October 3, 2013
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 (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
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
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
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
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
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]
May 1, 2013
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
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
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.