How do I apply for Early Childhood Education Services (ECC)?
How do I apply for Publicly Funded Child Care?
What verifications do I need for publicly funded child care?
What is Step Up To Quality?
Step Up To Quality helps families identify child care programs that go beyond the minimum standards of licensing. Star Rated programs demonstrate higher levels of quality in a variety of ways. For more information, visit our website at http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/index.stm and click on "Step Up To Quality."
How do I choose a Provider?
ECC: If you would like to view a map of early childhood education providers, visit http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/Early-Childhood-Education-Grant.
Publicly Funded Child Care: Parents may select any program approved to offer publicly funded child care or early childhood education. These programs include centers, family child care homes and in-home aides located throughout the state of Ohio.
When will my eligibility begin?
ECC: You will be notified by your provider when you may begin care.
Publicly Funded Child Care: Eligibility for the child care program is determined within 30 days from the date the signed application is received by the county. If this application is approved and you are eligible for child care benefits, the county agency may authorize payment for child care from the date the county received this application.
What if my child has a disability or I suspect my child may be developmentally delayed?
How do I make a complaint about a provider?
ECC (ODE): If the program is licensed by ODE, call 614-466-0224.
Publicly Funded Child Care (ODJFS): If the program is licensed by ODJFS, call 1-877-302-2347, option 4
Tell us about you (the applicant)
Tell us about the people in your home
Tell us about your needs for your child(ren)
Tell us about your finances
Income refers to all the money that you and the people in your home receive such as earnings from employment, child/spousal/medical support, disability benefits, retirement benefits, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, SSI, Veterans Benefits, etc.
Please download the form you are required to fill out. For further questions regarding our forms, please don’t hesitate to reach us at 419-244-5348.
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