January 24, 2014

SPARK celebrates a decade of serving families

SPARK celebrated its 10th anniversary in late 2013 with more than 200 supporters gathering for a birthday event at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) is a highly effective, parent-focused kindergarten readiness program that works collaboratively with families, schools and communities. [More]
January 21, 2014

Canton Repository highlights 10 years of SPARK

SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. The Canton Repository recently ran an article about SPARK, featuring one of the families the program helps and providing more information about the program. [More]
December 23, 2013

SPARK receives positive publicity in Akron Beacon Journal editorial and feature article

SPARK, a decade-old initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and now part of the Early Childhood Resource Center, was featured last week in both an article and an editorial in the Akron Beacon Journal. [More]
October 3, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton transitions SPARK Ohio management to the Early Childhood Resource Center

After a decade of managing SPARK Ohio, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has turned over management and operation of the program to the Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) in Canton. [More]
September 26, 2013

Join the Early Childhood Resource Center for a day of fun this Sunday at the “A Day in Candy Land” fundraiser

Join the Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) this Sunday (Sept. 29) for a day of family fun at the exciting new fundraising event, A Day in Candy Land, which runs from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton. [More]
September 24, 2013

Early Childhood Resource Center hosts "A Day In Candy Land" for families in northeast Ohio

On September 29, northeast Ohioans can support the healthy development of children by joining the Early Childhood Resource Center for a benefit event that will transform the Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton into a life-size Candy Land for one fun-filled day. [More]
September 17, 2013

Early Childhood Resource Center strengthens parent-child bonds with Drumming with Dads program

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) kicked off its Drumming with Dads program earlier this year to help bring parents and children closer together through drumming. The next five-week drumming series is being held later in September. [More]
September 10, 2013

Early Childhood Resource Center focuses on critical role fathers play in children’s healthy development

Preschoolers with actively involved fathers have stronger verbal skills and are less likely to have behavior problems. The Early Childhood Resource Center is actively involved with a number of initiatives throughout Stark County that promote the important role fathers play in their children’s healthy development. [More]
May 15, 2013

Center Provides Education, Empowerment for Entire Family

Daniela’s first introduction to the Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) was nearly two years ago after she took an offsite parenting class called “Incredible Years for Parents.” Little did she know just how incredible her future ECRC experience would be. [More]
May 1, 2013

Early Childhood Resource Center improves language skills for both Hispanic American parents and their children

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) launched a unique Hispanic Outreach Program in September 2012. The program provides Hispanic American children with kindergarten readiness skills through weekly sessions while their parents learn English as a Second Language (ESL) at the same time through a unique collaboration with the Canton City Schools. [More]

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