Youth and Family Services
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective 3/17/20, all WCAC Head Start and Early Head Start programs will be closed through May 4, 2020. We will continue to provide updates through social media channels and ChildPlus for our families, inclding specific details related to pick up times and locations for Meals to Go programs provided through the Southbridge and Webster Public School Systems.
Families can access a variety of services through WCAC programs designed to link parents to community resources, to advocate for parent needs and address gaps in services, to assist with applications for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), and to offer quality childcare and educational opportunities for youngsters infants through age 5 through Early Head Start and Head Start.
In Southern Worcester County, first-time parents, who are age 20 and under, may receive home visits and attend parent groups from pregnancy through their child’s third birthday. In addition, affordable high quality early education and care scholarships are offered to families with preschool aged children.