Educational and Informational Resources

Readinɡ for children

  1. 50 Great Books for Preschool.
  2. 3 Read-Aloud Websites for Kids.
  3. Websites with Free Online Books for Kids.
  4. Best Ukrainian Books on Instagram.
  5. The Importance of Reading to Your Children.
  6. Importance of Reading With Kids: 10 Great Benefits.
  7. When School Is Closed: Resources to Keep Kids Learning at Home.
  8. ABC Mouse.
  9. What books and how to read to preschool children.
  10. Wearing Masks Story.
  11. Washing Hands Story.
  12. Reading with your Child.
  13. Read with Your School-Age Child.
  14. How to help your child learn to read and love reading.
  15. Tips for Reading with Children.
  16. Art Museums Near You.
  17. Local Libraries Near You.
  18. Ohio Departament of Natural Resources.
  19. Ohio Departament of State Parks.
  20. Ohio History.
  21. Ohio Museums Guide.
  22. Zoos & Wildlife Attractions Near You.

Development of children

  1. Feeling Faces.
  2. How to Get Help for Your Child
  3. Your Child at 2 months. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  4. Your Child at 4 months. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  5. Your Child at 6 months. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  6. Your Child at 9 months. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  7. Your Child at 18 months. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  8. Your Child at 2 years. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  9. Your Child at 3 years. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  10. Your Child at 4 years. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  11. Your Child at 5 years. Developmental Milestone Checklist.
  12. Your School-Age Child (6–12 years old). Developmental Milestone Checklist
  13. ASQ:SE-2 Activities.
  14. The influence of the development of fine motor skills on the formation of speech of preschool children.

Early Childhood Resource Guide.

Developmental Delays and Disabilities and Preschool Special Education

Early Intervention (El) is a statewide system overseen by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. It provides coordinated services to parents of children under age 3 with disabilities or developmental delays.

El builds on and provides supports and resources to help parents and caregivers enhance children's learning and development through everyday routines. It is a collaborative, home- and community-based system.

In Ohio, preschool special education is available for 3- to 5-year-old children with disabilities. Any child suspected of having a disability should be referred to the local public school of residence for evaluation. The child does not have to be enrolled in the school to be evaluated, and there are no minimum income requirements.

For information about early intervention services, please visit

Information for parents about preschool special education is available at

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Grants provide high-quality early learning preschool services to prepare children for success in kindergarten. These services are available to eligible 4-year-olds in Ohio with family incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Children in families with incomes below 100% of the FPL can attend for free.

For participating programs and their contact information, visit

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is a voluntary family support program for pregnant women and new parents. It is offered in every Ohio county through a well-established network. Help Me Grow is an evidence-based program that promotes healthy growth and development for babies and young children.

Visit or call (800) 755-GROW (4769).

Medical Services

Medicaid-covered services are available for:

To apply, visit OR If you have questions or need help with the application, contact your county department of job and family services. To find your county agency, visit

Mental Health

Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, provides preschool expulsion-prevention partnerships for licensed preschools and child care providers. Early childhood consultants can provide the following services:

Call (844) 678-ABCs (2227), and you will be connected with a local early childhood mental health provider.

For more information, visit



The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) helps eligible low-income Ohioans stretch their food budgets and buy healthy food.

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program helps eligible pregnant women, women who recently had babies, infants and children up to age 5 who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. WIC provides education and support; supplemental nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and iron-fortified infant formula; and referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other programs.

Child Care Providers:

The Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) allows eligible for-profit child care providers to be reimbursed for providing nutritious meals and snacks to the children in their care. Participating centers must receive publicly funded child care for at least 25% of enrolled children or their licensed capacity (whichever is less), or at least 25% of the children in care must be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Family child care homes must sign an agreement with a sponsoring organization and must be licensed. Children from birth through age 12 may receive CACFP benefits.


To apply, visit

If you have questions or need help, contact your county department of job and family services (JFS). To find your county JFS, visit


To apply, visit


To apply for more information, visit

Community Resources


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Community Groups/Extra Curricular

GED/ESL/Literacy Programs

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Community Therapy Providers for Children

Cuyahoga County East/South Side, Summit County

ST: Speach Therapy, OT: Occupational Therapy, PT: Physical Therapy

FacilityLocation(s)Phone NumberSTOTPT
Achievement Centers for Children Highland Hills, Westlake 216-292-9700 X X X
Abilikids Akron, Brunswick 330-752-4370
Akron Children's Hospital Akron (OT/PT), Montrose 330-543-8257 X X X
Solon 440-498-1100 X X -
Cleveland Clinic - Hillcrest Hospital Lyndhurst 440-312-4565 X X X
Cleveland Clinic - JCC Beachwood 216-636-KIDS X X X
Cleveland Clinic - Main Campus Cleveland (University Circle) 216-636-KIDS X X X
Cleveland Clinic - Childten's Rehab Hospital Cleveland (Shaker Rd.) 216-636-KIDS X X X
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center Cleveland (University Circle) and South Euclid 216-231-8787 X - -
CSU Speech & Hearing Clinic Cleveland, Mayfield, Broadview Heights 216-687-3804 X - -
Easter Seals Northern Ohio University Heights, plus multiple locations 888-325-8532 X - -
Euclid Hospital Euclid 216-692-8760 X X X
Galvin Therapy Center Warrensville Heights 216-514-1600 X X X
KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center Streetsboro 330-963-8600 X X -
Rehab Services Cuyahoga Falls, Sagamore Hills 216-749-6650 X X X
United Celebral Palsy Cleveland (University Circle) 216-791-8363 X X X
University Hospitals - Bedford Bedford 216-735-4748 X X X
University Hospitals - Green Road South Euclid 216-381-5891 X X X
University Hospitals - RB&C Cleveland (Univerisy Circle) 216-844-5200 X X X
Western Reserve Speech & Language Beachwood 216-292-7370 X - -

Cuyahoga County West, Loraine, and Medina

ST: Speach Therapy, OT: Occupational Therapy, PT: Physical Therapy

FacilityLocation(s)Phone NumberSTOTPT
Achievement Centers for Children Highland Hills, Westlake 216-292-9700
Abilikids Akron, Brunswick 330-752-4370
Abilities First Rocky River 440-333-1880 - X -
Cleveland Clinic Middleburg Heights, Westlake 216-636-KIDS X X X
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center Broadview Heights 216-231-8787 X - -
Easter Seals Northern Ohio Broadview Heights, Lakewood, Lorain 888-325-8532 X - -
Elyria Hospital Elyria 440-329-7527 X - -
Galvin Therapy Center Avon Lake 216-514-1600 X X X
Lakeshore Speech Therapy Westlake 440-471-7190 X - -
Lifeworks at Southwest General Middleburg Heghts 440-816-8010
St. John Hospital (UH) Westlake 440-835-6160 X X X
Metrohealth Hospital Cleveland 216-778-4414 X X X
Therapy Link Broadview Parma/Medina 216-749-6650 X X X
University Hospitals Westlake 440-250-2860 X X X