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October 30, 2023
When it comes to finding solutions to childcare issues in our local community, the research has been done and the conversations have been had. Now, thanks to the Equity from the Start Forum and support from families and community leaders, research is being turned into action Dodi Swope, the Project...
October 5, 2023
Investment in early education and childcare is essential to the success of young children, as well as those who work in the field. Last month, the Massachusetts State Budget for the 2024 Fiscal Year was finalized, and included victories and funding for early education and childcare. The budget...
October 3, 2023
After postponing the festival in June due to inclement weather, the 2023 Day of Play Family Festival took place on Saturday, September 16th – and it was a huge hit! Thousands of people attended this year’s festival, including Massachusetts State Senator, Robyn Kennedy! Not even a forecasted...
September 6, 2023
Sometimes when you get lemons…you make lemonade! That’s certainly the case with our 2023 Day of Play Family Festival, which is better than ever after being rescheduled! Day of Play was originally slated for June. Although we were rained out at the time, the great news is that we’re back and ready...
August 28, 2023
The history and mission of NAEYC The foundation for future success in a person’s life starts in early childhood with high quality education and childcare. There is a small window of opportunity to provide this life-changing care, and the guidance of high standards ensures that children get what...
August 15, 2023
by Kelsey Connor (Guest Blogger and 2023 Edward Street Intern) For the past 13 years, Edward Street has hosted several interns, many of whom attended College of Holy Cross right here in Worcester. This year, I was lucky enough to be Edward Street’s 11th intern from the school. Edward Street...
August 1, 2023
Edward Street partners lend a helping hand In launching the Welcome Babies Project, Yolanda Ramos and Dodi Swope—consultants with the Together For Kids Coalition (TFKC), an Edward Street partner —have been getting tremendous support from other organizations. Examples include: Pernet Family Health...
July 18, 2023
Imagine the questions that go through the mind of a caregiver with an infant regarding everything from healthcare to nutrition, nearby recreation areas, childcare facilities, stroller and baby seat availability, and child-friendly transportation. The questions are truly endless. Unfortunately,...
June 21, 2023
The pandemic may be over but children, and the staff that serve them, are still feeling the effects. Childcare and out-of-school time providers continue to report increased social-emotional needs, due in part to pandemic-related social isolation and instability during critical stages of development...
June 6, 2023
It’s the best time of the year – Day of Play 2023 is almost here! For its 12th year, the Day of Play Family Festival is once again ready to unite the Greater Worcester Community for another activity-filled day of learning, growing, and playing together. 12 years of play Not only is this the 12th...

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