Child Care Centers -13
or more children at one time, 7 to 12 children if not in home.
Type A Homes -7
to 12 children (or 4 to 12 children if 4 children are under 2 years of age)
cared for in the provider’s home. The provider's own children under 6 years of
age must be included in the total count.
Click here to be directed to a page dedicated to information on becoming a licensed child care center or Type A Home in Ohio.
Type B homes serving children
through the publicly funded child care program -1
to 6 children cared for in the provider's personal home. No more than three
children may be under the age of two. The provider's own children under six
years of age must be included in the total count. Type B Homes are only licensed
by ODJFS if they serve, or intend to serve, children through the publicly
funded child care program. Please note: anyone
can operate a Type B Home without a license.
If you are interested in becoming a Type B Home Provider, please contact your local County Department of Job & Family Services (CDJFS).
day camps -
A program which cares for only school age children and operates for less than
seven hours each day during the time school is not in session, and the program
operates at least 50% outdoors. Child day camps must register with ODJFS each
year. To receive reimbursement for publicly funded child care, the child day
camp must be accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and submit
the certificate annually with the day camp registration.
Click here to be directed to a page dedicated to Child Day Camps in Ohio.