Child care Application

How to Apply for Child Care

Child Care payment assistance is available for income eligible applicants during the time they are working (full or part time), in school or in a qualifying training program.

Applying for child care services through Marion County Job & Family Services requires you to complete both an application and to submit verification documents. Please read the following information carefully to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible. Please note it may take up to 30 days to complete your application. Applications are processed in the order they are received and when all verifications are complete.

 

STEP 1: COMPLETE THE CHILD CARE APPLICATION/REAPPLICATION

Before you apply, please review the following site linked below carefully:

 

Before you submit your application, it is recommended that you select your provider from the agency’s list of approved providers. This will assist us in processing your application more quickly.

 

To apply you MUST complete the Child Care Application linked below:

 

STEP 2: RETURN THE COMPLETED INFORMATION TO MCJFS

FAX TO:

(740) 387-2175


IN PERSON OR BY MAIL TO:
Marion County Job & Family Services
Attn: Child Care
363 West Fairground Street
Marion, OH 43302

 

STEP 3: SUPPLY ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUESTED

When you apply for child care services, you may not have submitted enough information to complete the application. A caseworker will be in touch with you to ask for additional documentation. You must supply that information to Child Care within 30 days or your application will be denied.


A denial notice officially informs you that you are NOT eligible for the program. An approval notice informs you that you ARE eligible for the program.