YWCA Greater Cleveland

ELC & Step Up to Quality

About the ELC | Staff & Curriculum | Step Up to Quality | How to Enroll in the ELC

The ELC is rated three out of a possible five stars by the State of Ohio's Step Up to Quality program. This means that the ELC provides early education that is above and beyond the requirements of licensing for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, including:

  • lower teacher-to-child ratios,
  • higher teacher education levels;
  • a focus on professional development,
  • early childhood mental health consultation
  • effective administration practices, and
  • strong implementation of an evidence-based curriculum.


Tour the ELCHow to Enroll


Toni McCord
ELC Director

Cynthia Harrigan
ELC 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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