Job & Family Services Early Learning and Development
Types of Child Care in Ohio

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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).

Child 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.