Workforce Development

Starting Point provides services and connections that can help early care and education professionals advance their careers.

EARN YOUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA)

Starting Point can help staff earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, which shows they’re well qualified for their jobs. Scholarships for the training series and CDA assessment are available for eligible candidates. 

To find out more, contact Mollie Bauer at Mollie.Bauer@Starting-Point.org or call 216-575-0061 ext. 385.

T.E.A.C.H. EARLY CHILDHOOD OHIO

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO, provides scholarships to assist early childhood professionals in earning Associate or Bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education through participating colleges. With a degree, you’ll be able to earn more and gain credibility as an early childhood professional. Assistance is available for the cost of tuition, books and related education expenses. 

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POWER OHIO

POWER Ohio was created by a subcommittee of state agencies and early childhood stakeholders. POWER is an acronym for Powering Optimal Wages and Encouraging Retention. The program’s purpose is to provide additional funds to professionals and increase these trained professionals’ retention in programs.

Potential recipients apply through your Ohio Professional Registry Profile. POWER Ohio is currently at capacity due to limited funding. Should additional funding become available, child care programs will be notified.

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