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July 11, 2024
Some say it takes a village to raise a child. In Worcester and its surrounding communities, parents, care providers, and community leaders play important roles in early childhood learning and development. They often work together to support children in the first few years of life. Yet, doing so has...
June 27, 2024
Helping children understand and manage their feelings is a big responsibility. At Edward Street, we recognize the importance of healthy social-emotional development in young children. In July 2023, we were one of 18 Worcester area organizations awarded a grant via the UMass Memorial Health...
June 20, 2024
Each fiscal year (FY), Massachusetts lawmakers prepare a budget that dictates how they'll allocate resources for operating state and municipal governments, including funds for early education and care programs. The FY25 budget process involves Governor Maura Healey, the Massachusetts House of...
June 13, 2024
Summer has arrived! School is out, and families can enjoy many summertime activities in Worcester. Summer offers new opportunities for parents and children to have fun and learn together. It also allows parents to support the growth and development of their children. 5 Family-Friendly Summer...
May 15, 2024
As a parent, you want early childhood information from trustworthy sources. But when anyone can post anything about anyone online, how do you know which sources to trust? At Edward Street, we want you to feel confident in the information you receive from us and other sources for parents. We partner...
May 8, 2024
Cheers to 140 years! Edward Street is celebrating 140 years of helping young children and the caregivers who serve them in Central Massachusetts. Today, we'd like to share some of the stories of Edward Street from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s — and how we continue to grow and evolve. Edward Street...
April 17, 2024
Edward Street's 4th annual Children's Art Show is officially underway! By attending this year's art show, "Weaving 1,2,3 — Math, Motor Skills, and Masterpieces," you'll be able to view Worcester preschool students' awe-inspiring weaving masterpieces. You'll also discover how we're able to provide...
April 5, 2024
Recently, more than half of the 8,323 childcare providers in Massachusetts were told they'll receive less money than they originally expected from the state in May and June. This is due to adjustments to Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) grant payments to remain within the state's budget...
February 20, 2024
"This is a shared priority, and as such all of us should be part of the solution. Building a quality early education and care system that is affordable and available is not only the right thing to do for our people but also for our economy. We need to address the labor issue in EEC not only for...
January 18, 2024
“Covid gave us a bit of a gift. We had to cooperate and operate outside of silos to figure out how support and success could be achieved. It gave us this whole new level of permission,” Kim Davenport, vice president of Initiatives & Aligned Programs at Edward Street, says. “The question became...

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