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.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Family Child Care Home Earns Coveted 4 Stars for Quality!

Great New Option for Families at The Children's Museum

Parents on Parenting!  Invest in Children's New Video

Shown at our annual meeting, this video captures parents' unscripted comments on parenting for early childhood providers and other parents.

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

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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