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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U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur Visits Invest in Children UPK Preschool in Lakewood

U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur visited the Family Life Child Care Center in Lakewood, Ohio,
to see up-close how Cuyahoga County's Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is delivering
high-quality preschool in her district. The visit took place December 29th, over Congress's year-end
break. Rep. Kaptur continues to be an advocate for the importance of early learning and
literacy development.

Cuyahoga County Preschool Initiatives Featured

on Tavis Smiley Show (Click below to watch)

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

 Click image below to watch and learn more about our successful Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program