ABOUT STARTING POINT
Starting Point links families to programs and services that meet their children’s early care/education and related needs, and strengthens the community’s capacity to respond to those needs.

Starting Point for child care, early education and out-of-school time care is:

Northeast Ohio's child care, early education and out-of-school time resource and referral agency--serving families, early childhood professionals and organizations and the community. A 501 (c)3 nonprofit agency.

Formed in 1990 on the recommendation of the landmark Cuyahoga County public-private initiative—the Child Day Care Planning Project—Starting Point works to:

  • Link families with child care, early education and out-of-school time services
  • Increase the supply of and improve access to child care, early education, literacy and out-of-school time programs
  • Improve the quality of child care, early education and out-of-school time services
  • Stimulate early education and out-of-school time alternatives
  • Plan child care, early education and out-of-school initiatives
  • Address child care, early education and out-of-school issues


Serving: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties. Starting Point books and publications are available throughout the U.S.

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.