YWCA Canton & Canton City Schools-- FREE preschool

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2017-2019 Help Guide

We are THRILLED to announce that through a partnership with Canton City Schools, we have immediate openings for FREE preschool for 4 year olds in our 5-STAR Rated Step Up to Quality Early Childhood Learning Center. 


Contact Jodi Patterson to find out if your preschooler qualifies for this FREE quality program!




Early Childhood Learning Center

Operations Coordinator: Karma Cline‚Äč

Family Specialist:  Jodi Patterson

At the YWCA Canton ECLC, we provide quality early care and education services to children that enhance their development and prepare children to be successful as they transition to kindergarten.  

Enrolled children and families at the Center are provided with: 

  • High quality nurturing care from experienced teachers
  • Healthy meals
  • Classroom environments that encourage age appropriate exploration
  • Developmentally appropriate lessons based on the interest of the children
  • Assessments and parent-teacher conferences twice a year
  • Developmental screenings upon enrollment and as needed
  • Family fun events throughout the year

Children aged 6 weeks to 11 years are eligible to participate in the Center. 

Financial assistance may be available through Jobs and Family Services Child Care Division at 330-451-8400.