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Initiatives

Edward Street leads a variety of initiatives to improve the delivery of early learning services in Worcester.

Play Through the Lens of a Child

What happens when you give young children digital cameras and let them play? They get right to work, and we get a window into what makes them tick and how we can help. Come see Play Through the Lens of a Child, Edward Street’s exhibit of children’s photography. LOCATION: Printers Building Gallery...

Alignment Partnership Council

Formed in 2014, Worcester’s Alignment Partnership Council (APC) is a leadership coalition of early learning providers and programs serving young children and their families. Designed to align and strengthen early learning programs and services across the community the APC addresses opportunities to increase coordination of and transition across a continuum of services from birth to 3rd grade.

Book Buddies Early Literacy Program

Connecting local businesses with early learning centers. Placing books into the hands and homes of children. Did you know? More than one-third of American children enter kindergarten without the basic language skills they need to learn to read . Those critical early literacy skills include...

Day of Play Family Festival

Now in its 11th year, Edward Street's Day of Play Family Festival is returning to Elm Park! Join us on September 17, 2022. [Rain date: September 18th] Our one-day festival features more than 60 fun, interactive activities across eight play areas which emphasize how young children learn through play...

Master Teacher Project

In 2012, with support from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Edward Street created a bold pilot to strengthen and elevate early educator performance through an embedded Master Teacher. Each year, the Master Teacher works with new teaching teams, identifying goals and collaborating to grow...

Spring is Bursting Out All Over

Edward Street was proud to host this young children's art exhibit in the spring of 2021. Each stroke and fingerprint provides us a window into their thinking and learning.

Worcester Reads

Worcester Reads is a coalition committed to promoting early literacy and reading. Co-chaired by Edward Street and Worcester Education Collaborative, the initiative amplifies the important message of reading to every child every day. It is the Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day! It started with a...
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