Early Childhood Resource Center

early childhood resource center

As a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System and in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the mission of the Early Childhood Resource Center is to promote the healthy development of young children by improving the quality of their early education and care through comprehensive programming, resources, and support services for families and early childhood professionals to be leaders and advocates at the state level, and to promote the professionalism of the early childhood field.

early childhood resource center

The early years of a child's life are critical to healthy brain development and to their physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth and progression. Research has shown that a child's future academic success culminates in a process that begins with experiences in infancy through the preschool years. It is imperative that children be given optimal chances to develop in high quality environments with skilled and loving caregivers.

The Early Childhood Resource Center was established in 2000 in response to a community needs assessment in 1998 through which the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton identified a need for available, good quality, trustworthy child care in Stark County, Ohio. The Early Childhood Resource Center is an integral part of the foundation's Quality Child Care Initiative.

Learn more at www.ecresourcecenter.org.


Early Childhood Resource Center

1718 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44703

p: 330 491 3272

Established 2000

In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the mission of the Early Childhood Resource Center is to promote the healthy development of young children by improving the quality of their early education and care through comprehensive programming, resources, and support services for families and early childhood professionals to be leaders and advocates at the state level, and to promote the professionalism of the early childhood field.

Scott Hasselman

Executive Director,
Early Childhood Resource Center

Scott Hasselman

Scott Hasselman has been executive director of Early Childhood Resource Center since 2010. Previously, Hasselman served as a vice president for Pressley Ridge, Inc., a multi-state organization that provides treatment services to developmentally challenged children and their families. He also previously served as executive director for Pressley Ridge's Ohio and Maryland operations. He is a board member of the Foster Family Treatment Association and serves as a peer reviewer on the Council of Accreditation. Read More ยป

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Early Childhood Resource Center releases Summer 2018 Training Calendar

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) has released its Summer 2018 Training Calendar, which details all the upcoming professional development programs the ECRC has planned for the next three months. Activities include professional development opportunities for educators and care providers.[More]

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Early Childhood Resource Center focuses on the power of coaching

Coaching is a powerful way to teach educators and parents alike, which is why the Early Childhood Resources Center focuses on a number of coaching techniques. The latest issue of the ECRC Community Chronicle newsletter highlights the many ways the center uses coaching to teach parents and educators[More]

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High School students donate 1,786 books to the Early Childhood Resource Center

High school students from three school districts in the Canton, Ohio, area held book drives throughout February, collecting books to donate to the Early Childhood Resource Center. Students delivered the books on March 14 to the center.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach

Early Childhood Resource Center launches school readiness symposium

The Early Childhood Resource Center helped organize the inaugural Early Childhood Advantage Conference on March 9 in Stark County to focus on school readiness, with almost 500 educators, experts and community leaders attending.[More]

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Mark Cotleur Joins Sisters of Charity Health System as Senior Vice President of Fund Development

Mark Cotleur has joined the Sisters of Charity Health System as senior vice president for fund development. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing fundraising on behalf of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Regina Health Center in Richfield, Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, and six outreach ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]

tags: health care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Regina Health Center, Light of Hearts Villa, Building Healthy Communities, Catholic Community Connection, Early Childhood Resource Center, Healthy Learners, Joseph's Home, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families