This application is for NEW APPLICANTS ONLY if YOU or your CHILD have previously attended the program and have filled out forms with one of our case managers please contact the center at 508-765-4738 and ask to be directed to one of the case managers. DUPLICATE or INCOMPLETE applications will delay the process. Reminder: you can attach / upload documents to this application. Please have proof of income and your child’s birth certificate ready.


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.

Socializations are an important component of the Early Head Start program. 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.


  • Wednesday, June 15  10 am-1:30pm Davis Farmland, Sterling
  • Thursday, June 16 3-6 pm Open House, 116 School Street, Webster
  • Wednesday, June 22 10 am – 12 noon Parent/Child Connections Group, Socialization Room, 25 Cole Ave, Southbridge
  • Thursday, June 23 3-6 pm Open House, 25 Cole Ave, Southbridge



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IMPORTANT NOTICE: WCAC's main office remains closed due to ongoing building issues. Fuel clients can call 508-754-7281 to check on the status of your application by entering your social security number and/or to leave a voicemail for staff to call back. For all other home heating inquiries please contact For all other matters contact    (Updated 5/23/2022)