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.

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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.

Read the Blog Here

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.

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.

Stories of Progress + Success

CEOGC to Present Reading Program at National Head Start Conference

The leadership at the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) will present its breakthrough Friendships through Reading program, which is a collaboration with the City of Cleveland Police Department, at National Head Start Association’s 2017...

School Year Begins for CEOGC Head Start Students and Families

The 2017-2018 school year is officially underway for CEOGC's Head Start students! With goodbye hugs from parents a cheerful song with classmates and teachers, students at the Carl B. Stokes Head Start center began their new school year on Tuesday. Nearly 2,000...

CEOGC, Dave’s Supermarket team up for hiring event

CEOGC and Dave's Supermarket are teaming up for a hiring event next week. Dave's Human Resources Director, Magan Torres, will be at CEOGC's Central Neighborhood Opportunity Center on Wednesday, August 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. She will be giving presentations and...

CEOGC job testing center receives Certiport authorization

The Council for Economic Opportunities is now an authorized Certiport testing center. The distinction allows CEOGC's job and career training center to offer Certiport's exams. Per Certiport's website: Certiport is the world leader in performance-based certification...

The Council for Economic Opportunities’ impact 2015

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