A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

Worcester Public Schools

24 Chatham Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-3090

WPS Adult Learning Center

The WPS Adult Learning Center offers a variety of programs at this main location and other branches throughout the city. The Family Literacy Program runs Tuesday and Thursday for daytime hours, 9:00 to 11:30 am and evening hours are 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The also offer GED & ESL courses, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 to 11:30 am. The evening classes take place Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 7:30.

Citizenship Classes are also available, please call for more information.

Registration Information:

Free of charge.

Head Start: 

770 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610

 (508) 799-3237

Fax: (508) 799-3633

Recruitment & Enrollment Information: (508) 799-3608

Services: Head Start is a federally funded preschool program whose focus is to provide quality instruction and education with an emphasis on early literacy and mathematics. Children leave Head Start prepared for elementary school and a successful transition to kindergarten. Teachers use research based curriculum. Instruction is provided in both individual and small group settings. The classroom environment and teacher instruction provide opportunities for each child to develop at their own pace in a stimulating and challenging setting.

Comprehensive services are provided to both the child and their family.

These services include:

Health screenings and education

Oral Health screenings and dental education

Nutritional services

Special Needs identification and support services

Social Service support and referrals

Family Involvement activities including Adult Education opportunities

The program services 615 children and families who reside in the City of Worcester. Each Head Start building is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Limited transportation is provided and multilingual staff are available to assist families.


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