Achievement Award Program

CuyahogaKids

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner
CuyahogaKids
Cuyahoga County, Ohio

About the Program

CATEGORY: Children and Youth
YEAR: 2022
Driven by the critical importance of early childhood brain development, and aware that many children in our community struggle in their journey to Kindergarten readiness, the Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood (OEC) launched CuyahogaKids.org late in 2017. We built a new interactive resource where families with young children could find high-quality childcare and preschool, fun things to do, and get connected to important county resources when needed. CuyahogaKids.org meets a need expressed by parents for a trusted source of information that is available at no cost, available on-the-go, and free of commercial bias. Designed to work easily and quickly on a mobile device, CuyahogaKids.org reaches parents wherever they need information. When searching for high-quality childcare or preschool, CuyahogaKids only displays options that are rated high quality in Ohio’s Step Up to Quality rating system, and directs parents first to sites participating in Invest In Children’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program where scholarships of up to 50 percent are available. The search results provide additional information on how to reach each provider. When visiting CuyahogaKids.org, the events and fun places that parents see, are all entered by approved content partners who post their information. By ensuring that only well-established organizations can contribute content, OEC can make certain that the events are appropriate for young children and developmentally rich.
Driven by the critical importance of early childhood brain development, and aware that many children in our community struggle in their journey to Kindergarten readiness, the Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood (OEC) launched CuyahogaKids.org late in 2017. We built a new interactive resource where families with young children could find high-quality childcare and preschool, fun things to do, and get connected to important county resources when needed. CuyahogaKids.org meets a need expressed by parents for a trusted source of information that is available at no cost, available on-the-go, and free of commercial bias. Designed to work easily and quickly on a mobile device, CuyahogaKids.org reaches parents wherever they need information. When searching for high-quality childcare or preschool, CuyahogaKids only displays options that are rated high quality in Ohio’s Step Up to Quality rating system, and directs parents first to sites participating in Invest In Children’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program where scholarships of up to 50 percent are available. The search results provide additional information on how to reach each provider. When visiting CuyahogaKids.org, the events and fun places that parents see, are all entered by approved content partners who post their information. By ensuring that only well-established organizations can contribute content, OEC can make certain that the events are appropriate for young children and developmentally rich. County Cuyahoga County, Ohio Featured Resources Announcing 2022 Achievement Award Winners Achievement Award Category Children and Youth

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