YWCA Greater Cleveland

How to Enroll in the ELC

About the ELC | Location & Hours | Staff & Curriculum

Because the ELC is located near downtown Cleveland, it is close to where people work and where they live. The result is a diverse blend of children from different backgrounds, ethnicities and socio-economic statuses--providing the opportunity for children to learn to embrace their differences and similarities. Our trauma-informed model, including an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, ensures social-emotional growth in students, in addition to Kindergarten readiness.

The ELC accepts Cuyahoga County subsidized care for eligible families, as well as private pay families. Of the approximately 50 children served in the ELC, 80% receive subsidized care and 20% are private pay..

To enroll your child at the Early Learning Center, please follow the process below:

  • Call us at 216.881.6878 to arrange a tour
  • Fill out an application
  • Return your application packet in person or by mail
  • Participate in orientation
  • Enroll!
Tour the ELC How to Enroll


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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