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


  Ohio Child Care Resources

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


Public Hearing Notice State Plan FFY 2016-2018         

Draft 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 2011  

Child Care Licensing SFY 2012

Child Care Licensing SFY 2013  

Child Care Licensing SFY 2014

Child Care Licensing SFY 2015

Market Rate Survey  

Market Rate 2010

Market Rate 2012

Market Rate 2014

Child Care Advisory Council   

Child Care Advisory Council  



Partnership Research  


Ohio and Local Child Care Resource and Referral