Parent Hot Line.

We help families throughout Northeastern Ohio find the right early childhood program for their child. Call our Parent Hot Line at 216.575.0061, 1.800.880.0971 (Toll Free)or TTY 800.750.0750 for a child care or early education program in your neighborhood or near your work. When you call, a trained Resource and Referral Specialist will answer your questions, give you personal assistance and send you our free Good Child Care Book.

Online Search.

You can also click here to search for child care or early education programs. You’ll receive a form to fill out and submit to Starting Point. When you do we’ll get back to you with child care and early education options.


If you live in Cuyahoga County and have a child with developmental, health, physical, social-emotional or behavioral challenges, Special Needs Child Care can help you find a positive child care environment, dedicated teachers and expert support so your child will thrive. With help from a team of experts, we’ll make sure the teachers are trained to manage your child’s needs and have the necessary equipment and appropriate activities.

To participate in this program, call Starting Point at 216.575.0061 or 800.880.0971.

Click here for our booklet, Special Needs Child Care: A Parent’s Guide


Out-of-School Time Care Or click here to search for out-of-school time activities.

A Starting Point Resource and Referral Specialist can help you find after-school, out-of-school time and summer camp programs for your child. Call 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750 for information.

Arts and Cultural Activities.

Find exciting dance, drama, music, visual arts, history, literature and science activities for your child at—an innovative one-stop searchable website listing Cuyahoga County out of school time programs.


If you have a teenager between the ages of 13 and 18 and live in Parma, Shaker Heights, East Cleveland or Cleveland neighborhoods: Central, Cudell-Midwest, Mt. Pleasant, St. Clair-Superior, Slavic Village and West Park, Starting Point can connect your child with a wealth of academic, recreational and cultural activities. This is a project of MyCom, a multi-agency program aimed at helping young people in Greater Cleveland reach their potential. Call us at 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free), TTY 800.750.0750 Or log onto

Call the Starting Point Parent Hot Line for information on these programs: 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750