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Growing the Heart of the Commonwealth sets a community framework for early learning.

We’re making change happen today and every day. Check out our Blog, read local and national News about early childhood, and find recent publications, such as our Annual Report.


What’s the current state of childcare in Worcester and statewide? Kim discusses today’s challenges and opportunities, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • January 20, 2024 - January 20, 2024 - Elevated - Together, we elevated systems of support, resources, and advocacy to help ensure the healthiest of starts for young children, their families and the early childhood education and care community.  While we eagerly dove into the work of elevating and promoting early childhood success, we realized again that listening to children, their families, the colleagues we serve, and YOU is what brings about a community’s commitment to enhancing the lives of young children and families.
  • March 2, 2023 - You Cared and We are Rebounding - With you, our youngest children began rebounding. We stepped out of the pandemic and found ways to meet the needs of recovery. Together, your partnership supported us in navigating new realities.  We accelerated recovery, and re-imagined what our early education and care system needed. We also returned to joy. While we eagerly dove into the work of recovery, we realized again that listening to children held the key to rebounding.
  • October 1, 2021 - Finding a Way Together - Hope found a way this year. You found a way. Our collective resilience sustained and lifted all of us.  We are one community and together we navigated our way forward. Yet, we still have work to do. Thank you for driving change across our local community and within the Commonwealth, ensuring that young children and their families are valued as part of a thriving community.
  • August 20, 2020 - Because of You - You make our work possible. Each day we are motivated by the people we meet and through the projects on which we collaborate.  You engage our curiosity.  You nudge us to ask more questions. You stand with us when we need the voices of many. In 2019 we made great strides for young children from elevating a community Early Childhood Strategic Plan for Worcester into city leadership circles to crafting an innovative early education apprenticeship program to bolster the workforce to advancing more resources to grow our trauma informed community and resilient classrooms.