Angela Moses assumes lead role as Scott Hasselman retires.
The Early Childhood Resource Center, a Canton, Ohio-based organization dedicated to the healthy development of children and high-quality early childhood education and care, announces that Angela Moses is its new executive director effective October 27, 2023. Moses replaces Scott Hasselman upon his retirement from the organization. During Hasselman’s 13-year career at the Center, he successfully expanded programming for caregivers, foster parents, teachers, child care providers, and children. His leadership involved growing the Center from a one-county provider with a budget of $600,000 to a multifaceted organization serving more than six counties with a budget that exceeds $6 million.
"It’s our honor to wish Scott every blessing on this new journey,” said Janice G. Murphy, MSN, FACHE, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the parent organization of the Early Childhood Resource Center. “We’re so proud of where Scott has led the organization, and we’ll miss his energy and passion for every family and child impacted by the Early Childhood Resource Center.”
Moses started at the Center 22 years ago. Her dedication to early childhood education propelled her through several critical roles at the Center, including director of professional development and SPARK replication; director of early care and education services; and assistant executive director, where she worked directly with Hasselman for many years.
“When I decided to retire, I knew the Center would be in good hands,” said Hasselman.“ Angela fully understands our mission and programs. She also has strong relationships with our community partners, making her a natural fit for the role. Ultimately, her passion for early childhood education will be the force to take the Early Childhood Resource Center to even greater heights.”
Under Moses’ leadership, the Early Childhood Resource Center aims to continue growing. By seeking to expand its resources, efforts, and community partnerships, the Center hopes to serve more children; educate more parents, caregivers, and child care providers; and improve awareness related to the importance of early childhood education.
“Angela has demonstrated herself as an outstanding successor to Scott through her exceptional leadership and total commitment to the mission and values of the Early Childhood Resource Center,” said Murphy. “We’re grateful and pray for both Scott and Angela for all they have done to advance the charism of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Canton, Ohio.”
Moses said the Center will continue to place its primary focus on serving children and their families.
“I look forward to working with our team to continue to make sure the child is at the center of everything we do,” said Moses. “Scott was an excellent leader. He helped position the Center for continued growth and to develop community partnerships aimed at impacting our communities’ most valuable resources, our children. Our goal is to provide children with a great start in education, so they’re more likely to graduate high school, go to college, become solid employees, and become more productive members of our community.”
The child is the center of everything we do at the Early Childhood Resource Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Our mission is 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 Early Childhood Resource Center provides a welcoming atmosphere, inclusive of all people, that honors, respects, and celebrates everyone’s unique perspective. We encourage diversity and the sharing of thoughts and ideas to create a learning environment that’s responsive to the needs of all young children and those who educate and care for them.