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.


Let’s Get Social!

  •  Thursday, January 2nd ……………………..… ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Thursday, January 9th ………………….…….. ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Thursday, January 9th ……………….. Parent Mtg/ Social, Webster Library, 10:30– 12:30pm
  • Thursday, January 16th ………..……………… ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Thursday, January 23rd …….……………..….. ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Thursday, January 23rd …….………………..…………… Policy Council Mtg, 116 School Street, Webster, 5-7pm
  • Tuesday, January 28th ………………………….……… Winter Festival, 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge 5-7pm
  • Thursday, January 30th…….…………….…… ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Thursday, February 6th…….………………..… ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Wednesday, February 12th …………………….……. Celebrating You, 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge 9– 12pm
  • Thursday, February 13th…………………….… ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Thursday, February 27th…….………………… ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Monday, March 2nd …………………………..……………..……… Field Trip to Dr. Seuss Museum, 9-3pm
  • Thursday, March 5th……………………….…… ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Thursday, March 12th……….…………………. ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Wednesday, March18th …………………..………..…. Springing Green, 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge 9-12pm
  • Thursday, March 19th………….……….…..…. ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Thursday, March 26th…………….…….……… ESL Parent Mtg, Webster Library, 9-10:15am
  • Monday, March 30th ………………………………….….. Dr. Seuss Night, 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge 5-7pm

WCAC Head Start Center & EHS administrative offices located at 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge

WCAC Head Start Center located at 116 School Street, Webster

Webster Library located at 2 Lake Street, Webster.


EHS Parent Newsletter


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STATEMENT FROM WCAC

In the wake of the murder of Mr. George Floyd, we are still searching for words adequate to express our disgust and horror over the actions of those responsible for his death; our deep sadness for Mr. Floyd’s family, friends and community; and our anger over the repeated dehumanizing and fatal oppressive actions that threaten our nation. On behalf of the Worcester Community Action Council, we unequivocally condemn the police brutality that led to Mr. Floyd’s death. We join the call for justice, unity, peace and reform.

Worcester Community Action Council is directly and indirectly affected by the tragic events in our country that have reopened wounds that were never healed.  Our board of directors, staff and clients feel the impact of these events in deeply personal ways, and struggle with the feelings of fear, mistrust, separation, and anger.  We stand together in solidarity with the thousands of peaceful demonstrators across the country who are demanding justice for Mr. Floyd and an end to the systemic and intentional acts of oppression imposed upon communities of color.  George Floyd is now among countless, precious Black lives lost due to the imbalance of power in this country that has been perpetuated by racism.  Systemic racism must end.  We must hold ourselves accountable as allies to act as a relentless force for positive change.

Community Action was created in 1964 from the efforts of the Civil Rights Movement as part of the federal Economic Opportunity Act in the “War on Poverty”. In our role in the community, WCAC must renew and strengthen our calls for an end to the poverty and inequity that threaten our society.

We will be a strong voice against injustice, oppression and hate by advocating for policies that create equitable access to education, health, social and economic systems.

We will continue to work to stabilize individuals and households through our programs while deepening our resolve to create economic self-sufficiency through financial building blocks.

We will continue our leadership role in the City of Worcester’s Safe and Successful Youth Initiative in partnership with the Worcester Police Department and Worcester Public Schools, recognizing youth employment and education are pathways for success.

We will continue to invest resources in our youngest children across Southern Worcester County from ages zero to five as we help prepare them for long-term success in school and life.

We will use our agency’s purchasing power to support African American, Latinx and Immigrant- owned businesses by purchasing goods and services.

We will support a diverse staff at all levels to work within our own agency staff to examine, change and navigate ourselves and our community into a just and equitable era.

We will listen to the needs of our community and routinely shift our work to address these needs directly.

We will partner with you, and like-minded organizations, to support initiatives that help our community heal, unify, and become stronger.

Together, we can make meaningful reforms, and change the course of the future for our children.

Signed,

Marybeth Campbell, Executive Director                    Noreen Johnson Smith, WCAC Board Chair

Statement endorsed by WCAC Board of Directors 6/2/2020