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]
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]

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