Mission
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.

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Office of Early Childhood Invest in Children
310 W. Lakeside Avenue, Suite 565
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 698-2215
(216) 443-7575 (fax)

Courthouse Square
 
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Public parking is available at the Huntington Garage located at (West 3rd and also Lakeside Avenue entrances) as well as other adjacent lots (parking charges do apply).


Office of Early Childhood Staff:



Rebekah Dorman, Ph.D., Director
rdorman@cuyahogacounty.us  
(216) 348-3972
 


Anju Abdullah, Program Officer
aabdullah@cuyahogacounty.us
216-443-6572



Marcos Cortes, Program Manager
mcortes@cuyahogacounty.us  
(216) 698-2586 

Marcos Cortes is a Program Manager for Invest in Children and currently oversees our Home Visiting Programs with over $3 million in public and private funding allocated to these programs. He has held previous positions with the Cuyahoga County Tapestry System of Care as Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator and at United Way of Greater Cleveland as Assistant Director for Youth and Families. Marcos holds a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) from Cleveland State University. 




Mary Delaney, Administrative Assistant
mdelaney@cuyahogacounty.us  
(216) 443-6577
 


Sonya Hickman-Coleman, Budget Officer
scoleman@cuyahogacounty.us
(216) 698-2214





John G. Ladd, Program Officer
jladd@cuyahogacounty.us
(216) 443-6583

John serves as a Program Officer and has responsibility for multiple Invest In Children programs and functions; including: CuyahogaKids.org, the county's Child Fatality Review Program, internal and external communications activities, grant writing and reporting, and other special projects. John has worked his entire career in maternal and child health, and joined Invest In Children in 2013. John holds a Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree (MNO) from Case Western Reserve University.
 



Daniel Moss, UPK Program Manager
dwmoss@cuyahogacounty.us
216-443-6573



Shawna Rhorman, Evaluation Manager
srohrman@cuyahogacounty.us  
216-443-7596




Qianna Tidmore, UPK 2.0 Program Manager
qtidmore@cuyahogacounty.us
216-443-7574

Qianna Tidmore has worked in Early Childhood administration for over 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Akron in Political Science and a Masters of Early Childhood: Curriculum & Instruction from Cleveland State University.  As the Universal Pre-K 2.0 Program Manager, she oversees the 37 UPK 2.0 sites consisting of Family Child Care Homes, Child Care Centers, and School Districts.  Qianna is passionate about advocating for Early Childhood initiatives and best practices! 





Robert O. Staib, Associate Director
rstaib@cuyahogacounty.us  
(216) 443-6580

Robert Staib is a Social Worker who, for over thirty years, has pursued a passion for public health and human services as a means for transformational change. His is currently the Associate Director of Invest in Children, Cuyahoga County's early childhood initiative. In this capacity he has overall responsibility for implementation of program strategies and internal operations, program evaluation, and he provides oversight to the budgeting and contracting processes.