Welcome to Ministerial Day Care Association.


MDCA is a federally funded Head Start program that serves 3 to 5 year olds and a Baby Bright Day Care program that serves infants and toddlers.

Our agency serves 607 Head Start children and we have the capacity to serve 90 newborns, 90 infants and 210 toddlers. We operate 10 centers throughout northeast Ohio. We strive for excellence by establishing comprehensive partnerships in the community and meeting the needs of special needs children and their families. MDCA's priorities involve educating parents and guardians in the fundamental skills needed to attain self-sufficiency and parental success.

As a delegate Head Start agency under the Council of Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, the goal of our program is to provide quality child care and Head Start services to low- and middle-income families.


MDCA has several centers that have been awarded a one-star rating in Step Up To Quality. They are:


124th Children's First Learning Center

Hough Children's First Learning Center

Superior Academy

Brackland Academy

Cory Head Start


Four centers have been awarded two stars in the rating system. They are:


Zion Head Start

Avon Head Start

Church of the Master Head Start

St. Mark Head Start


Our Vision: Ministerial Day Care/Head Start Association, a visionary trendsetter, will meet the diverse needs of our children, families and communities by offering high quality, comprehensive services, in an environment where diversity is valued, power is shared and individuality is respected and rewarded.


We will develop and sustain relationships in the community, building partnerships and opportunities that are responsible in meeting and exceeding the performance standards of our lines of business.


We will be the stellar early childhood development and supportive services agency committed to excellence at all times.