Early Childhood Education
At United Way of Greater Stark County, we know that quality early childhood education is an investment in the future of our community. We’re committed to funding and supporting programs that work to ensure every child in Stark and Carroll County enters kindergarten ready to learn.
Research shows that by age three, 80 percent of a child’s brain is already developed, and that number increases to 90 percent by age five. These formative years are critical for success in school and in life.
With your support, we can invest in early childhood education and lay a strong foundation for our community for generations to come.
Our School Readiness Partners
We currently fund programs and services for:
Community Partner Spotlight:Early Childhood Education Alliance
The Early Childhood Education Alliance operates SPARK, a kindergarten readiness program for children ages three to five in Alliance, Ohio. Discover how this free, in-home program is helping kids in the Alliance community enter school ready to learn and grow.