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Early Childhood Resource Center
1718 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44703

Phone: 330-491-3272

Center Hours

  • Monday: 12 to 4 p.m. 

  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • Friday: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

The Center is closed on weekends.



From I-77 North or South: Follow 62 East. Exit Cleveland Ave. Turn left at light. Pass 18th St. and the Avenue Wine Shop and we are the next entrance on the left.

From the East: Follow 62 West. Exit Cleveland Avenue/30th Street. Turn left at 30th Street, then left onto Cleveland Avenue. Pass 18th St. and the Avenue Wine Shop and we are the next entrance on the left.

From the West: Follow Fulton Rd. to 62 East. Exit Cleveland Ave. Turn left at light. Pass 18th St. and the Avenue Wine Shop and we are the next entrance on the left.

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I Have Questions. Who Should I Contact?


 Subject                             Who to ContactHow to Contact
  • Event Scheduling
  • General Inquiries        
  • Reserving Meeting Rooms

Main Switchboard

 (330) 491-3272
  • SPARK Forms, Procedures, and Purchasing
  • SPARK Intranet
  • SPARK Training
  • ECRC Membership
  • Library
  • Production Lab 
  • Scolarships
  • Tours of the Facility

Kelly Antoniades
Office Manager


330-491-3272, Ext. 5678



  • Family Support Services (Parental Concerns with Specific Behavioral or Developmental Issues)

Diana Boggia
Parent Consultant

330-491-3272 Ext. 5685

  • ECRC Parenting Programs
  • Internships
  • SPARK in Stark County
 Mary Brady
SPARK Program Director

330-491-3272 Ext. 5690


  • Sprout Learning
Trudy Brown



  • ECRC Parenting Programs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents; 24/7 Dad; Active Parenting Now; Drumming with Dads; Incredible Years; Parenting Wisely

Shawn Crable
Parent Engagement Coordinator

330-491-3272 ext 5676


  • CDA Training or Renewal
  • Creative Curriculum Training and Consultation
  • Early Childhood Coaching, Consultation, and Mentoring
  • Professional Development
  • Stark Quality Enhancement Project

Cindy Gansmiller
Early Childhood Specialist

330-491-3272 Ext. 5692


  • Board of Directors
  • Community Relations
  • Fiscal Management
  • Program Development

Scott Hasselman
Executive Director

330-491-3272 Ext. 5687


  • ECRC and SPARK Newsletters
  • Facebook
  • Media Inquiries
  • Website

Jennifer Haude
Communications Specialist

330-491-3272 Ext. 5695


  • Accounts Payable/Receivable

Paula Hodous

 330-491-3272, Ext. 5679


  • Community Resources for Families

Felicia Nicholson
Family Resource Specialist

330-491-3272 Ext. 5693


  • ECRC Parenting Programs: Doctor Dad, Happy to be Me
  • Inspiration Station Programs
  • Outdoor Playscape

Gary Plauger
Parent Engagement Coordinator

330-491-3272 Ext. 5684


  • CEUs
  • Contract Training/Customized Training
  • Professional Development
  • SPARK Replication
  • SPARK Race to the Top Grant
  • Workshops/Seminars

Angela Moses
Director of Professional Development and SPARK Replication

330-491-3272 Ext. 5689


  • Class and Workshop Registration
  • General Inquiries
  • Web Checks/Fingerprinting

Jennifer Scott
Early Childhood Specialist

330-491-3272 Ext. 5682 


  • CDA Training and Renewal
  • Early Childhood and Family Child Care Coaching, Consultation, and Mentoring 
  • HighScope Consultation and Training
  • Professional Development
  • Stark Quality Enhancement Project

Elisa Schleig
Early Childhood Specialist

330-491-3272 Ext. 5688


  • Donations
  • Fundraising Events
  • Grants
  • Sponsorships
  • Volunteering
 Sandy Turner
Development Manager

330-491-3272 Ext. 5677


  • FileMaker Pro
  • SPARK Data Entry

Beverly Wilke
Administrative Assistant

330-491-3272 Ext. 5696





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