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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.
October 18, 2021
Break out the pumpkins, candy, and costumes. Halloween is here!
October 7, 2021
Feelings can be overwhelming, especially for young children. Sadness, anxiety, and even positive feelings like excitement are powerful enough to affect learning and social-emotional development.
September 7, 2021
Edward Street’s Day of Play Family Festival turns ten years old this September and we’re celebrating with ten days of fun!
August 4, 2021
What do these Central Massachusetts families have in common? They’re either unaware of available support systems, ineligible due to income restrictions, or afraid of being stigmatized as poor or burdensome.
July 27, 2021
August is National Wellness Month! We’re celebrating with new health and wellness activities on our Day of Play site. Learn games that generate happiness, self-esteem and empathy while encouraging physical activity.
July 19, 2021
Pay for childcare professionals is absurdly low, when you consider the role educators play in society, yet requirements for employment are expensive—and difficult to meet while working full time.

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