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Exceptional Care and Education Services

Our Early Childhood Learning Center provides quality care and education to children ranging from six weeks to 11 years. 2018 marked the fifth consecutive year that the YWCA’s Center earned a Step Up To Quality 5-star rating. Our degreed and certified teachers provide everything that children need to make a successful transition to kindergarten. We conduct development-appropriate lessons and activities, provide healthy meals, and a safe and creative environment. In 2018, 133 children participated in our programming.

Early Childhood Learning Center parents are kept engaged and up to date through various communication channels, family events and activities. The ECLC also partners with the Early Childhood Resource Center.

To enroll your child at the Early Childhood Learning Center, please follow the process below:

  • Call us at 330-453-7644 and ask to speak with Jodi Patterson
  • Fill out an application in person
  • Participate in orientation
  • Start!

The Early Childhood Learning Center is conveniently located downtown at the corner of Sixth St. and Walnut.

231 Sixth St. NE, Canton, OH 44702

The Early Childhood Learning Center is open:

Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Early Childhood Learning Center is currently enrolling children six weeks to eleven years of age.

Our program utilizes Creative Curriculum. This curriculum effectively promotes progress for each child’s developmental foundation. This curriculum supports active learning and promotes progress in all developmental areas.

We celebrate the diversity of children and encourage them to learn about and respect their differences.

 

The Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) has been rated 5 out of a possible 5 stars by the State of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality program since 2014. This means that the ECLC provides early education that is above and beyond the requirements of licensing for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, including:

  • Lower teacher-to-child ratios
  • Higher teacher education levels
  • A focus on professional development
  • Early childhood mental health consultation
  • Effective administration practices, and
  • Strong implementation of an evidence-based curriculum.
Carrie Clemens and her son
My son absolutely loves going to “school” and all of his friends and teachers. I enrolled Oliver at the YWCA when he was six weeks and I had to return to work. Naturally, I was incredibly nervous and emotional to leave him. The entire staff and teachers at YWCA Canton helped ease the transition so much, made me feel comfortable, answered my questions openly and honestly and demonstrating such a high quality of care. From the first step I took into the Infant 1 room the day of our tour, I knew that this was the right place for us, and I think that every day still as we walk through the halls and our greeted by teachers and staff that we now call friends.
Carrie Clemens