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Pandemic Child Care Rules/Procedure Letters

Post-Pandemic Guidance for Child Care Centers, Family Child Care Homes, In-Home Aides and Day Camps- Effective June 2, 2021 Update August 6, 2021 

 Stabilization Grants for Child Care Programs
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has the following sub-grants available for child care programs.  Applications must be submitted through the Ohio Professional Registry. 

Phase 1 - Child Care Stabilization Sub-Grants Application Process    

  • PDF of Application.  Please note, a paper application cannot be submitted but is available for programs to begin developing their spending plan. 
  • Application open as of December 1, 2021
  • FAQs and a guidance document are available on the OCCRRA website.


Phases 2 & 3 - Child Care Stabilization Sub-Grants Application Process  

  • PDF of Phase 2 Application
  • Application will open in the OPR on February 1, 2022
  • FAQs and a guidance document will be available February 1, 2022 on the OCCRRA website.

 Questions can be directed to OCCRRA at support@occrra.org or 1-877-547-6978.  

 

Transitional Pandemic Child Care Toolkit

Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study

In partnership with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services supported the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study. The study was designed to better understand how to lower the spread of COVID-19 and lessen the impact of COVID-19 among families and staff affiliated with child care programs in the state.

The multidisciplinary study team was led by researchers from Case Western Reserve University with expertise in child health and wellbeing, environmental health, epidemiology, and infectious disease management and control. The 10 counties in Ohio that were selected to participate account for two-thirds of all licensed Type A, B, and child care programs in Ohio. The participating counties included: Ashtabula, Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Licking, Lucas, Montgomery, Stark, and Summit. 

Please visit the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study website to learn more about the study team and the key activities. If you are interested in learning about additional studies related to COVID-19, please email the study team at covidchildcarestudy@case.edu.

Study findings including the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study Data Brief and the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study Press Release are available on the study website.

Questions about COVID-19? Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH for answers.
 

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  1. Transitional Pandemic Child Care

    Pandemic Child Care Rules/Procedure Letters

    Post-Pandemic Guidance for Child Care Centers, Family Child Care Homes, In-Home Aides and Day Camps- Effective June 2, 2021 Update August 6, 2021 

     Stabilization Grants for Child Care Programs
    The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has the following sub-grants available for child care programs.  Applications must be submitted through the Ohio Professional Registry. 

    Phase 1 - Child Care Stabilization Sub-Grants Application Process    

    • PDF of Application.  Please note, a paper application cannot be submitted but is available for programs to begin developing their spending plan. 
    • Application open as of December 1, 2021
    • FAQs and a guidance document are available on the OCCRRA website.


    Phases 2 & 3 - Child Care Stabilization Sub-Grants Application Process  

    • PDF of Phase 2 Application
    • Application will open in the OPR on February 1, 2022
    • FAQs and a guidance document will be available February 1, 2022 on the OCCRRA website.

     Questions can be directed to OCCRRA at support@occrra.org or 1-877-547-6978.  

     

    Transitional Pandemic Child Care Toolkit

  2. Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study

    In partnership with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services supported the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study. The study was designed to better understand how to lower the spread of COVID-19 and lessen the impact of COVID-19 among families and staff affiliated with child care programs in the state.

    The multidisciplinary study team was led by researchers from Case Western Reserve University with expertise in child health and wellbeing, environmental health, epidemiology, and infectious disease management and control. The 10 counties in Ohio that were selected to participate account for two-thirds of all licensed Type A, B, and child care programs in Ohio. The participating counties included: Ashtabula, Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Licking, Lucas, Montgomery, Stark, and Summit. 

    Please visit the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study website to learn more about the study team and the key activities. If you are interested in learning about additional studies related to COVID-19, please email the study team at covidchildcarestudy@case.edu.

    Study findings including the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study Data Brief and the Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study Press Release are available on the study website.

  3. Questions about COVID-19? Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH for answers.