YWCA Greater Cleveland

ELC & Step Up to Quality

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

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,
  • effective administration practices, and
  • strong implementation of an evidence-based curriculum.


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Beverly Wright-Baker
Center Director

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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