Project ELLA (Early Language and Literacy for All) includes

provided at the 
CHSC University Circle office.

Why is Project ELLA important?

Talking and listening skills are key to a child’s successful communication and literacy development. These skills are critical for a child’s readiness to start school. In fact, a child’s talking and listening skills in the first 5 years of life can predict how successful they will be into adulthood. By removing financial barriers to speech, language and learning for all children birth to age 5, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center launched Project ELLA as a way to ensure each child in Cleveland has every advantage for a bright future.

Enroll in ELLA – It's as Easy as 1-2-3

  1. The first step is a FREE speech and language evaluation.
    Click Here to Request an Appointment  for a FREE Evaluation

  2. Fill out 2 forms at the first session to gather client information

  3. Check-in assessment after 10 sessions

In both individual and group therapy, the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) will work with both the child and the caregivers who are with them most often. Our team will help caregivers learn important tips for helping the child to develop language.

Download the Project ELLA flyer here.

For questions about Project ELLA contact Daja’ Newton at,
call 216-325-7510 or fill out the form on this page.

For more information on other Speech-Language and Learning programs at CHSC, click here.

Project ELLA is supported by grant funding from The Cleveland Foundation, The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation and others.


Agencies interested in partnering with Project ELLA, click here.