Pre-K Advantages & Accelerate 2016

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Research shows that 90% of a child's brain connections are formed in the first five years of life which sets up future academic, social, and school success.  It's no surprise then that experts will tell you a quality preschool education can benefit a child well beyond their classroom years and into their adults lives.

Plus, meet some of the creative winners and finalists from a contest aimed at moving Northeast Ohio forward by harnessing and bringing to fruition the ideas of individual citizens.

  • Katie Kelly, Executive Director, Pre4CLE 
  • Dr. Rebekah Dorman, Ph.D., Director, Cuyahoga County Invest in Children 


PRE4CLE website

Cuyahoga County Invest in Children: Universal Pre-K

Ohio Step Up to Quality

City Club of Cleveland on Ideastream


  • Joe DiRocco, President, Ohio Citizens Bank, Co-Chair Accelerate 2016  
  • Benjamin Colas, Families Building Future Leaders
  • Jessica Leary Allen, MotherBoard
  • Pam Turos, Good Cause CLE
  • Ramon Rivas II pitched, Cleveland as a Comedy Hub
  • Allison Lukacsy, Accelerate 2016, Bus Stop Moves
  • Wendell H. Fields, Accelerate 2016, Re-establish B-Buzz Little League
  • Matt Fieldman, Accelerate 2015 overall winner, Cleveland Codes


Cleveland Leadership Center website

Accelerate 2016

Ohio Channel On-Demand Video

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