Quality Early Child Care Expands

PromiseNeighborhood18Of the 13 early-childhood centers in Cleveland Promise Neighborhood, eight are are quality rated. Most recently, two early-care and -education centers earned Step Up to Quality Rating. One early care and education center raised its star-quality rating from three to four stars.

A new child-care center opened in September, Home Away from Home on E 37th Street and Community College serving infants through school age and providing evening care.

What does a quality rating mean? Ohio created the Step Up to Quality preschool-rating system based on how well the center tries to educate children.

More information: Starting Point helps parents and child-care centers navigate the preschool process. Visit www.starting-point.org or call 216.575.0061. Tatian Wells is the Starting Point contact for the Promise Neighborhood.