April 20, 2016

Early Childhood Resource Center programs focus on social-emotional development for young children

All children need healthy social-emotional development to be ready for school. But developing strong social-emotional skills can be especially challenging for children living in poverty. The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) offers a number of programs for educators and families that focus on social-emotional development for young children, helping build foundations step by step so children are ready for school. [More]
January 12, 2016

$1 million allocated by State of Ohio to expand SPARK kindergarten readiness program

The Early Childhood Resource Center in Canton, Ohio, today announced that the SPARK kindergarten readiness program will receive $1 million in state funding over two years. Funds will go through the Early Childhood Resource Center, which handles SPARK management and operations. [More]
October 12, 2015

Early Childhood Resource Center fundraiser brings toys to life

The Early Childhood Resource Center held its annual “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” fundraising event in late September, with the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts turned into a giant toy box. More than 800 children and their families came out to see their favorite toys come to life and participate in fun family activities and interactive experiences. [More]
September 25, 2015

Early Childhood Resource Center hosts “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” event for families Sunday

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) is hosting an afternoon of family fun this Sunday (Sept. 27) from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Big, Big, REALLY BIG Toy Box fundraiser, which transforms the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts into a giant toy box. Children and their families will see their favorite toys come to life and participate in exciting family activities and interactive experiences. [More]
April 17, 2015

Early Childhood Resource Center brings resources to parents in at-risk neighborhoods

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) is bringing needed resources to at-risk neighborhoods by offering parent cafés throughout the Canton community as part of a national child abuse prevention strategy called Strengthening Families. [More]
April 9, 2015

Early Childhood Resource Center opens neighborhood resource rooms

The most recent issue of the "ECRC Community Chronicle" newsletter is now available, which covers news about new neighborhood resource rooms in the Canton community and more information about the importance of investing in early education. [More]
November 19, 2014

Early Childhood Resource Center recognized for community stewardship

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized the Early Childhood Resource Center with an award of appreciation for outstanding community service and enhancing the welfare of Stark County during the chamber’s 45th annual Community Salute Awards dinner in early November. [More]
October 21, 2014

Early Childhood Resource Center fundraiser brings toys to life

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) held its “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” fundraising event in late September, with hundreds of children and their families coming out to see their favorite toys come to life and participate in fun family activities. [More]
September 4, 2014

Early Childhood Resource Center hosts “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” event for families in Northeast Ohio

The Early Childhood Resource Center is transforming the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts into a giant toy box September 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. for “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” fundraising event. [More]
June 23, 2014

New SPARK locations off to a strong start

SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) expanded to its ninth Ohio county last year with the addition of two elementary schools in Darke County, which is in western Ohio. As reported in The Daily Advocate (Greenville, Ohio), the SPARK program has been well received by educators and parents at both schools. [More]

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