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March 1, 2023
You’ve seen the news. Staffing shortages are affecting businesses across the state and country. The struggle to hire workers is hurting their bottom line and consumer access to goods and services. Affordable childcare offers an immediate solution with long term benefits. It allows more parents to...
February 2, 2023
Imagine 1.9 million fewer cases of heart disease, 21 million fewer cases of depression, and 2.5 million fewer instances of obesity in Worcester and across the United States. We can make this dream a reality simply by preventing and treating potentially traumatic events in children. At Edward Street...
January 26, 2023
Worcester Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rachel Monárrez has the right idea. In a January 8th Telegram column , she implored our community to “lean in, act courageously, and ignore the noise.” WPS, she said, “is poised to be a district that is a leader in the Commonwealth,” as it develops the...
January 11, 2023
Who wouldn’t want a more flexible brain? How about greater focus? A better memory? Stronger relationships with extended family? Individuals who are bilingual (speaking two or more languages) and biliterate (speaking, writing, and reading in two or more languages) have more active brains, and there...
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.

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