Business Supports

Starting Point is here to help you navigate the business of child care, start a program and operate a successful, quality program. 


Starting Point offers assistance through consultation and periodic workshops if you are interested in opening a child care program.

  • If you are interested in a center-based licensed program, contact Elizabeth Saraniti at or call  216.575.0061 x373.
  • If you are interested in a family child care home licensed program or in becoming a certified In-Home Aide child care provider, contact Marisol Torres: or call (216) 575-0061 ext. 525.


Early Learning Resources Ohio is a subscription-based web product providing an extensive knowledge hub focused on supporting the needs of early childhood education and care professionals. 

Get tools and supports to help your business succeed!

Starting Point can offer a discount code for current providers. Talk to your Technical Assistance Specialist to learn more!


Starting Point and Grants Plus hosted a Grant Writing Workshop with insights for child care and out-of-school time providers. Check out our recording or the slideshow presentation to learn more about expanding your program’s funding through grant writing. 

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