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.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 -- School Library Journal, The Horn Book, and Cuyahoga County Public Library have partnered to present a professional development event for librarians and caregivers on early learning. Fostering Lifelong Learners: Investing in our Children will bring together early childhood education professionals – pediatricians, librarians, educators, publishers and children’s literature experts – to focus this critical and complex early learning arena, with new initiatives and funding pointing to innovation in how we support our children’s first years.  REGISTER 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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