June 6, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center hosts screening of new documentary about early care and education

The Early Childhood Resource Center recently hosted a showing of No Small Matter, a documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Craig Jacobs of Chicago, on the limitless benefits of early childhood education. The Canton Repository featured an opinion piece about the documentary screening and the importance of early childhood education. [More]
March 19, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center releases spring 2019 training calendar

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) has released its spring 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, with many classes offered at no charge. [More]
February 4, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center part of $618,000 GAR Foundation initiative to advance quality in Akron preschools

The GAR Foundation recently announced the launch of a new $618,000 initiative designed to advance early childhood learning in Akron’s neighborhoods with the greatest needs. The initiative is a collaboration between GAR Foundation, the Early Childhood Resource Center, Summit Education Initiative and Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health. [More]
December 6, 2018

Early Childhood Resource Center: School Readiness is a Family Affair

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) features a number of success stories in its 2018 impact report, including a story about how SPARK is making a difference in the lives of one mother and her son. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. [More]
November 15, 2018

WOSU Public Media: SPARK prepares Ohio preschoolers for kindergarten success

SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids and is managed and operated by the Early Childhood Resource Center, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. WOSU Public Media recently published a story about SPARK and its success preparing children to be ready for school and the significant results the program has had over the years. [More]
September 28, 2018

SPARK an important part of school’s literacy plan

Fairless Local Schools in Stark County is focused on reading readiness, targeting children before they start school by offering books and literacy programs—and the SPARK kindergarten readiness program, which is managed and operated by the Early Childhood Resource Center, is an important part of the district’s literacy plan. [More]
August 24, 2018

Early Childhood Resource Center impact report showcases work done throughout six-county service area

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) has released its impact report for fiscal year 2018. The report features the impacts the ECRC made between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. The report shows the multifaceted, highly collaborative and widely productive work the center is now doing throughout its six-county service area. [More]
June 12, 2018

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]
April 11, 2018

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]
March 30, 2018

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]

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