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We‘ll give you the tools you need to be your best through a host of professional programs—including training, workshops, degree programs, start-up assistance, job opportunities, “best practices”, credentials, accreditation and much more.


Starting Point can help you find things to do when school is out, whatever your interests. Be a youth leader, find a sports program, share your musical talents in a band or create edgy artwork. It’s all here. Just click on this link.


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Step Up to Quality (SUTQ)

. The State of Ohio rewards high quality early care and education programs with one to five stars. Families: Look for SUTQ signs and banners.

. Professionals: Find out how your program can participate.

Starting Point Leadership Conference

. Cultivating Collaboration Starting Point’s 7th Annual Leadership Conference October 10, 2014 .

. Professionals: Find out how you can sign up.

Hands-On Learning for OST Professionals

.More Tools for Your Toolbox: Hands on Learning for OST Professionals. This Professional Development Symposium features experts on some of today’s most pressing challenges from staffing to changing academic standards to troubling community problems like youth suicide and heroin use.

. Professionals: Find out how you can register.

March into Kindergarten


Now is the time to register for kindergarten. Find out how at or call 2-1-1 to connect with your local school district.
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