The mission of Invest in Children is to mobilize resources and energy to ensure the well-being of all young children in Cuyahoga County, provide supportive services to parents and caregivers, and build awareness, momentum, and advocacy in the community around children and family issues.

The vision of Invest in Children is to ensure that all children in Cuyahoga County reach their full potential, nurtured by families sensitive to their needs and supported by a community committed to their success.

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Welcome to the Invest in Children Site

Whether you are a parent, provider, or advocate, this website is a resource for you as we work together with the vision to help ensure children reach their full potential.

HUD Secretary visits Invest in Children UPK site and says "Cleveland gets it."   We agree!  Read more...

Exciting Job Opportunity In Early Childhood Mental Health

ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development.  ZERO TO THREE is recruiting for a Senior Policy Analyst for Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health. The position will be based in Washington, DC.  Read Full Job Description Here.

NEW Research

Predictive ability of KRA‐L on third grade reading proficiency in Cleveland

Ensuring that children are ready to learn upon entering kindergarten is a top priority for Invest in Children.  Read more about the effectiveness of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment – Literacy (KRA-L), in predicting not only how children will do in kindergarten, but how kindergarten readiness is strongly correlated with third-grade reading proficiency.  


Cleveland Panel Discusses Value of High Quality Preschool

Our UPK in Action

Click image below to watch and learn more about our successful Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program

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Invest in Children Visioning Event Results


Rebekah Dorman, Director of IIC, Interview


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