FOR FAMILIES

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.

FOR PROFESSIONALS

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.

FOR YOUTH

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.

FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Link up with Starting Point for access to our many programs and recognition for quality. OR if you’re already affiliated with Starting Point, log on to update program information, request forms or access requests for proposals.


WHAT'S NEW

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.

The Boys Project

In the early years, boys often lag behind girls. This Starting Point program helps early childhood and universal Pre-K teachers understand why and how best to teach them. So far Starting Point has trained over 200 teachers in brain-based classroom strategies. Find out more..

The Good Child Care Book

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

March into Kindergarten

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Now is the time to register for kindergarten. Find out how at marchintokindergarten.com or call 2-1-1 to connect with your local school district.
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