Child care & developmental disabilities

Securing child care for children with unique needs can be difficult. It is often a challenge to find someone qualified and trained to care for children with functional needs. This page will help you find accessible child care resources for a child with developmental disabilities.

Accessible child care providers

Childcare Connection

Providing Stark County families with information and referrals to safe, quality child care.
703 South Main St.
Suite 211
Akron, OH 44311
Toll free: 1 (800) 407-5437
Toll free: 1 (800) 407-5437
Phone: (330) 376-7706
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC)

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) promotes healthy development through family strengthening and early education resources:
  • Child care information and referrals
  • Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) kindergarten readiness program
  • Professional development resources for educators
  • Home and group-based learning opportunities
  • Developmental screenings and community resource connections
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1718 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: (330) 491-3272
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8:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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8:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Head Start

Free learning and development services for children from low-income families, ages birth to 5.
3015 Mahoning Rd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 456-6218
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

JRC Learning Center

Early child care services for children whose parents are working to further their educations.
2213 14th St. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 452-8376
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5:30 am - 6:45 pm
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5:30 am - 6:45 pm
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5:30 am - 6:45 pm
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5:30 am - 6:45 pm
Fri.
5:30 am - 6:45 pm

North Canton YMCA Child Development Center

Infant and toddler care for families in North Canton.
315 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 492-2229
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance