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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.


  • 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. -
  • May 1, 2016 - Results of a survey conducted in Spring 2016 by ESCS to understand compensation, benefits and key challenges for Worcester's early learning providers. -
  • March 1, 2016 - Our community's strategic framework for aligning resources and supports to create an effective early learning system to support children from birth to 3rd grade. -