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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • September 1, 2015 - Community definition of kindergarten readiness created with a cross section of the mixed delivery system -  kindergarten and preschool teachers, center leaders, institutes of higher education, and Head Start administrators.
  • April 1, 2010 - Report by Early Education for All highlights our work in Worcester
  • March 22, 2010 - Social issue Report from Root Cause
  • November 1, 2009 - The outline of a plan for a local system of early education and care completed by Edward Street for the Early Learning Leadership Advisory Council
  • October 1, 2009 - Research by the Bessie Tartt Wilson Foundation
  • September 1, 2009 - An outline of various compensation initiatives across the country by College of the Holy Cross intern, Ilse Willems.
  • December 18, 2008 - Research completed by Edward Street in collaboration with students from WPI
  • February 1, 2008 - Results of a survey of Worcester Early Education and Care Providers
  • March 21, 2005 - Report of the American Planning Association
  • March 1, 2004 - Report completed by the National Economic Development and Law Center