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


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. For additional information, please click the link below.



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Portage Learning Centers has opportunities for you to make contributions to our program.

The Health Advisory Committee meets at least twice a year for about an hour each meeting, usually on Wednesdays from 10a.m.-11a.m.  The Health Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations on policies related to health.  A parent member would give any input, suggestions, and concerns regarding the program.  If interested in joining the Health Advisory Committee, please call Brandi Meyers (Health Coordinator) at (330) 297-7795.

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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