we're able to provide...
April 5, 2024
Recently, more than half of the 8,323 childcare providers in Massachusetts were told they'll receive less money than they originally expected from the state in May and June. This is due to adjustments to Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) grant payments to remain within the state's budget...
March 11, 2024
Have a child? You may soon be able to save more money thanks to an expanded federal tax credit. At Edward Street, we're all about helping families access high quality childcare and early education services without breaking their budgets. Today, we're looking at the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and what...
February 27, 2024
What should families look for when they choose a childcare program? The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has 10 standards for early childhood programs to help families in Worcester and its surrounding communities evaluate an early learning center, preschool, or...
February 16, 2024
The "Gateway to Pre-K" agenda is designed to "fundamentally transform" early education in Massachusetts. But how exactly? At Edward Street, we're excited about Gateway to Pre-K — and today, we're breaking down the agenda and explaining what it means for parents and educators. What Is the Gateway to...
January 12, 2024
We previously profiled Project Flourish , a program developed by the Family Services of Central Massachusetts. The apprenticeship program, backed with fundraising and support from Edward Street, was designed to help current and aspiring educators accomplish their career goals, earn necessary...
January 4, 2024
Most of us – even kids – make new year’s resolutions! Here are some for 2024 that you can help young children keep! I want to make new friends! A child’s wish: This year, I want to make as many new friends as possible! I want to meet new people and for us to spend our days laughing, playing, and...
December 27, 2023
Happy almost New Year! With the new year comes new opportunities and excitement for early education and care. We’ve compiled a list of things you should stay tuned for in the local community in 2024. Welcoming new educators and mentors to the field Project Flourish welcomed their 6th cohort of...

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