Supporting families

With Cincinnati Preschool Promise, quality preschool is accessible and affordable for local families. Through our tuition assistance, qualified families receive scholarship dollars to use at 80+ preschools throughout the city.

Partnering with Providers

We partner with local preschool providers to enroll more students, and improve and maintain their quality rating through the State of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality system.

Find a Preschool

With our preschool partners, there are over 80 unique, quality-rated preschools for families to consider. This includes family child care, private, nonprofit, parochial and public school options.

Meet our families and preschool providers

We are grateful to work with such amazing families and early childhood education providers every day.
Here are some highlights.

“Cincinnati Preschool Promise helped my family in a financial way. I’m a one-person income. Instead of me having to pay for him to go to school, I could focus on other things. This alleviated the stress of how to get him educated.”


Deena Merritt


“Cincinnati Preschool Promise has made valuable resources available to me to assure my success and career growth. They have single-handedly kicked open doors that have appeared to be obstacles in my career path as a childcare business owner.”


Laroy Holloway

A-List Kids Childcare and Learning Center

“As a newly single mom, I had to return to the workforce after staying home with my children. I had twin boys and any amount of childcare would have been too much. The program not only helped me pay, they were encouraging and I could tell they really cared. I am so thankful for this program.”
Alysun Ogilby


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Check out our first-ever Annual Report to the Community!

We are thrilled to release our first-ever annual report, sharing key data points, successes and lessons learned from the 2017-18 school year. “We made tremendous progress in the first year, but we know there is still work to do,” Executive Director Shiloh Turner said....

Cincinnati Preschool Promise kicks off second year, expands eligibility to serve more families

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Meet our new teammate: Lauren Renée Moore

As our work continues to grow, our Cincinnati Preschool Promise team is gaining one more member. We are excited to welcome Lauren Renée Moore as our new teammate. She will serve as our program and policy manager! Lauren brings diverse experience and unique perspective...