Subsidized Child Care Program
The Office of Office of Public Assistance (OPA) administers the Child Care program. This program pays for child care for eligible families who are working, attending school or training, or participating in the Ohio Works First Work Activity program. This program can not be used to look for work. Payments are made directly to licensed child care centers and certified providers.
Parents or caretakers who want to apply for subsidized child care may:
- Complete the application (click here for application) and return it by mail,
- Send an email requesting an application to email@example.com .
- Come to the agency to receive an application.
Eligibility is based on the household’s situation, total income and family size. Generally, each family has a co-payment to contribute to their own child care expenses in addition to the subsidy paid by the program.
The document below shows the monthly gross income that a family may receive and be eligible for help to pay for child care at initial intake and ongoing eligibility.
Monthly Gross Income Table effective as of 2015
Want to be an In-Home Child Care Provider?
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Have a High School Diploma or GED
• Pass a thorough criminal and Children Services background check
• Complete the application and license process
• Pass an in-home inspection
• Attend all required trainings
• Manage the business according to the regulations established and explained in the certification process
• Attend the required annual training
• Fenced in yard with at least 360 square feet.
To apply to be an In-Home Child Care Provider (known as a Type B Provider), contact the Licensing Specialist at 732-7164 or Anthony.Dewar@jfs.ohio.gov .
For additional questions regarding the Child Care Program, you may contact mailto:Patty.Knorr@Patty.Knorr@jfs.ohio.gov