Early Head Start

Home based program for expectant women, infants & toddlers

music-friends-webThe Worcester Community Action Council’s Early Head Start program operates as a home-based model serving families from pregnancy through infants/toddlers to age three in Southern Worcester County. The focus of the Early Head Start program is to involve the parent or the primary care giver in the education of their child. Weekly home visits provide the opportunity for parenting support, education as well as community referrals. Early Intervention services are provided when needed.

Parents are considered the primary educator of their children, and therefore are strongly encouraged to become involved by attending parenting workshops, volunteering and becoming members of parent-center committees and policy council.

mommy-me-webEarly Head Start hosts weekly socializations at WCAC’s center located at 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge, where the youngsters are provided an opportunity to meet new friends and interact with others their own age. Parents are likewise able to meet other parents of young children.

Family Friday Socials
are held the first, second and fourth Friday of the month from 10 a.m. – 12 noon and every third Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. to allow EHS parents to network and enjoy interactive play with their children.



Coming Up

Thursday, Sept 14th – Dental Van visit at Early Head Start

Monday, Sept 18th – Socialization 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Parent Meeting at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept 26th – Policy Council Meeting 5-7 p.m. Dinner & childcare provided

Wednesday, Sept 27th – Field Trip to Breezeland Orchards

Monday, Oct 2nd – Meet the Tooth Fairy! Socialization 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parent Meeting at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct 18th – Socialization at Southbridge Public Library 10 a.m. – 12 noon


EHS Parent Newsletter

Recent Happenings


EHS families recently enjoyed a field trip to the Children’s Museum at Holyoke. The Museum features participatory exhibits that invite interaction and programs which promote learning and self-discovery. It’s hard to tell who had more fun… the little ones or their parents! See images here.




EHS families recently celebrated Transition Time… we wish our little ones who will be moving up to Head Start or moving on to another pre-school program all the best! It’s been our pleasure to work with these little ones and watch them grow.



See pictures from the Transition Dinner here.





EHS families and staff recently enjoyed a visit to Davis Farmland… an opportunity to get up close to all sorts farm animals – such fun! Check out pictures from the trip here.





EHS Families and staff recently enjoyed a visit to the Eric Carle Museum – a place dedicated to inspiring a love of art and reading through picture books! Check out pictures from the trip here.



Early Head Start Pre-Application

  • Enter basic information requested here and submit form. A staff person from WCAC’s Early Head Start program will contact you shortly.




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