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 receive information to stay up to date on child care policy pleaseclick here

 To contact an ODJFS Child Care Employee please access theChild 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

State Plan FFY 2019-2021


 State Plan FFY 2016-2018

 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 2018

Child Care Licensing SFY 2017

Child Care Licensing SFY 2016

Child Care Licensing SFY 2015

    CCDBG Aggregate Report

Child Care Licensing SFY 2014

Market Rate Survey  

Market Rate 2010

Market Rate 2012

Market Rate 2014

 Market Rate 2016

Market Rate 2018-2019

    Market Rate Survey Powerpoint 2018-2019

Child Care Advisory Council   

Child Care Advisory Council  



Partnership Research  


Ohio and Local Child Care Resource and Referral