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March 5, 2021
When Worcester Public Schools (WPS) suspended in-person learning due to the pandemic, early education and care providers and youth service agencies answered the call.
February 24, 2021
Last week, a bill two years in the making was filed at the Massachusetts State Legislator. The Common Start Legislation calls for a 5-year pathway to universal early education and care (EEC) for children ages 0-5.
February 11, 2021
Young children are facing a lot these days. The unpredictability and isolation of COVID-19 can bring feelings of loneliness and confusion, and a lack of age-appropriate learning opportunities.
September 5, 2018
Parent Question: My 3 year old will be starting preschool in the fall, is there any prep work I can do to make the transition easier? Educator Response: That is a terrific question! Yes, there are several great things you can do to help transition your child to preschool. It is both an exciting and...
August 26, 2018
Parent Question: My son is about to start preschool and I was hoping you could give me some tips about how to handle leaving him there! He has never been in a group care setting and I’m not sure how he’s going to do when I leave. I have friends who say that their children cried every day for weeks...
August 7, 2018
Parent Question: My daughter is starting preschool next week. She is just going to be 2.9. I’m a little worried because the classroom that she will be going into is a mixed age room. We had a visit today and she is so little compared to some of the children! I’m worried about her being in the room...
July 17, 2018
Parent Question: I have a daughter, she just turned four a couple of weeks ago. I’ve bought her a few ABC work books but she shows no interest in doing any of them. Should I be concerned by this? Educators Response: Thank you for writing in, this topic is one that many parents have questions about...
June 5, 2018
Parent Question: We are parents to a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old boy, sometimes we hear our daughter say things like “I’m so dumb.” Or “I can’t do anything right.” This concerns us, we want our children to have a good sense of self-esteem. What can we do to promote a healthy self-esteem in our...
May 16, 2018
Parent Question We sailed through the “terrible twos” in my house without incident, but since my son has turned three he has become a monster! It feels like every little part of the day becomes a power struggle. This is especially true if we have to get out of the house to be somewhere, or at times...
January 15, 2018
Parent Question I have a 2.9 year old daughter who doesn’t have a lot of language. She says about 50 words, I think she has a speech delay. What should I do? Teacher Response The first thing we want to say is we are not speech pathologists and that you should talk to your child’s pediatrician. They...


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