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

Edward Street has completed several reports outlining local issues in early care and education. Additionally we have been involved with other organizations working on a state-wide agenda.


  • August 20, 2020
  • April 30, 2020 - In early April, Edward Street launched a survey to Worcester-area center-based and home-based providers to learn more about their engagement and contact with families during the Coronavirus pandemic and if they were able to gauge family stress levels.  This report summarizes survey responses and findings from April 2020.
  • June 18, 2018 - With funding through the Department for Early Education and Care, an updated preschool expansion plan was created which includes updates needs assessment information.  The plan was developed in partnership with WPS, community early learning programs, Worcester Community Connections, Seven Hills, Worcester Child Development Head Start, and many other organizations supporting young children and their families.
  • June 1, 2016 - Developed with support from the Department of Early Education and Care, this collaborative plan outlines the components and design of expanding high-quality preschool through Worcester's mixed delivery system.