We’ll help you find the best possible care for your child. Search our listings for early childhood and out-of-school-time programs... get tips on choosing quality care in our Good Child Care Book... or find care for children with special needs.


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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Seeking a preschool for your child? Here's a list of highly-rated openings for the fall

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Starting Point Leadership Conference

EMPOWERED! Starting Point 8th Annual Leadership Conference October 2nd, 2015.

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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.

PRE4CLE is a plan to expand access to high-quality pre-K to children in the City of Cleveland. PRE4CLE will work with the community to connect parents and families to available high-quality pre-K opportunities.
Call - 216-575-0061 or Click for more information

Kindergarten enrollment is happening now. It is essential that children are registered on time, so school districts know how many children are coming and what their needs are. Then, teachers can be hired and classrooms ready. Plus, there are benefits to parents who get paperwork in on time, including the possibility of special summer programming, screenings, or school-supply giveaways.
Anyone in Cuyahoga County can call United Way’s 2-1-1 for school district contact information.

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  • The Good Child Care Book

    This booklet can help you choose the best care for your child.


    As part of its "#WeReadHere" campaign, WKYC-TV wants "selfies" of adults reading to kids. They'll be shown on the Channel 3 News, Thursdays and Saturdays. So get out your SmartPhones!

    You'll find instructions at: WeReadHere.
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