A brighter future starts today.

A child’s experiences during the first 2,000 days of their life—from birth to the start of kindergarten—have a lasting impact on later success. With seven five-star rated early learning centers in Northeast Ohio, plus a home-based program, we help families capitalize on this precious time.

Early Learning Services

  • 5-star rated early learning & preschool programs
  • Home-based early learning services
  • Highly qualified teachers & staff
  • Welcoming classrooms serving children of all abilities
  • Free diapers, wipes & formula
  • Free breakfast, lunch & afternoon snack
  • Safe and well-maintained playgrounds

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Affordable early learning for all

Childcare can be expensive, but we want to make it a possibility for all. Our team meets with each family individually to match them with the appropriate childcare programs and scholarships to ensure services are as affordable as possible. We also accept vouchers.

Nationally Recognized Curriculum

Our play-based curriculum lets children learn while having fun. Our teaching staff is highly qualified and undergoes continual development and training.

Full-Day Care & Flexible, Home-Based Program

Most of our sites are open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. so we can provide full-day services, which include nutritious meals. We also offer a home-based program that provides in-home early learning and prenatal services to families who can’t travel to our centers.

Benefits provided free of cost:

  • Nutritious Meals
    breakfast • lunch • afternoon snack
  • Childcare Necessities
    diapers • wipes • formula

We are proud partners of

Head Start & Early Head Start
Starting Point for Child Care and Early Education
Invest in Children

Locations offering Early Learning services

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 may affect the hours and availability for certain programs and services at our locations. Please check the following page for the latest updates.

  • Smart Start Home Visiting Early Childhood Home Visitor and Home-Based Programs. (Select option 3 when calling.)(216) 815-1275

    Services offered:

  • Wade Early Learning Center 9111 Yale Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44108
    (216) 761-4994
    • 7:00am - 6:00pm M-F

    Services offered:

  • McMillan Early Learning Center 1941 S. Taylor Road
    Cleveland Hts., OH 44118
    (216) 932-9497
    • 7:00am - 6:00pm M-F

    Services offered:

  • Gordon Square Early Learning Center 5209 Detroit Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44102
    (216) 815-1275
    • 7:00am - 6:00pm M-F

    Services offered:

  • Glenville Early Learning Center 10118 Hampden Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44108
    (216) 413-3476
    • 7:15am - 3:15pm M-F (school year only)

    Services offered:

  • Clifton Early Learning Center 13889 Clifton Blvd.
    Lakewood, OH 44107
    (216) 228-8918
    • 7:30am - 6:00pm M-F

    Services offered:

  • Debra Ann November Early Learning Center Located in the Maple Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library System5225 Library Lane
    Maple Heights, OH 44137
    (216) 331-2416
    • 7:00am - 6:00pm M-F

    Services offered:

  • Bingham Early Learning Center 2421 Central Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    (216) 621-1782
    • 7:00am - 6:00pm M-F

    Services offered:

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The Centers is actively listening and responding to the impact COVID-19 is having in our communities on a daily basis. And we’re here to serve you. COVID-19 Testing is now available at The Centers and with no out of pocket cost for most patients. All of our health services—pharmacies, counseling, psychiatry, primary care, addiction, alcohol and substance abuse—are open to serve new and current patients virtually and in our offices when appropriate. Please call 216-325-WELL to learn about our virtual services or before coming to a facility so we can plan for your care. We provide free job readiness and job placement services virtually and have partner employers actively looking to place employees. Call 216-325-WORK or fill out the form on our job search page.

For the most up-to-date information regarding our Health, Family and Work services, please visit our COVID-19 Response page.