Job & Family Services Early Learning and Development
In order to best protect confidential and other important data, the ODJFS website will no longer support several outdated web browsers. Effective December 5, Internet Explorer 6 or older, Opera 4 or older and Netscape Navigator will no longer work on ODJFS sites that are https-enabled. Individuals can download the most recent version of Internet Explorer here and the most recent version of Opera here.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Child Care will post updates to policies, licensing, CCIDS, Step Up To Quality and other pertainent information on this new page on a regular basis.  This page will post new information in one place and direct users to the various areas of the website where updates are located and for further information.
Subscribe to e-mail communication from ODJFS.  Click here to sign up.

Sign up for the Child Care RSS Feed to receive notice when updates are posted.

 ODJFS Child Care Updates

Health and Safety Training

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will accept the ODJFS approved health and safety training in an online format to meet the health and safety training requirements outlined in Chapter 5101:2-14-08 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). The Health and Safety Training can be offered by organizations other than the county agency when the ODJFS approved curriculum is used.

Child Care Provider Technical Assistance Letter 11     Child Care Technical Assistance Letter 11 has been posted. Please click here. 3/5/2015

Licensing Procedure Change for Submitting Compliance Materials

Effective July 23, 2013, the procedure for submitting licensing compliance materials has changed.

Please view the change on the Licensing Compliance webpage.


FFY 14-15 Ohio Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Draft State Plan Comments due June 21, 2013  

Ohio's CCDF Draft State Plan for FFY 14-15 has been posted for review and comment at:

A public hearing will be held to collect state plan comments at: 4200 E Fifth Ave Columbus, OH 43212 on June 21, 2013 12:00pm-3:00pm.


Early Childhood Ohio Website  

For information regarding the Early Learning Challenge Grant (ELCG) and ELCG Child Care updates, please visit the website.