Job & Family Services Early Learning and Development
Division of Child Care


 Child Care Summary:
To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children while in care through licensing / certifying and regulatory activities.

Child Care Mission:
Through public and private partnership, ODJFS Child Care will work to improve the availability and quality of child care for Ohio's children and families and enhance the delivery of service to families eligible and in need of child care, especially subsidized care.

Child Care Vision:
All adults caring for young children will have access to an array of services and supports needed to ensure the provision of high quality child care for the children they serve.

To contact an ODJFS Child Care Employee please access the Child Care Contact Information 

ODJFS Provider Updates

Provider Updates -Child Care Updates

Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant 
Early Childhood Ohio  

State Plan - Federal Fiscal Year

2014- 2015

State Plan FFY 2014-2015

2012 - 2013

State Plan FFY 2012-2013 Part 1
State Plan FFY 2012-2013 Part 2          
State Plan FFY 2012-2013 Part 3        

Annual Child Care Licensing Report
Child Care Licensing SFY 2011

Child Care Licensing SFY 2012 

Child Care Licensing SFY 2013

Market Rate Survey

Market Rate 2006 

 Market Rate 2008

Market Rate 2010

Market Rate 2012

Child Care Advisory Council

Child Care Advisory Council


Partnership Research  

Ohio and Local Child Care Resource and Referral