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December 11, 2023
Make learning fun and memories that will last forever over the holidays! We’ve curated a list of experiences and gifts that are fun and educational for kids ages two to six years old. After all, spending time together is the best part of the holiday season. Experiences you can share together at...
August 1, 2023
Edward Street partners lend a helping hand In launching the Welcome Babies Project, Yolanda Ramos and Dodi Swope—consultants with the Together For Kids Coalition (TFKC), an Edward Street partner —have been getting tremendous support from other organizations. Examples include: Pernet Family Health...
July 18, 2023
Imagine the questions that go through the mind of a caregiver with an infant regarding everything from healthcare to nutrition, nearby recreation areas, childcare facilities, stroller and baby seat availability, and child-friendly transportation. The questions are truly endless. Unfortunately,...
May 9, 2023
When children, families, and our community partners gather for Edward Street’s 12th annual Day of Play Family Festival this summer, they’ll have plenty of opportunities for creative play. For good reason. A growing body of research is proving what early educators and parents have always known:...
April 26, 2023
The last day of the school year is fast approaching, but it won’t spell the end of learning and growth. Far from it. Summer vacation brings unique opportunities for new and favorite activities, time with family and friends (new and old), outdoor exploration, and more. Looking for stuff to do with...
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,...
October 4, 2022
For parents and caregivers who are new to Worcester or feel isolated while working from home, caring for young children can be a lonely experience. But meaningful, lasting connections are made at Playgroups offered by the Worcester Family Partnership . Bringing families together. Enhancing child...
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...

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