YWCA Greater Cleveland

Early Learning Center

About the ELC | Location & Hours | Staff & Curriculum | Step Up to Quality

One of the hallmarks of the Early Learning Center is our strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We have created a wonderful environment where diversity is celebrated – and this is greatly valued by the parents and families of the children enrolled here. In teaching children to respect each other, we are establishing a cultural and social foundation that will be with them for life.

Take a quick glance into any of the classrooms at the Early Learning Center, and you will see that the children in this unique program are a true reflection of the local community. The Center welcomes children and families of all races, ethnicities, religions, socio-economic status and other dimensions of difference.

Students from the Early Learning Center pre-kindergarten class have graduated on to Cleveland’s most prestigious schools including: Cleveland School of the Arts, Campus International School, Intergenerational School, E-PREP, Cleveland Heights School District, Shaker Heights School District and Urban Community School.

Times & Locations

The Early Learning Center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and is currently enrolling children three to five years of age. It is conveniently located at 4019 Prospect Avenue in Midtown Cleveland – minutes from downtown and University Circle.

How to Enroll

Listen to our mentions on WCPN! 15-second Spot #1, 15-second spot #2, 30-second spot

For more information

Contact Christine Roddy
216.881.6878 x 234

Tour the ELC How to Enroll


Carol Lyles
Center Administrator

“It’s easier to go back to work when you feel good about the care that your child is receiving.”
- ELC parent


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