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Outhwaite Head Start Center

Site Administrator: Rukayatu Saka

What is your educational background?

I hold a Bachelor in Business Administration from Central University Ghana. A Masters Degree in Service Management from the University of Buckingham United Kingdom and I am currently working towards a second Master in Early Childhood from Cleveland State University.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?

Building relationships, creating a positive impact, sharing memories and laughing together with my students and families.

What inspires you to do your job?

Working with young children is not only my passion, but I find joy in what I do. After over 10 years of working in early education classrooms, I still find the uniqueness of each child. I aid them in forming a love of learning. I nurture young minds and hearts through patience and compassion in my everyday interactions with each child.

What’s one thing you want parents to know about your site?

Outhwaite Head Start fosters a nurturing environment that encourages learning through exploration and discovery to support the development of the whole child. Outhwaite Head Start is part of the Cuyahoga County Universal Pre-Kindergarten. It has a Five-Star Step-Up to quality rating and is a designated Ohio Healthy Program by the Department of Health.

For more information and to enroll, call the Outhwaite Head Start Center at (216) 361-9799.

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