Your generous contribution helps Starting Point lift the lives of countless youngsters and lead them to later success. That, in turn, creates healthier communities, fewer people in poverty and a renewed vitality for our region. Every $1 invested in early childhood education yields a $7 return.

Your gift can be a starting point toward a better future for all of us.

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The more people help, the more Starting Point can do. There are many roles to fill. You can:



It’s important that people know the importance of quality early childhood programs to our children’s futures. Get informed with our e-mail child care alerts and legislative updates. Become an advocate for making quality child care a community priority. Talk with friends and neighbors, contact your local, state and national legislators or get involved with local efforts to advocate for quality early childhood and out-of-school time.



We’re always on the lookout for good books, toys, needed supplies and equipment. Starting Point has a lending library of helpful books for teachers and parents plus books and toys that nurture children’s brains. Our affiliated agencies also need equipment and supplies for children with special needs. If you’re in a position to donate items like these, please contact



Seeking a few good men.

We’re looking for men and older boys to volunteer for our Read2Me program and to get involved with the Men in Early Childhood network, which seeks to increase the number of males in early childhood.

    The Starting Point Annual Fund Drive is on. We need your help. Please give to:
    Expand the scholarships that allow children in need to receive quality early education;
    Expand and improve physical facilities to ensure healthy, safe environments for early care and learning; and
    Increase consumer awareness of and access to quality child care/leaning environments.
    Addressing these needs is key to ensuring a bright future for our children and for Northeast Ohio. For our communities to thrive, we must nurture our youngest children physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually by ensuring they have access to high quality programs.
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.