Early Childhood Education
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For more than 100 years, the YWCA has been providing high-quality early childhood education for children ages three to five years while empowering mothers and fathers to pursue their career and educational goals. The Early Learning Center offers a uniquely diverse setting providing child care for families who live and work throughout Greater Cleveland. Experienced educators teach a child-centered curriculum, and children learn from a young age to celebrate differences.
When you visit the Early Learning Center, you will sense right away that this is a happy place – not only for the children, but also for the teaching faculty. Everyone on staff is doing what they love most – working with children and helping families establish a solid educational foundation for their children’s future.
The YWCA is proud that the Early Learning Center has earned a five-star rating by the State of Ohio's "Step Up to Quality" program, indicating it has exceeded the licensing requirements with its evidence-based curriculum, low teacher-child ratios, high teacher education levels, focus on professional development and effective administration practices.
Early Learning Center parents are kept engaged and up to date through various communication channels and a Parent Support Group.