September 24, 2020

You are cordially invited to join us for Sentiments and Songs of Gratitude

We invite supporters of all our ministries to join us for a celebration of your generous partnership in the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. In appreciation of your generous support, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the leadership of the Sisters of Charity Health System and our ministries cordially invite you to join us for Sentiments and Songs of Gratitude. This is a livestreamed program on Sunday, September 27, at 7 p.m. that includes a mini-concert celebrating the generosity of friends like you. The program features the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra String Quartet and Country Music Recording Artists Phillip Lammonds and Lainey Wilson. [More]
September 18, 2020

Health system ministries in Stark County part of collaborative to help families at risk for infant mortality

Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality & Equity (THRIVE) in Stark County, Ohio, works to determine the factors that lead to infant mortality in the Canton community and reduce the overall infant mortality rate as well as the disparity in birth outcomes relative to white and black infants. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a funder of the program and the Early Childhood Resource Center is a community partner/referring agency for the program. Radio station WKSU recently highlighted work of the THRIVE program. [More]
June 17, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards more than $2.4 million in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has announced grant awards of more than $2.4 million to 136 nonprofit organizations serving people across South Carolina. Each grantee partner aligns with the foundation’s mission of reducing poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways: meeting immediate needs, working to break the cycle of poverty and/or working to make systems level change. [More]
April 17, 2020

Students collect 4,600 books for Early Childhood Resource Center

Students at Hoover, GlenOak, and Perry high schools near Canton, Ohio, donated more than 4,600 books to the Early Childhood Resource Center. The students, who delivered the 84 boxes of books earlier in March, are part of their school’s Educators Rising group, which is a student organization for those interested in a career in teaching.
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March 31, 2020

Early Child Resource Center offering extra support for Temporary Pandemic Child Care Programs

The Early Childhood Resource Center is offering temporary pandemic child care programs to access resources, communication, mini-grants and staffing to stay operational and provide child care for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
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December 12, 2019

ECRC Community Chronicle: Focusing on fathers

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) has a number of programs and services to ensure fathers have the skills and knowledge they need to be active parents. The ECRC approaches this work with two goals: Working for systems change, to ensure fathers are afforded the opportunity to be a meaningful part of their children’s lives and working directly with fathers, to help them develop the skills they need to be great dads. The latest issue of the ECRC Community Chronicle newsletter focuses on fathers, highlighting stories of some of the fathers served and the importance fatherhood plays in helping change communities. [More]
August 2, 2019

Canton Repository spotlights SPARK program in article about the importance of reading to children before kindergarten

Studies show children who read with a parent or caregiver before entering kindergarten have increased vocabulary and comprehend learning materials more quickly. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. The Canton Repository recently spotlighted the program in an article about reading to children before kindergarten to spur vocabulary and comprehension. [More]
July 26, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center helping expand in-home child care centers

The city of Canton is trying to increase in-home child care centers and awarded the Early Childhood Resource Center a grant last year to fund training and licensing for in-home providers. The initiative helps people become employed with a business of their own while also helping families in their immediate area that need child care options. The Canton Repository recently wrote about the initiative. [More]
July 19, 2019

ECRC Community Chronicle: Books - the magic our children need

The Early Childhood Resource Center works to promote the healthy development of young children by: strengthening families, improving the quality of early learning experiences, increasing school and community readiness, and informing public policy. The latest issue of the ECRC Community Chronicle newsletter highlights the importance of getting books into homes and provides recommendations for children's books for summer reading, while also providing an update on the ECRC partnership with the GAR Foundation to give Akron's youngest children a school readiness boost and more. [More]
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]

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