Welcome to Early Childhood Central...

Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive and useful information relating to young children in Worcester, Massachusetts. Whether you are an Early Childhood Educator, Parent, or concerned Community Member, we hope you will find the information and resources that you need. This directory will provide you with easy access to the many resources available for children and families in the area.

Massachusetts Partnership for Infants and Toddlers (MPIT)

MPIT is a new statewide early childhood collaboration and it is helping the state of Massachusetts write a plan for programs and services for young children.   Do you have children from birth to 5 years?  They are looking for your advice and ideas as to what is most useful and helpful for families.  Your input on the MPIT survey will help inform Massachusetts to plan for early childhood programs and services. 

The Family Survey will take up to 15 minutes to complete. You may skip or not answer any question. It is voluntary and answers will be kept confidential. After the survey period, three (3) respondents will be chosen at random to win a $100 gift card of their choice.


Worcester Reads

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Day of Play

This year's 9th annual Day of Play is June 13 at Elm Park in Worcester.  Stay tuned for more information.  

Looking for fun activities in each of the 6 important types of play?  Visit Play at Home to explore activities in reading play, construction play, STEM play, creative arts play, active play and music & dance play.

Did you know that your EBT card can get you and your family discounted admissions to many of the Commonwealth’s best museums and cultural institutions?  Visit http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dta/ebt-card-to-culture.html for more details.