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May 5, 2022
Developed by the Center for Childcare Careers, a program of Seven Hills affiliate Family Services of Central MA, with strategic and fundraising support from Edward Street, Project Flourish helps early career professionals advance via classroom instruction, mentoring, pay increases, and professional certifications.
April 1, 2022
Executive Directors, Eve Gilmore (Edward Street) and Marybeth Campbell (Worcester Community Action Council) penned an article about the urgency of making high quality, affordable and accessible early education and care a reality for children and families across the Commonwealth. Now is the time...
March 17, 2022
In February, Massachusetts put in place a new early education and care fee structure for families who have “subsidized slots” in licensed programs. They had good reason to do so, say local providers.
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...
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.
January 3, 2022
David Jordan shares insights and connections across apprenticeship programs and how they can address the workforce crisis in early education and care. Project Flourish, operating under the Center for Childcare Careers/Family Services of Central MA, a program of Seven Hills Foundation, leverages...
November 30, 2021
Their voices were passionate. The facts and figures were alarming. Their determination to keep fighting was undeniable.
November 23, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 are now approved, following the most rigorous vaccine safety process in history.
November 9, 2021
Early education and care centers are closing. The early education workforce, notoriously underpaid, is leaving in droves for other jobs. When centers do remain open, families with young children often can’t afford the cost of tuition.
October 27, 2021
Early education and care providers are the backbone of family life. They make it possible for families to work, knowing young children are safe, well-cared for, and on track for success in elementary school and beyond. Yet, the cost is out of reach for many families.

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