Early Childhood Resource Center
Located in the Children’s Department at the Haverhill Public Library, the Northeast Early Childhood Resource Center provides materials for loan (at no cost) to teachers, students, administrators, child care providers, parents and anyone interested in the care and education of young children. Our collection includes a variety of resources for parents, teachers, and caregivers including books, videos, and magazines which are part of the Parent-Teacher collection in the Haverhill Public Library’s Children’s Room.
The ECRC also purchases special material such as teacher kits, big books, and public performance dvds.
On Site Resources
As an ECRC, the Haverhill Public Library Children’s Room has the following materials available to anyone in Massachusetts who is involved in the field of Early Childhood Education:
- Themed Kits
A selection of themed teacher kits are available for teachers to check out.
- Big Books
Oversized picture books in fiction and non-fiction are available to teachers for classroom use. We also have titles available in Spanish.
- Ellison Machine & Die Cuts
Die Cuts are great for bulletin board decorations or craft projects. Please call 978-373-1586 x626 to schedule an appointment. You must provide your own paper.
- Public Performance Videos
These videos come with public performance rights and are perfect for classroom viewing.
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care recommends:
- Alliance for Childhood’s Crisis in the Kindergarten: Why Children Need Play in School.
- WGBH’s Kids Media Matters, a blog resource on children and television.
There are currently 5 Resource Centers in Massachusetts:
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-5092
Contact: ECRC Coordinator Kathy Alexander or Alissa Lauzon, Head of Youth Services
Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Daryl Mark
Norfolk Public Library
139 Main St.
Norfolk, MA 02056
Contact: Robin Glasser, Director or Connie Jones
Cape & Islands area:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St.
Falmouth, MA 02540
Contact: Leslie Morrissey, Director or Judith Blaisdell
Springfield City Library
220 State St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Contact: Christin LaRocque
The ECRC is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.