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Portage Learning Centers offers a variety of programming to serve the needs of your preschool children including Head Start, Early Head Start and preschool classes.

Additionally, Before and After School programs are available to children at our Atwater Child Development Center.

Summer childcare programs for children ages three through age five are available during the summer months at the Ravenna and Streetsboro centers.


Our Mission

Portage Learning Centers are dedicated to optimizing the potential of children and families to succeed in life by promoting the empowerment of individuals and supporting positive growth and personal goal achievement. We believe in fostering the dignity and self-worth of all individuals!

The mission of Portage Learning Centers Head Start is to foster the parent's role as the principle influence on the child's development through comprehensive services and community resource partnerships.

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Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families, which include health, nutrition, social, and other services in addition to education and cognitive development services.

Portage Learning Centers offers a variety of different program options including Head Start and Early Head Start programs, year-round preschool programs, before and after school childcare, and summer childcare programs. For additional information, please click the link below.



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Latest News

Portage Learning Centers will be hosting our “RACE TO THE FINISH” on May 9, 2015.  All participants are guaranteed a T-Shirt for pre-registering.  Prizes will be awarded for the Top 3 Male and Female finishers.  If interested registration is $20.  Pre-registration must be done by April 15, 2015.

5K Flyer

For more information please read our “5K Flyer” above and don’t forget to spread the word about the “RACE TO THE FINISH.”

To register for the 5K “RACE TO THE FINISH”, please click the link below.

Register Here

Contact Us

PLC Main Office
145 North Chestnut Street, Lower Level
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Phone: (330) 297-7795
Fax: (330) 297-8740

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