For Families and Guardians

Starting Point connects families in Northeast Ohio to child care, early learning, and out-of-school time programming the best meet their individual needs. 

Free resources and services to support families seeking care options.

Find Early Childhood Programs
Looking for a childcare/early education program, preschool, universal pre-kindergarten, or family childcare home? Search for early childhood programs online.
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Choose Quality
You want your child to get the best care. We’ll give you information on how to choose a quality early education program. Here are information and tips on choosing the right program, interviewing providers, and everything you need to know about childcare regulations, tax credits, subsidies, and scholarships.
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Get Help with Special Needs
If your young child has developmental, health, physical, social-emotional, or behavioral challenges, we’ll help you find the right childcare program, with the needed classroom equipment and activities.
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Find Out-Of-School Activities
If you’re looking for after-school, out-of-school time, or summer camps, you’ll find our web listings of programs including arts and culture activities.
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