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]
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.
June 17, 2011
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
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.