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January 17, 2022
In 1967, in a speech at Atlanta’s Butler Street YMCA, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraged the nation to continue fighting for equality.
January 10, 2022
Edward Street asked our staff and friends in the community about their hopes and dreams for young children, families, and businesses in 2022.
December 16, 2021
When the United Way of Central Massachusetts organized its recent $1 Million Community Challenge—a Shark Tank-like search for bold community initiatives—they made early childhood a priority.
December 9, 2021
The research is in. Effective care and learning in early childhood correlates directly to academic and professional success. It even leads to better health in adulthood.
November 30, 2021
Their voices were passionate. The facts and figures were alarming. Their determination to keep fighting was undeniable.
November 23, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 are now approved, following the most rigorous vaccine safety process in history.
November 9, 2021
Early education and care centers are closing. The early education workforce, notoriously underpaid, is leaving in droves for other jobs. When centers do remain open, families with young children often can’t afford the cost of tuition.
October 27, 2021
Early education and care providers are the backbone of family life. They make it possible for families to work, knowing young children are safe, well-cared for, and on track for success in elementary school and beyond. Yet, the cost is out of reach for many families.
October 18, 2021
Break out the pumpkins, candy, and costumes. Halloween is here!
October 7, 2021
Feelings can be overwhelming, especially for young children. Sadness, anxiety, and even positive feelings like excitement are powerful enough to affect learning and social-emotional development.

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