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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...
December 27, 2023
Happy almost New Year! With the new year comes new opportunities and excitement for early education and care. We’ve compiled a list of things you should stay tuned for in the local community in 2024. Welcoming new educators and mentors to the field Project Flourish welcomed their 6th cohort of...
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...
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...
April 11, 2023
Ours is a diverse community and families have diverse childcare needs. Fortunately, Central Massachusetts parents can choose from an array of high-quality, developmentally appropriate childcare programs across two broad categories: Early education and care centers (EECs) Family childcare providers...
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...
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...
August 23, 2022
When the school day ends, a whole new world of learning opens up for Worcester youth. Woo-Labs isn’t your grandparents’ after school experience. Developed by the Worcester Education Equity Roundtable, an initiative of the Worcester Education Collaborative, in partnership with Edward Street and out-...
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.

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