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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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Special Needs Child Care

Like any other youngster, a child with special needs requires love, support and a good start in life. But your special child may need more. For you as parents, the challenges can seem overwhelming. But you’re not alone. There is a program that can help— Special Needs Child Care.

This program, coordinated by Starting Point as part of Cuyahoga County’s Invest in Children initiative, can make a difference –for your child, for you and your family.
  • We’ll help you find child care that’s right for your child;
  • We’ll work with your child care teacher to make certain your child has the proper equipment, activities adapted to his or her needs and child care teachers trained to understand your child’s needs, whether they are physical, developmental, medical or behavioral;
  • We’ll bring together a team of community agencies with expertise in your child’s special needs to help you, your child care teacher (and often your family) address specific challenges in caring for your special child; and
  • We’ll keep in touch to make certain you’re getting the care you need.

Call Starting Point to participate in Special Needs Child Care at (216) 575-0061 or 1-800-880-0971. We’ll give you names of child care centers and family child care homes throughout Cuyahoga County that enjoy helping children with special needs achieve their best. We’ll make certain your child’s teacher has the proper training and equipment to care for your child. And we’ll link you to the other community services you need.

Starting Point
(216) 575-0061