Ohio Healthy Programs

Ohio Healthy Programs 2018-08-27T08:58:12+00:00

Designated Ohio Healthy Programs are early care and education programs that have chosen to go above and beyond licensing requirements for health.   These programs show their families and community that they are dedicated to the health and wellness of the children that they serve.

Ohio Healthy Programs is an Ohio-Approved, healthy program that offers training and technical assistance for early care and education providers on best practices in building healthy habits, menus, and policies. Ohio Healthy Programs is available to all early care and education programs in the State of Ohio, free of charge.

For a PDF of the “How to Become an Ohio Healthy Program” click here.

To earn the Ohio Healthy Program designation for your center or home, you need to:

  • Complete all sessions of the free, Step Up to Quality approved training for your program.

    • Session 1: Healthy Habits, is a 4 part training and must be attended by one teacher from each age level that you serve.

    • Session 2: Healthy Menus, is the menu training which must be attended by the cook, menu planner, and/or administrator.

    • Session 3: Healthy Policies, is the policy training which must be attended by the administrator.

  • Complete the Ohio Healthy Programs Online Application.

    • Provide at least one family engagement activity around health and wellness.

    • Demonstrate that your menus meet Ohio Healthy Program Menu requirements.

    • Adopt at least one new healthy policy

*Free technical assistance is available to all Cuyahoga County centers that complete the training.  During your visits with your technical assistance person, you will receive incentives ($500 for new program, $250 for a renewed program) to support you in your Ohio Healthy goals!

Click here to find training in your area or contact Theresa at thenderson@ccbh.net or (216) 201-2001 x1552.

Ohio Healthy Programs in Cuyahoga County:

See how Cuyahoga County has been successful in improving early childhood environments by partnering with early care and education providers.

Ohio Healthy Programs meet the needs of Cuyahoga County communities.

Current Ohio Healthy Programs:

  • A Jubilee Academy.  Cleveland, 44110
  • Abundant Living Child Care. North Olmsted, 44070
  • Almer Price, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Shaker Heights, 44120
  • Amisha Yisrael, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Euclid, 44117
  • Andrea Tufts-Peterson, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44105
  • Anointed Beginnings Child Day Care.  Richmond Heights, 44143
  • Arnette Hines, Type B Family Child Care Provider. Cleveland, 44108
  • Arrah’s Luv’n Home Daycare.  Cleveland, 44108
  • Barbara Davis, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Euclid, 44132
  • Bedford Heights Day Care and Nursery Center.  Bedford Heights, 44146
  • Belinda Stark-Hughey, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Bedford, 44146
  • Betty McNear, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Garfield Heights, 44125
  • Bingham Early Learning Center.   Cleveland, 44115
  • Brooklyn Elementary School- Preschool.  Brooklyn, 44144
  • Brown’s Children’s Paradise, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44103.
  • Buckeye Head Start. Cleveland, 44120
  • Carl B. Stokes  Head Start. Cleveland, 44112
  • Carmen Brown, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Warrensville Heights, 44128.
  • Carmen Nunez, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44102
  • Cassandra Thompson, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland Heights, 44121
  • Claudy Patterson, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44128
  • Cleveland Child Care Inc. Cleveland, 44102
  • Cleveland Children’s  Daycare Academy.  Parma, 44130
  • Cleveland Music School Settlement Preschool.  Cleveland, 44106
  • Constance Johnson, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Euclid, 44117
  • Corrinna Bryant, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44109
  • Daphine Coats-Bender, Type B Family Child Care Provider. Cleveland, 44122
  • Debra Ann November Early Learning Center.  Maple Heights, 44137
  • Denise Simmons, Type B Family Provider.  Cleveland, 44120
  • Early  Childhood Center at Arbor Park.  Cleveland, 44115
  • Early Childhood Enrichment Center.  Shaker Heights, 44122
  • East End Individual Learning Center.  Cleveland, 44104
  • Education with Imagination. Cleveland, 44105
  • Elissa Johnson, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Maple Heights, 44137
  • Ernestine Edinburgh, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Euclid, 44123
  • Eula Jones, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44122
  • Family Life Center of Berea.  Berea, 44107
  • Family Life Center of Lakewood.  Lakewood, 44107
  • Faith Saunders, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44109
  • Flora Shearer, Type B Family Provider.  Cleveland, 44128
  • Fundamentals Menorah Park. Beachwood, 44122
  • Future Kids Academy.  Cleveland, 44102
  • Future Kids Activity Center.  Cleveland, 44111
  • Ganon Gil Preschool at Temple-Tifereth Israel.  Beachwood, 44122
  • George L. Forbes Head Start and Early Learning Center. Cleveland, 44112
  • Glennda Jackson, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44111
  • Gloria Estrella, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44102
  • Green Road Early Learning Center.  Highland Hills, 44128
  • Gordon Square Early Learning Center.  Cleveland, 44102
  • Hanna Perkins Preschool.  Shaker Heights, 44122
  • Haynes Nursery School.  Lakewood, 44107
  • Hodiah Yisrael, Type B Family Provider.  Euclid, 44123.
  • Iesha Smith, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Euclid, 44123
  • IXL Childcare and Learning Center.  Cleveland Heights, 44118
  • Joanna Adams, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44120
  • Kiddie City Childcare Community.  Euclid, 44123
  • Kidz R Kidz Child Care Center.  Cleveland, 44105
  • Kimberly Powell, Type B Family Child Care Provider. Cleveland, 44105
  • King Kennedy Head Start. Cleveland, 44104
  • Kirsis B. Tavarez, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44102
  • Laketta M. Ferguson, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Euclid, 44123.
  • Lakeview Terrace Head Start. Cleveland, 44103
  • Lakewood Child Care Center. Lakewood, 44107
  • Laparade, Inc.  Euclid, 44117
  • Larhonda Whiting, Type B Family Child Care Provider. Maple Heights, 44137
  • Louis Stokes Head Start. Cleveland, 44128
  • Loving Cup Kids Academy- Brooklyn. Brooklyn, 44144
  • Mae’s Little Angel’s Enrichment Center.  Cleveland, 44103
  • Maribel Guerra, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44109
  • Marisol Figueroa, Type B Family Child Care Provider. Cleveland, 44109
  • Market Square Horizon Education Center.  Cleveland, 44113
  • McMillan Early Learning Center.  Cleveland Heights, 44118
  • Merrick House Settlement and Day Nursery.  Cleveland, 44113
  • Michele Hawkins, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland Heights, 44112
  • Mommy Monti Cares, Type A Home Provider.  Cleveland, 44113
  • Nahshonda Cundiff, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44128.
  • Nicole Radford, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Bedford Heights, 44146
  • Nora Yisrael, Type B Family Provider.  Euclid, 44132
  • North Olmsted Horizon Education Center.   North Olmsted, 44070
  • Old Brooklyn Horizon Education Center.  Cleveland, 44109.
  • Outhwaite Head Start Center.  Cleveland, 44103
  • Pamm R. Williams, Type B Family Child Care Provider.   Maple Heights, 44137
  • Parkside Preschool and Child Care Center. Westlake, 44145
  • Parkview Head Start.  Parma, 44134
  • Parma Preschool. Parma, 44134
  • Patricia Alexander, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Warrensville Heights, 44128
  • Pearls and Angels, Type A Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44112.
  • Pleasurable Child Care Center.  Warrensville Heights, 44128
  • Plymouth Head Start. Cleveland, 44120
  • Pooh Bears Hunny Stop Child Care and Preschool.  Maple Heights, 44137
  • Positive Beginnings Childcare and Preschool, Type A Family Child Care Provider.  Euclid, 44132
  • Puritas Head Start Center.  Cleveland, 44135
  • Rainbow Terrace Head Start.  Cleveland, 44104
  • Rashawn D. Algee Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44128
  • Riverside Head Start.   Cleveland, 44135
  • Robbie L. Willis Type B Family Child Care Provider. Cleveland Hts., 44112
  • Sherrell Johnson, Type B Family Provider.  Garfield Heights, 44125
  • Shirley Hart, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Euclid, 44123
  • St. Ignatius Head Start. Cleveland, 44111
  • St. Mary Byzantine Child Care, ODE.  Cleveland, 44109
  • St. Peter’s Child Care. Lakewood, 44107
  • St. Phillip Neri Head Start.  Cleveland, 44103
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Head Start.  Cleveland, 44106
  • Superior Elementary School, ODE.  East Cleveland 44112
  • Terita Johnson, Type B Family Child Care Provider.  Cleveland, 44105
  • Union Miles Head Start.  Cleveland, 44105
  • Valley Christian Preschool.  Chagrin Falls, 44022
  • Villa Head Start. Cleveland, 44127
  • Wade Early Learning Center.  Cleveland, 44108
  • William Patrick Day Early Learning Center.  Cleveland, 44115
  • Willard Head Start. Cleveland, 44102
  • With These Hands, LLC.   Cleveland, 44120
  • YWCA Metro Early Learning Center.  Cleveland, 44103

If you are interested in having your child attend a designated Ohio Healthy Program please contact:

Starting Point

4600 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Phone: 216.575.0061
Toll-free: 800.880.0971
www.starting-point.org