Buckeye Head Start Center

Site Administrator: Arlene Porter

What is your educational background?
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Cleveland State University and I’m working on a Master of Science Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) at Cleveland State University as well. I also have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Cuyahoga Community College, a Pre-Kindergarten Associate License and an Associate of Arts Degree (Liberal Arts) from Cuyahoga Community College.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?
Each day is different! Working in early childhood education is a medley of diversity and transformation.

What inspires you to do your job?
Being a Site Administrator is demanding and inspiring. My job gives me a sense of purpose to help the minds and hearts of others, a sense of belonging in the hierarchy of education and a sense of connection: building relationships with colleagues, parents, children and the community. The “lightbulb/teachable moment” – seeing children get it is one of my greatest joys.

What’s one thing you want parents to know about your site?
Buckeye Head Start promotes Kindergarten readiness skills and volunteers are always welcome!

For more information and to enroll, call the Buckeye Head Start (216) 751-8899.

This center is 5 star certified by Ohio’s Step Up to Quality star rating system!