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.
May 5, 2022
Developed by the Center for Childcare Careers, a program of Seven Hills affiliate Family Services of Central MA, with strategic and fundraising support from Edward Street, Project Flourish helps early career professionals advance via classroom instruction, mentoring, pay increases, and professional certifications.
April 20, 2022
She was the first woman from Worcester to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate and became a tireless champion of children and families.
Improve Brain Function, Reduce Anxiety, and Encourage Social-Emotional Wellness with the New Urban Parks Education Program
April 13, 2022
Childhood anxiety, a growing concern in the United States, is more than a short-term disruption. It can severely impact learning and social-emotional development.
Worcester Community Action Council’s New Resiliency Center Seeks to Advance Economic Mobility for All
March 7, 2022
Economic opportunity is out of reach for far too many individuals and households in the Commonwealth. Our economy is off tilt with its widening wealth gap and persistent poverty rate (22% in Worcester).
February 8, 2022
When Chef John Lawrence of Peppers Artful Events isn’t preparing gourmet meals in the company’s Northborough kitchen, you might find him at Worcester’s Rainbow Child Development Center.
February 8, 2022
Retired basketball coach, teacher and businessman Charles Luster is on a mission to eliminate food insecurity. He is working across Worcester to grow healthy food and believes, "No one in America should be starving." Part of his plan is teaching young children about gardening. In this NBC story,...
January 31, 2022
Monica Thomas-Bonnick, President of Edward Street’s Board of Directors, has lived in diverse locales across the country, from Texas and Oklahoma to New York City and now, Worcester.
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.