August 4, 2021
What do these Central Massachusetts families have in common? They’re either unaware of available support systems, ineligible due to income restrictions, or afraid of being stigmatized as poor or burdensome.
July 27, 2021
August is National Wellness Month! We’re celebrating with new health and wellness activities on our Day of Play site. Learn games that generate happiness, self-esteem and empathy while encouraging physical activity.
July 19, 2021
Pay for childcare professionals is absurdly low, when you consider the role educators play in society, yet requirements for employment are expensive—and difficult to meet while working full time.
July 9, 2021
Early childhood education and care demand a unique approach. To prepare for a successful future, young children need effective educators by their side, and Edward Street is here to help.
June 30, 2021
In Massachusetts, a livable wage—the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support his or herself and their family—is $17.74 per hour. The numbers simply don't line up.
June 16, 2021
In case you haven’t heard us say it before, we’re in favor of universal, affordable, high-quality childcare.
June 3, 2021
COVID-19 is still a threat; and work still needs to be done to keep our youngest safe, and to protect their learning and growth. But we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. https://ecotarium.org/
May 25, 2021
Last month, nearly 100 years later, President Joe Biden proposed an additional four years of coverage for early education and care, as part of the American Families Plan.
May 19, 2021
When the program needed a new facility in 2019, our own Executive Director Eve Gilmore was there to lend a hand.
May 7, 2021
She deserves it all — a safe and responsive environment that nurtures her today and helps her grow toward a bright future.