Childcare Provider List

This is a current list of home child care providers and centers. It is important to us for you to find the child care that is right for you and your child. Please review the information provided before making the calls to the provider. Meet with as many providers as you feel necessary before making a decision. Be sure to take your child with you when you meet with a provider. This will give you a chance to see if your child seems comfortable in the child care setting.

Please be sure you make your provider selection before you submit your application for child care assistance. Don’t forget to verify that the provider has the openings for your child. 

 

Types of Child Care Providers:

  • Type B Providers are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and can care for up to 6 children in their home. Their own children, under the age of 6, are included in the total of 6 children. All adults in the provider's residence, their substitute provider(s) and employees have completed a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting. Licensed providers, their substitute provider(s) and employees must complete yearly training and the provider's home is inspected at least twice per year. Type B providers are monitored by Marion County Job & Family Services.
  • Type A Providers are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and can care for up to 12 children in their home with another adult caregiver present. Their own children, under the age of 6, are included in the total of 12 children. All adults in the residence and any other adult caregiver have completed a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting. Type A providers are monitored by Marion County Job & Family Services.
  •  Child Care Centers are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. Child Care Centers are monitored by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.

 

Tips on choosing the child care that is right for you and your child:

Observe

  • How are you greeted by the provider?
  • Does the provider acknowledge and speak to your child when you arrive?
  • Is the home/center clean, comfortable and “kid friendly”?
  • Is there a Daily Activities Schedule posted and followed?
  • Are the activities/crafts appropriate for the age of your child?
  • Does the provider interact with the children in their care?
  • Is the provider watching TV or doing laundry, or is she helping the children with a craft or a game?

Ask

  • Is the provider able to provide care for all the days/hours you are needing?
  • How will information be communicated?
  • Is the provider willing to give references?
  • For a tour of the home/center.
  • Will the provider have a problem if you just drop by unexpectedly?
  • To see their outside play area. Is there trash in the yard? If there is a pet, are the droppings kept picked up and is the pet friendly?

 

If you feel there may be an issue or concern with a Type A or B child care provider, please contact the Child Care Specialist at Marion County Job & Family Services, (740) 223-1923, or email Kelly.Redmon@JFS.Ohio.Gov

If you feel there may be an issue or concern with a Child Care Center, please contact the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services at 1-866-635-3748.

Your name will remain confidential.

 

Child Care Provider List