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May 18, 2022
Experiential learning. Positive playtime. Science education. Nutrition. Call it what you like—the Regional Environmental Council (REC) teaches children invaluable life skills.
May 5, 2022
Developed by the Center for Childcare Careers, a program of Seven Hills affiliate Family Services of Central MA, with strategic and fundraising support from Edward Street, Project Flourish helps early career professionals advance via classroom instruction, mentoring, pay increases, and professional certifications.
April 20, 2022
She was the first woman from Worcester to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate and became a tireless champion of children and families.
April 13, 2022
Childhood anxiety, a growing concern in the United States, is more than a short-term disruption. It can severely impact learning and social-emotional development.
April 6, 2022
It’s now clear to state legislators that Massachusetts’ childcare system, or lack thereof, isn’t working. Unaffordable for many families, it leaves children without high-quality learning and care, forces parents to forgo jobs and careers, and leaves businesses without staff. Early educators are severely underpaid, further destabilizing programs and undermining childhood development.
March 28, 2022
Play Through the Lens of a Child, Edward Street’s new exhibit of children’s photography, shows what happens when adults empower self-expression and personal responsibility.
March 17, 2022
In February, Massachusetts put in place a new early education and care fee structure for families who have “subsidized slots” in licensed programs. They had good reason to do so, say local providers.
March 7, 2022
Economic opportunity is out of reach for far too many individuals and households in the Commonwealth. Our economy is off tilt with its widening wealth gap and persistent poverty rate (22% in Worcester).
February 15, 2022
Local educational consultant, author, and public speaker, Wendy O’Leary, M.Ed., says that when educators and parents practice mindfulness for any amount of time, children in their lives reap the benefits.
February 8, 2022
When Chef John Lawrence of Peppers Artful Events isn’t preparing gourmet meals in the company’s Northborough kitchen, you might find him at Worcester’s Rainbow Child Development Center.

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