Business and Operational Supports

Looking for business coaching?  operational support?  a business plan?

We're your Starting Point.

Welcome to Starting Point’s Business and Operational Support Services, designed to empower administrators and owners within the child care industry. 

Our services are led by industry experts and are available to current and soon-to-open child care sites across Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga counties. 

We support child care providers through every stage of their journey, ensuring they have the resources and expertise necessary to thrive. Whether you are looking to optimize your operations, improve program quality, or stay ahead in a competitive market, Starting Point is here to help.

Explore our Service Menu below to discover how we can assist you, or take the first step by filling out our Intake Form. A member of the Starting Point team will promptly reach out to discuss how we can best support your needs

Our Services

Prevention & Inclusion Programs

For 20+ years, PIPs Services have used a strengths-based approach to provide high standards of care for children who need support with medical, physical, social-emotional, and cognitive function.

Family Child Care Services

Support to family child care programs from a team of experts that can help programs meet safety and education standards, including Step Up to Quality consultation.

Start-Up Services

Starting Point’s free pre-licensing program assists entrepreneurs with a dream of opening a child care program, from before the licensing process to opening their business.

Shared Services

Starting Point provides free resources like connection to specialized agencies that are experts in the components that keep your program running such as human resources, finance, marketing and more.


Starting Point provides free professional advice on licensing, health and safety, Step Up to Quality, and more.

Staff Recruitment

We maintain a job board of open positions from child care programs across Northeast Ohio to connect high-quality applicants with high-quality careers.

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Summer Hours: Starting Point offices are Hybrid Monday - Thursday, Fully Remote on Fridays.