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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...
September 14, 2022
How sweet it is! After two years of virtual festivals, Edward Street’s Day of Play Family Festival returns to Elm Park on Saturday, September 17th, 11AM-4PM . (The rain date is Sunday, September 18th.) Join us as we celebrate children and families and the organizations that support them. Free to...
July 7, 2022
There’s a shortage of infant formula nationwide. However, Worcester families have options.
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.
November 23, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 are now approved, following the most rigorous vaccine safety process in history.
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.


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