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Portage Private Industry Council, Inc.

Additional Locations

Phone: (330) 297-7795 View Additional Phone Numbers 145 North Chestnut  Lower Level, Ravenna, OH 44266 View Additional Email Addresses

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Community Membership

A BBB Community Member since 1/1/1995

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 27, 2004 Business started: 07/18/1983 Business started locally: 07/18/1983 Business incorporated 07/18/1983 in OH
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Service*

The number is 100147.

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Service*

The number is 100113.

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Service*

The number is 308797.

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Service*

The number is 106007.

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Service*

The number is 308518.

Business Management
Ms. Suzanne Livengood, Executive Director
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Suzanne Livengood, Executive Director
Business Category

Charity - Local Child Care Centers

Alternate Business Names
Atwater Child Development Center Portage Learning Center Ravenna Child Development Center
Additional Information

PLC operates the Early Head Start and Head Start programs in Portage County.

Early Head Start is a year-round child development program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers. The priniciple foundation of this program is designed to promote the development of infants and toddlers and to enable parents to fulfill their roles as parents and move toward self-sufficiency through a relationship-centered approach to services. Twenty-four toddlers are served in the center-based program at Happy Day School. The adult-child ratio is 1:4. Sixty infants, toddlers and expectant mothers are served in the home-based program option.

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program, which serves children three, four, and five years of age and their families. It is child-centered and has the overall goals of enhancing social competence and school readiness of young children in low-income families. The emphasis of Head Start is on the physical, mental, social, and emotional well being of children. PLC serves 290 Portage County children in the Head Start Program.

PLC also operates all-day childcare for preschool children in Ravenna, Streetsboro and Atwater. Fund raising methods include: Grant writing and Program Services fees

Products & Services

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.


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Customer Review Experience Value
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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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