Give Your Child a Head Start

We are now enrolling for the 2018-19 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.

2017-2018 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 feature our deep ties to the Greater Cleveland community.

HEAP Office Relocates

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 2018-2019 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

Pancakes with Dad –Extra syrup please!

"Can I have some more syrup on my pancakes, dad?" The question could be heard around the many tables that were scattered across the multipurpose room at George L. Forbes Early Learning Center. The aroma of bacon and sausage filled the hallways; the Dad's Pancake...

Dads – A Daughter’s First Love

Imagine a world where every father is present and active in their children's lives. Research has conclusively shown that children with involved and loving fathers are much more likely to be financially and emotionally secure. Well, the Council for Economic...

“No Small Matter” Film to Premiere in Cleveland Next Week

The "No Small Matter" film is making waves across the nation for its in-depth look into the minds of young children and the importance of early childhood education. The film is currently being shown in various cities across the nation and on March 26, it will finally...

The Council for Economic Opportunities’ impact 2015

Number of volunteers

Number of Head Start children + families enrolled

Residents received assistance and/or development coaching