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


Friday, July 21st – Field Trip to New England Aquarium, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26th – Socialization at Southbridge Library, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Wednesday, August 2nd – Socialization at Southbridge Library, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Monday, August 7th – Parent Meeting, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Thursday, August 10th – Certificate Day, Luncheon 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, August 10th – Transition Day, Dinner 4 -6 p.m.

Thursday, August 24th – Field Trip to Breezelands Orchards (tentative)

Recent Happenings


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.

Parent Newsletters


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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