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The mission of Invest in Children is to mobilize resources and research to promote the well-being of all young children in Cuyahoga County.  We provide a continuum of targeted services, prenatal to kindergarten, for children and their families; build awareness; advocate; and measure our impact.  We aim to achieve equity in access to services and eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in child and family outcomes.  

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Invest In Children Exceeds Preschool Goal by 30%

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Invest In Children Has Launched !


Invest In Children Annual Meeting Keynote Presentation Slides

A Field Full of Hope!  Invest in Children's Newest Video

Early childhood providers share why they do the incredible work they do.



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.


Our UPK in Action

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