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...
Local educational consultant to offer free mindfulness classes for after-school program staff. She tells us why
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.
You Can Make a Difference for Your Community! Tell State Legislators Why Childcare Should Be a Universal Right, Before the Common Start Hearing on November 23rd
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.
Massachusetts Families Speak Out in Favor of the Common Start Bill – a Hearing is Set for November 23rd
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.
September 30, 2021
Business ownership hasn’t been easy these last couple of years. Shutdowns and pandemic restrictions are only part of the problem; businesses have also faced significant staffing shortages . COVID-19, however, isn’t entirely to blame.
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 19, 2021
Pay for childcare professionals is absurdly low, when you consider the role educators play in society, yet requirements for employment are expensive—and difficult to meet while working full time.