May 15, 2017

Early Childhood Resource Center opens new interactive texture garden

The Early Childhood Resource Center has installed a permanent new interactive texture garden and hosted a grand opening Thursday, May 11. The garden, which is the first installation of its kind in Stark County, is designed to provide children with a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. [More]
March 30, 2017

Health care and community leaders welcome new SCHS president & CEO at GCHI event

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio medical and community leaders recently gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation to welcome Thomas J. Strauss as president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More than 300 community and industry leaders gathered for the event, which featured a keynote from Tom, as well as remarks from Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Robert Spangler M.D., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. [More]
February 24, 2017

Early Childhood Resource Center highlights SPARK success story

SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. The Early Childhood Resource Center, which handles SPARK management and operations, featured the story of one family who is taking full advantage of the program in its “ECRC Impact” electronic newsletter. [More]
November 28, 2016

Stark Education Partnership highlights success of SPARK kindergarten readiness program

SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, continues to be successful at getting kids ready for kindergarten. The Stark Education Program highlighted some of these successes in a recent newsletter article. [More]
October 5, 2016

Early Childhood Resource Center hosts annual “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” fundraiser

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) hosted an afternoon of family fun September 25 at The Big, Big, REALLY BIG Toy Box fundraiser, which transformed the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts into a giant toy box. [More]
August 30, 2016

Early Childhood Resource Center hosts “The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box” event for families September 25

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) is hosting an afternoon of family fun Sunday, September 25 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]
June 2, 2016

Early Childhood Resource Center releases Spring-Summer 2016 Training Calendar

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) has released its Spring-Summer 2016 Training Calendar, which details all the upcoming programs the ECRC has planned for the next three months. Activities include family programs and professional development opportunities for educators and care providers. [More]
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]

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