Give Your Child a Head Start

We are now enrolling for the 2017-18 preschool year.
CALL TODAY TO ENROLL: (216) 589-9922

All of our centers are four-and-five star rated by the State of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality initiative and are certified by PRE4CLE, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s quality preschool initiative.
To learn more about the talented team members that lead the Head Start Centers click here.

HEAP Office Relocates

2016-2017 Report to the Community

We’re happy to share what we’re doing with the community! Find out about our programs, partnerships and community impact. In this report, we featured our clients and their stories.

We Invest in People

We’ll meet with you to address any immediate needs then identify some life goals. Do you want to enroll your child in preschool to get him or her on a path to success early in life? Are you unemployed and looking for a job? Do you want to go back to school to get a college degree? Are you having trouble paying the bills and making ends meet?  Whatever your challenges are, we will work with you on solutions.

Thoughts From the CEO

The Council for Economic Opportunities’ President and CEO, Dr. Jacklyn A. Chisholm, has the honor of meeting a lot of Clevelanders. Now, she’s sharing the stories she’s hearing from them with you! Check out her new blog, where she’ll share her experiences with clients, partners and others in Greater Cleveland.

We Nurture Success

We provide health + dental screenings, emphasize the importance of nutrition + exercise, promote family engagement, teach new skills and will work with you to sharpen key abilities. We offer free workshops on topics from managing time better to improving self-esteem. We will encourage you to walk taller and prepare you to get the job you are seeking. We instill confidence, you can do it!

We Transform Lives

We are teachers, family development specialists, job coaches, case managers, nutritionists, program monitors and school bus drivers. We are someone to talk with and share your dreams.  We hope to inspire you, and we are rooting for your success. Take the first step today, and meet with a family development specialist to discover how, together, we can develop your plan for a brighter future so that all of Greater Cleveland succeeds, one very important person at a time (that’s YOU).

Enroll your child in Head Start for the 2017-2018 school year. Apply online now, or call (216) 589-9922. Give your child a Head Start today.

Check out what's coming up:

Click on the workshop to find out more. Then, make an appointment at one of our Neighborhood Opportunity Centers to register and to learn more about what the Council can offer you on your path to a better life. Take the first step with us today.

Upcoming Events

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Stories of Progress + Success

CEOGC earns three-year CARF accreditation

After more than 50 years in the community, including 40 years of providing behavioral health services to low-income residents in Cuyahoga County, CEOGC now has the accreditation to add further credibility behind its word-of-mouth impact in the Greater Cleveland area....

Toddler Rock initiative keeps Head Start kids Rockin N’ Rollin

The first 2,000 days are the most important for a young child's life; it's when the brain experiences the majority of its development. Here in Cleveland, young toddlers are not only learning letters, numbers and communication skills - now they're learning how to rock...

CEOGC’s Dr. Thea Wilson announced as President-elect of OAEYC

CEOGC's VP for Children and Families, Dr. Thea Wilson, has been announced as the President-elect for the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children. Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children is the official State Affiliate for the National...

RFP: Banking Services

Request For Proposals: Sealed proposals will be received at the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, 1801 Superior Avenue, Suite 400 Cleveland, OH 44114 until 12:00 p.m. on July 18, 2018.  RFP: Request For Banking Services. CEOGC is the largest...

The Council for Economic Opportunities’ impact 2015

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Residents received assistance and/or development coaching