Early Childhood Options

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 an honor!

We are proud to share that the Rural Resort Region Northeast Early Childhood Council is the recipient of the 2015 John R. Morgan Jr. Grantee Leadership Award. Countless Thank Yous to each and every community partner who helped to achieve this success. It truly takes a village!



Ready Freddy–helping Summit County kids get ready for Kindergarten!!
Listo Francisco- ayudando a los niños de Summit a estar listos para el Kínder!!

October 2015


  1. Identify shapes in your home.Play a simple game of finding basic shapes around the home, such as rectangles in light switches, squares in windowpanes, circles in clocks, and so forth. Ask your child to explain how she differentiates each shape by their defining features (for instance, a triangle has three connected sides) and non-defining features (such as the position or size of the triangle).
 Identificar formas en su hogar. Juega un juego simple de encontrar formas básicas en el hogar, tales como rectángulos en los interruptores de luz, cuadrados de las ventanas, los círculos en los relojes, y así sucesivamente. Pídale a su hijo que le explique cómo se diferencia cada forma por sus características ( por ejemplo , un triángulo tiene tres lados conectados) y las características que no so se definan (como la posición o el tamaño del triángulo ) .
  1. Put your hand up to your child’s hand.  Talk about who has a bigger hand.
             Ponga su mano contra la de su hijo y hable acerca de quién tiene la mano más grande, o más pequeña.


Early Childhood Options’ Services & Programs

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

Head Start 0-5- The Summit County Head Start 0-5 program is a comprehensive continuum of support and education to families and children zero to five years in age.  Our Early Head Start & 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.