Looking for a child care/early education program, preschool, universal pre-kindergarten, family child care home or a nanny agency? Call Starting Point’s free Parent Hot Line at 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750 We'll answer your questions and send you our Good Child Care Book, chock full of helpful information. Or you can search for early childhood programs online.
You want your child to get the best care. We’ll give you information on how to choose a quality early education program. Call our Parent Hotline or go online for information and tips on choosing the right program, interviewing providers and everything you need to know about child care regulations, tax credits, subsidies and scholarships.
If your young child has developmental, health, physical, social-emotional or behavioral challenges, contact Starting Point’s Special Needs Child Care Program at 216.575.0061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll help you find the right child care program, make sure you have the needed classroom equipment and activities; and we’ll work with you and your early childhood teacher to address challenges.
If you’re looking for after-school, out-of-school time or summer camp programs, contact a Starting Point Resource and Referral Specialist at 216.575.061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750. Online you’ll find our web listings of arts and culture activities for children under www.smartculturesource.org. If you want constructive options for your teen, check out the activities we offer in Parma, Shaker Heights and several Cleveland neighborhoods, through MyCom, a special initiative targeting Cuyahoga County youth.
In cooperation with Cuyahoga County’s Invest in Children Initiative.
In cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Families and Children First Council and the Cleveland Foundation.
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It's important to register your child early (we recommend March) for the next kindergarten year. This ensures a smooth transition and helps the school adequately prepare for and understand each child’s strengths and needs Go to.