May 1, 2013

Friend-Ship Center steps up with help from ECRC

For Friend-Ship Center Director Sue Neading and her staff, the Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) has been a valuable resource since both centers opened in 2000. The Friend-Ship Center fills an important gap on Canton’s south side, providing pre-school and child care to 125 young children, before- and after-school care for children to age 12, and a full summer program.The ECRC provides the Friend-Ship Center with a variety of staff training and use of the ECRC Production Lab, and helps the center implement the latest best practices in early childhood education. [More]
April 25, 2013

Early Childhood Resource Center provides $1 million in annual local impact

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) annually provides $1 million in value to the early learning community in Stark County, according to an independent research study—and as reported in the inaugural edition of the ECRC Community Chronicle newsletter. [More]
May 2, 2012

Early Childhood Resource Center Highlights Growth and New Initiatives in Annual Report

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) experienced tremendous growth in 2011, which is detailed in its 2011 annual report. The annual report highlights community partners, accomplishments and community supporters. Memberships to the center rapidly increased in 2011, allowing more than 1,500 users to participate in family programs, make use of the library, production lab, and ECRC Inspiration Station, enroll in professional development classes, and network with others in the ECRC’s new facility. Some additional accomplishments include: Opened the Inspiration Station, an interactive early childhood classroom designed to spark imagination and promote early learning and school readiness. Through Inspiration Station programming, the ECRC provided 150 high quality learning sessions to more than 2,600 children and families. Delivered 424 hours of high quality professional development to 2,800 early childhood educators in Stark County and throughout Ohio at community colleges and universities, child care centers, Head Start, and family child care homes. Awarded designation as an “approved provider” by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), allowing the ECRC to issue continuing education units (CEUs) to educators and related professionals. To learn more about the ECRC and all of its accomplishments in 2011, download the complete annual report here.
June 17, 2011

Destination Ohio Online Auction Now Open; Proceeds to Benefit Early Childhood Resource Center

Bids are now being accepted for the online auction for the 5th annual Destination Ohio, a fund-raising event for the Early Childhood Resource Center. A live auction will take place on June 23 at The Canton Club, located at 101 Central Plaza South in Canton, Ohio. Destination Ohio’s mission is to promote state tourism and local businesses while raising money to support programs and services at the Early Childhood Resource Center. More...
May 25, 2011

Early Childhood Resource Center offers free event for families

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) invites the community to participate in a day of family activities, including interactive games, hands-on learning sessions, refreshments and door prizes, at the ECRC Free Family Fun Event. More...
March 31, 2011

Early Childhood Resource Center publishes 10th anniversary report

The Early Childhood Resource Center recently released its 10th anniversary report, which shares the center's history, as well as recent successes. [More]
March 31, 2011

Early Childhood Resource Center publishes 10th anniversary report

The Early Childhood Resource Center recently released its 10th anniversary report, which shares the center's history, as well as recent successes. [More]

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