Join us for family fun at this year’s Family Fun Literacy Fair! This free event is for families with children 0-6 years old. A free book will be given to each family! Come enjoy fun literacy activities, arts and crafts, counting games, music and a group reading in English and Spanish! See the flyers below for more information!

Come Count with the Big Fat Hen!

Ven a contar con la Gallina Grande y Gorda!


Ready Freddy–helping Summit County kids get ready for Kindergarten!!

Listo Francisco- ayudando a los niños de Summit a estar listos para el Kínder!!



1. Talk to your child every day! Children learn to communicate by watching and listening to you.

Hable con su hijo todos los días. Los niños aprenden a comunicarse al verlo y escucharlo a usted.

2. Create a safe place for your child to play and explore at home.  This will help your child with friendship skills when they start Kindergarten.

Cree un lugar seguro para que juegue su hijo. Esto ayudará a su hijo con las habilidades de crear amistades cuando comience el Kínder.




Our Vision: A community that supports the learning and development of all young children.

Our Mission: To promote a collaborative system that improves the quality, affordability of early childhood programs in Summit County.

What Services/Programs are offered through Early Childhood Options

Child Care Resource and Referral- Child Care Resource and Referral meets a need that no one else does- providing the bridge between parents, providers, community leaders, and policymakers. By offering a unique blend of direct services and planning expertise, CCR&Rs help families and communities with children ages 0-8 to ensure that their children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed.

Right Start Project-In 2005 Summit County voters passed a local tax initiative to help support early care and learning. This program offers, Early Childhood Continuing Education Scholarships, Salary Supplement for Professionals, Quality Improvement Grants for Preschool Centers and Home Providers, and Other Collaborations with Local Agencies, see information page for more information about these partnerships.

Early Learning Ventures Alliance-Early Learning Ventures Alliance at Early Childhood Options will provide services and assistance in critical business functions such as Fiscal Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Administration, Operations & Development, Quality Improvement & Professional Development, and Referral to Supportive Services

 Early/Head Start- The Summit County Early/Head Start program is a comprehensive continuum of support and education to families and children zero to five years in age.  Our Early/Head Start program is a partnership between Summit County Government (grantee), Summit School District, Early Childhood Options and the Family & Intercultural Resource Center.

Early Childhood Council-The Rural Resort Region Northeast Division Early Childhood Council (RRR-NE) is a formal and voluntary partnership between Summit and Grand Counties. The Council promotes a child-centered school readiness system that fosters early learning, facilitates healthy child development and promotes family success in Grand and Summit Counties.