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. (Need a sign up for the e-mail alerts and legislative updates)


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

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.