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February 27, 2024
What should families look for when they choose a childcare program? The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has 10 standards for early childhood programs to help families in Worcester and its surrounding communities evaluate an early learning center, preschool, or...
January 12, 2024
We previously profiled Project Flourish , a program developed by the Family Services of Central Massachusetts. The apprenticeship program, backed with fundraising and support from Edward Street, was designed to help current and aspiring educators accomplish their career goals, earn necessary...
January 4, 2024
Most of us – even kids – make new year’s resolutions! Here are some for 2024 that you can help young children keep! I want to make new friends! A child’s wish: This year, I want to make as many new friends as possible! I want to meet new people and for us to spend our days laughing, playing, and...
August 15, 2023
by Kelsey Connor (Guest Blogger and 2023 Edward Street Intern) For the past 13 years, Edward Street has hosted several interns, many of whom attended College of Holy Cross right here in Worcester. This year, I was lucky enough to be Edward Street’s 11th intern from the school. Edward Street...
February 2, 2023
Imagine 1.9 million fewer cases of heart disease, 21 million fewer cases of depression, and 2.5 million fewer instances of obesity in Worcester and across the United States. We can make this dream a reality simply by preventing and treating potentially traumatic events in children. At Edward Street...
December 21, 2022
Thanks to family childcare providers across the city, families with young children have choices that match their cultural values, common languages, budget, and home and work locations. Yet, despite their importance to the community, many family childcare providers (who are early educators...
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.
March 14, 2022
Education Committee co-chairs, Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Alice Peisch, released the final report of the Special Legislative Early Education and Care Economic Review Commission, which outlined short, mid and long-term steps necessary to stabilize the early education and care in...
August 23, 2021
Edward Street attracts student interns across vast academic disciplines who share in this nonprofit’s dedication to making our world a better place.
July 9, 2021
Early childhood education and care demand a unique approach. To prepare for a successful future, young children need effective educators by their side, and Edward Street is here to help.


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