Ohio Healthy Programs

Ohio Healthy Programs 2018-05-11T07:13:48+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 $500 worth of incentives to support you in your Ohio Healthy goals!

Click here to find training in your area or contact Camille at info@earlyageshealthystages.org or (216) 201-2001 x1514.

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
  • Anointed Beginnings Child Day Care, Debra Gregg Type A Home Provider.  Richmond Heights, 44143
  • Arnette Hines FCCH. Cleveland, 44108
  • Barbara Davis FCCH, Our Gang Child Care.  Euclid, 44132
  • Bedford Heights Day Care and Nursery Center.  Bedford Heights, 44146
  • Belinda Stark-Hughey FCCH, Emerald Stars Learning Center.  Bedford, 44146
  • Betty McNear FCCH, My Nana Too.  Garfield Heights, 44125
  • Bingham Early Learning Center.   Cleveland, 44115
  • Brooklyn Elementary School- Preschool.  Brooklyn, 44144
  • Buckeye CEOGC Head Start. Cleveland, 44120
  • Carmen Nunez FCCH, Arcoiris Day Care.  Cleveland, 44102
  • Cassandra Thompson FCCH, Sandy’s Darlin’ Munchkins.  Cleveland Heights, 44121
  • Claudy Patterson FCCH, Claudia’s Child Care.  Cleveland, 44128
  • Carl B. Stokes CEOGC Head Start. Cleveland, 44112
  • Cleveland Child Care Inc. Cleveland, 44102
  • Cleveland Children’s  Daycare Academy.  Parma, 44130
  • Cleveland Music School Settlement Preschool.  Cleveland, 44106
  • Constance Johnson FCCH, Small Wonders.  Euclid, 44117
  • Corrinna Bryant FCCH.  Cleveland, 44109
  • Daphine Coats-Bender FCCH.  Cleveland, 44122
  • Debra Ann November Early Learning Center.  Maple Heights, 44137
  • Early  Childhood Center at Arbor Park.  Cleveland, 44115
  • Early Childhood Enrichment Center Shaker Heights.  Shaker Heights, 44122
  • East End Individual Learning Center.  Cleveland, 44104
  • Education with Imagination. Cleveland, 44105
  • Elissa Johnson FCCH.  Maple Heights, 44137
  • Ernestine Edinburgh FCCH, Buzzy Little Bees.  Euclid, 44123
  • Eula Jones FCCH.  Cleveland, 44122
  • The Family Life Center of Berea.  Berea, 44107
  • The Family Life Center of Lakewood.  Lakewood, 44107
  • Faith Saunders FCCH, Wings to Fly.  Cleveland, 44109
  • 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 CEOGC Head Start and Early Learning Center. Cleveland, 44112
  • Glennda Jackson FCCH, Kiddie Kounty Childcare.  Cleveland, 44111
  • Green Road CEOGC Early Learning Center.  Highland Hills, 44128
  • Hanna Perkins Preschool.  Shaker Heights, 44122
  • Haynes Nursery School.  Lakewood, 44107
  • Iesha Smith FCCH, Iesha’s Home Day Care.  Euclid, 44123
  • IXL Childcare and Learning Center.  Cleveland Heights, 44118
  • Joanna Adams FCCH, Sister J’s Child Enrichment Center.  Cleveland, 44120
  • Kiddie City Childcare Community.  Euclid, 44123
  • Kimberly Powell FCCH. Cleveland, 44105
  • King Kennedy Catholic Charities Head Start. Cleveland, 44104
  • Kirsis B. Tavarez FCCH.  Cleveland, 44102
  • Kristi’s Kids. Brook Park, 44142
  • Lakeview Terrace CEOGC Head Start. Cleveland, 44103
  • Lakewood Child Care Center. Lakewood, 44107
  • Laparade, Inc.  Euclid, 44117
  • Larhonda Whiting FCCH. Maple Heights, 44137
  • Louis Stokes CEOGC Head Start. Cleveland, 44128
  • Loving Cup Kids Academy- Brooklyn. Brooklyn, 44144
  • Maribel Guerra FCCH, Develop and Enhance the Mind.  Cleveland, 44109
  • Marisol Figueroa FCCH, Marisol Home Day Care. Cleveland, 44109
  • Mae’s Little Angels Enrichment Center. Cleveland, 44103
  • McMillan Early Learning Center.  Cleveland Heights, 44118
  • Merrick House Settlement and Day Nursery.  Cleveland, 44113
  • Mommy Monti Cares, Benitza Montgomery Type A Home Provider.  Cleveland, 44113
  • Nicole Radford FCCH, BJ’s Growth Center.  Bedford Heights, 44146
  • North Olmsted Horizon Education Center.   North Olmsted, 44070
  • Outhwaite Head Start. Cleveland, 44104
  • Parkside Preschool and Child Care Center. Westlake, 44145
  • Parkview Catholic Charities Head Start.  Parma, 44134
  • Parma Preschool. Parma, 44134
  • Patricia Alexander FCCH.  Warrensville Heights, 44128
  • Pleasurable Child Care Center.  Warrensville Heights, 44128
  • Plymouth CEOGC Head Start. Cleveland, 44120
  • Positive Beginnings Childcare and Preschool, Brenda Assian Type A FCCH.  Euclid, 44132
  • Rainbow Terrace Catholic Charities Head Start.  Cleveland, 44104
  • Rashawn D. Algee FCCH, Big Mama Ray’s Child Care LLC.  Cleveland, 44128
  • Riverside Catholic Charities Head Start.   Cleveland, 44135
  • Robbie L. Willis FCCH, Little Achiever’s Learning Center. Cleveland Hts., 44112
  • Shirley Hart FCCH.  Euclid, 44123
  • St. Ignatius Catholic Charities Head Start. Cleveland, 44111
  • St. Peter’s Child Care. Lakewood, 44107
  • St. Phillip Neri Catholic Charities Head Start.  Cleveland, 44103
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Charities Head Start.  Cleveland, 44106
  • Union Miles CEOGC Head Start.  Cleveland, 44105
  • Valley Christian Preschool.  Chagrin Falls, 44022
  • Villa CEOGC Head Start. Cleveland, 44127
  • William Patrick Day CEOGC Head Start.  Cleveland, 44115
  • Willard CEOGC 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