Ridge Road • Cleveland

Experience the best child care at Ridge Road

The Clever Bee Academy proudly offers programs for children in Cleveland ranging from infant day care all the way to summer camp programs. With a caring staff, in a nurturing environment, we’re proud to help all children grow. With that in mind, we accept various forms of payment.

About Ridge Road

Experience the best child care in Ridge Road in Cleveland!

The Clever Bee Academy has become Cleveland’s best child care provider through integrated learning programs and teachers who care. This has helped us create fun and rewarding educational opportunities for children from infants to twelve years old.

Clever Bee Academy-Ridge Road is an accredited Cleveland child care and school readiness provider in the West Side. Most of our families have been here for 5+ years. The location has a real close, family feel to it. We service children from six weeks to 12-years-old and are conveniently located near Ocean Dental, Neighborhood Family Practice, and Dave’s Supermarket. 

Additionally, we offer a bilingual teaching environment and a four-star Step Up to Quality center. With a caring staff, and a safe, nurturing environment, we help children from all walks of life succeed. 

Melanie Calore


Meet Our Director

Melanie Calore

Hi, I am Melanie Calore 30 years of invaluable childcare experience coupled with a CDA credential. My journey in childcare began three decades ago, driven by a passion for nurturing and shaping young minds.

I am a mother to three wonderful boys, and I also am a grandmother to a precious granddaughter. My journey as a parent has been filled with love, laughter, and countless cherished memories.

As a seasoned Center Director , I have taken on the responsibility of training and mentoring individuals at all levels within the childcare industry. From new teachers eager to make a difference in young lives to aspiring center directors seeking guidance in leadership roles, I have been a trusted mentor and resource to many.

 My love for children knows no bounds, and I am thrilled at the prospect of becoming a part of your child’s life. With my wealth of experience in childcare, compassionate nature, and dedication to nurturing young minds, I am committed to providing a loving and supportive environment where your child can thrive and flourish.

Our Affordable Child Care Programs on Ridge Road

Children are born eager to learn. Clever Bee Academy’s program helps lead children to their full potential and prepares them for success in school and beyond. Kids enrolled at Clever Bee Academy – Ridge Road receive FREE diapers and wipes while attending the academy!

Infant Program

6 weeks to 17 months

Infants are born ready to learn and explore the world! Our infant child care classrooms are where child care begins and where your baby develops into a curious and active child. Purposeful play is integrated into every lesson to ensure your infant begins their path to learning with constructive and fun activities.


18 months to 3 years

Toddlers are always on the go! Our toddler classrooms provide a safe environment where your child can explore and learn. Teachers promote self-care skills such as feeding, cleaning, and dressing. As you would expect from the best toddlers schools in the state, Clever Bee Academy Ohio will support your child’s large motor development and hand-eye coordination through a variety of activities such as kicking balls, tossing, writing, drawing, and lacing. Ultimately, we help prepare toddlers for the more challenging preschool programs.


3 to 4 years old

Welcome to Clever Bee Academy’s preschool program! Our preschool classrooms provide daytime child care to meet children’s needs for continued growth and preparation into a key transition – entering kindergarten at the end of the program. We believe that preschool programs promote a healthy adjustment in this period, helping build healthy transitions and attachments in the future.


6 weeks to 17 months

More than 70 percent of U.S. children have parents who work away from home, leaving 15 million youth unsupervised by adults when the school day ends. With Clever Bee Academy’s before and after-school care program, your kids can enjoy a safe environment to develop in as they wait for you before and after school.

How to Afford Child Care

Summer camp

June to August

Our summer camp program provides a variety of hands-on experiences that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, creativity, and collaboration. Enriching teacher-led projects stimulate child discovery through small and large group activities.

Before-and-after school care

5 to 12 years old

Our program supports busy families with adult supervision and child care for their children when they are not in school.

Start Your Baby's Development with the Clever Bee Academy

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