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December 7, 2022
It’s not big news to say that childcare improves academic performance through high school. It’s a logical assumption, proven by countless studies. What may surprise you is that children who attend early education and care programs enjoy greater physical and mental health… for life. Even more...
November 23, 2022
Have a young child or children on your gift list this holiday season? Here’s some fun you can feel good about. It’s Edward Street’s list of educational play gifts and books for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Gifts for infants, 0-12 months old Babies need stimulation and lots of it. Simple,...
September 29, 2022
What a day! After two years of virtual celebrations, the stars lined up for the 2022 Edward Street Day of Play Family Festival on Saturday, September 17th. The weather was amazing, children enjoyed play-based learning activities, and families connected and reconnected with neighbors, friends, and...
August 23, 2022
When the school day ends, a whole new world of learning opens up for Worcester youth. Woo-Labs isn’t your grandparents’ after school experience. Developed by the Worcester Education Equity Roundtable, an initiative of the Worcester Education Collaborative, in partnership with Edward Street and out-...
June 23, 2022
It’s a new era and a fresh opportunity, as Worcester Public Schools new superintendent of schools Dr. Rachel Monárrez is set to begin her role in July.
June 3, 2022
Made possible by the collaborative efforts of Edward Street, childcare providers, Worcester Public Schools, and Ready4K, with grants from the Massachusetts Department of Early and Secondary Education and ParentPowered, Ready4K is an evidence-based text messaging platform that helps programs engage with parents, and helps parents support their children.
May 18, 2022
Experiential learning. Positive playtime. Science education. Nutrition. Call it what you like—the Regional Environmental Council (REC) teaches children invaluable life skills.
March 28, 2022
Play Through the Lens of a Child, Edward Street’s new exhibit of children’s photography, shows what happens when adults empower self-expression and personal responsibility.
February 15, 2022
Local educational consultant, author, and public speaker, Wendy O’Leary, M.Ed., says that when educators and parents practice mindfulness for any amount of time, children in their lives reap the benefits.
January 10, 2022
Edward Street asked our staff and friends in the community about their hopes and dreams for young children, families, and businesses in 2022.

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