The Early Learning Initiative program (ELI) connects urban early childhood teachers, children, and families with the assets of Cleveland's major cultural institutions. Under the auspices of University Circle Inc., the program has been in operation since 1997. Its primary mission is to provide young children with cultural experiences that increase cultural awareness, build background knowledge and develop school readiness concepts and skills. The ELI program annually conducts an external program evaluation for purposes of continuous improvement.
Access data and reporting forms for the Early Learning Initiative Assessment administered by UCI, for the 2013-2014 academic year below.