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Regionally located in three offices:

Early Childhood Resource Center (Administrative Office)
1718 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44703

Early Childhood Resource Center (located at Child Guidance and Family Solutions)
18 North Forge Street
Akron, OH 44304

Early Childhood Resource Center (located at the YWCA of Warren)
375 North Park Avenue
Warren, Ohio 44481

Phone: (877) 691-8521 or (330) 491-3272

Administrative Office Hours 

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 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 4 p.m. 

The Center is closed on weekends.

Please call the main line to reach satellite offices. Office hours at satellite sites are available upon request, but need to be scheduled with the office staff.

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I Have Questions. Who Should I Contact?

 

 Service Area(s) Subject                             Who to ContactHow to Contact

Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit & Trumbull Counties

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

Scott Hasselman, Executive Director

330-491-3272 ext 5687

Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit & Trumbull Counties

Event Scheduling, General Inquiries, Reserving Meeting Rooms, BCI Fingerprints

Main Switchboard

(877) 691-8521 or (330) 491-3272

 

Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, & Trumbull Counties

SPARK Services, ECRC Membership, Library, Production Lab, Tours of the Facility, Facility Coordination

Kelly Antoniades , Office Manager

330-491-3272, Ext. 5678

 

Stark & Portage Counties

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

Parent Consultation, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

330-491-3272 ext 5685

Stark County, Ohio

SPARK in Stark County, SPARK Replication

Mary Brady, SPARK Program Director 330-491-3272 ext 5690

All 50 States

Sprout Learning 

Trudy Brown 330-454-5800

Stark County

Parenting Education, Fatherhood Initiative, Community Outreach

Shawn Crable, Parent Engagement Coordinator

Gary Plauger, Parent Engagement Coordinator

330-491-3272 ext 5676

 

330-491-3272 ext 5684

Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit & Trumbull Counties

Child Care Resource and Referral Services, Professional Development, Parent Referrals,

Angela Moses, Director of Early Care and Education Services

330-491-3272 ext 5689

Stark & Portage Counties

CDA Training and Renewal, Professional Development, Mentoring, Coaching, Consultation and Technical Assistance, Administrator Support, SUTQ Support, Ohio Means Jobs Program, Car Seats

 

 

 

Kristine Filhour, Regional Coordinator

Sara Davis, Early Childhood Specialist

Tina Lemon, Early Childhood Specialist

Jennifer Scott, Early Childhood Specialist

Stacey Kelly, Early Childhood Specialist/Strengthening Families Coordinator

Melody Johnson, Strengthening Families Coordinator

330-491-3272, ext 5688

 

330-491-3272, ext 5692

                                                  330-491-3272, ext 5074

                                                  330-491-3272, ext 5682

                                                 330-491-3272, ext 5076

 

330-491-3272, ext 5073

Summit & Medina Counties

CDA Training and Renewal, Professional Development, Mentoring, Coaching, Consultation, Technical Assistance, Administrator Support, SUTQ Support, Business Support, Parent Consultation and Referral

Kyle Priestly, Regional Coordinator

LaShonna Johnson, Early Childhood Specialist

Megan Ballard, Early Childhood Specialist

Brittany Thomas, Strengthening Families Coordinator

330-903-0843

                                                   330-903-0762

                                                   330-903-1222

                                                   330-903-1211

Trumbull & Mahoning Counties

CDA Training and Renewal, Professional Development, Mentoring, Coaching, Consultation, Technical Assistance, Administrator Support, SUTQ Support, Business Support, Parent Consultation and Referral

Maria Spencer, Regional Coordinator

Jennifer Pasvanis, Early Childhood Specialist

Carrie Shockey, Early Childhood Specialist

Marybeth Bush, Early Childhood Specialist

Natalie Vaughn, Strengthening Families Coordinator

330-903-0804

                                                 330-903-1214

                                                 330-903-1223

                                                 330-903-1213

                                                  330-903-1212

Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit & Trumbull Counties

Communications, ECRC and SPARK Newsletters, Social Media, Media Inquiries, Website

Jennifer Haude, Communications  Specialist

330-454-5800, ext 308

 

Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit & Trumbull Counties

Accounts Payable/Receivable

Paula Hodous 
Bookkeeper

330-491-3272, ext 5679

 

Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit & Trumbull Counties

Donations, Fundraising Events, Grants, Sponsorships, Donor Relations, Volunteering, Internships

Sandy Turner, CFRE 
Director of Development
330-491-3272 ext 5677

 

Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit & Trumbull Counties

Parent Referrals and Consultation, Workshop Registration, Ohio Professional Registry, Professional Development Information

Beverly Wilke or Billie Christopher
Training and Referral Specialists

330-491-3272 ext 5696

  

 

 

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