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How does a child care center or Type A home become licensed in Ohio?

how to open child care
 By clicking on the above image you will open a PowerPoint presentation that covers basic information on the process of obtaining a child care license in Ohio.

The presentation includes:

•         Types of Child Care and Requirements
•         Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
•         How to Open a Child Care Program
•         Checklists to Help in the Licensing   Process
•         From the Provider’s View...
•         Role of the Licensing Specialist
•         Resources and Links

Please note:  From the Table of Contents page you can click on any section title and it will take you directly to that section.


Sign up for Licensing Orientation Training Sessions or Administrator Rules Training:

All training session registrations are handled through the Ohio Professional Development Registry as part of the Ohio Professional Development Network (OPDN). 

Click here to read or print instructions for registering for trainings.

Click here to be linked directly to the Ohio Professional Development Registry.