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Edward Street Child Services Announces Name Change to Edward Street

Release Date: 
December 1, 2020

Kim Davenport
Managing Director
(508) 792-0220

WORCESTER, MA– Edward Street Child Services, a Central Massachusetts leader in early childhood investment and advocacy since 1883, announced today that it will begin operating under a new name.

The organization will be known as Edward Street, effective immediately, and has also unveiled a new logo and redesigned homepage. 

The name “Edward Street” reflects the organization’s evolution from The Day Nursery, a childcare center, to Edward Street Child Services, a supporter of childcare providers, to its current mission of broad investment in early childhood. Today, Edward Street promotes early childhood success through strategic partnerships, funding, advocacy, education and training, and its leadership in response to COVID-19.

“Now more than ever, early childhood leaders, providers and communities need to collaborate on behalf of children and families,” said Executive Director Eve Gilmore. “Edward Street is committed to investing in early childhood by building relationships and advocating for policies that advance the learning, development, health, safety and care of our youngest children, today and for generations to come.”

Edward Street initiatives include the Alignment Partnership Council, a coalition of providers and programs that seeks to align and strengthen services from birth to third grade; the Master Teacher Project; the Book Buddies Early Literacy Program; earlychildhoodcentral.org, a resource center for constituents; and the annual Day of Play Family Festival.

In response to COVID-19, Edward Street has curated trusted health and safety information; collaborated to provide emergency funding via the Commonwealth Children's Fund's Massachusetts Family Child Care Emergency Fund; helped establish virtual learning programming through training and support; and advocated for policies that promote early childhood education and care on the local and state levels.

For more information about Edward Street or its name change, contact Managing Director Kim Davenport at (508) 792-0220 or kdavenport@edwardstreet.org.

About Edward Street

Edward Street collaborates with communities, childcare providers and families to ensure Central Massachusetts’ youngest children have access to high quality early education and care. First established as a childcare center in 1883, Edward Street shifted to its current role of supporting and advocating for children, families and providers in 2003. Learn more at edwardstreet.org.