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In order to best protect confidential and other important data, the ODJFS website will no longer support several outdated web browsers. Effective December 5, Internet Explorer 6 or older, Opera 4 or older and Netscape Navigator will no longer work on ODJFS sites that are https-enabled. Individuals can download the most recent version of Internet Explorer here and the most recent version of Opera here.
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Finding Child Care

BOLD Beginning! - Resources for families and child care professionals

Child Care Resource Guide for Eligible Services

Families can access the emanuals website which contains all rules, forms, procedure and manual letters that apply to child care centers, family child care homes, in-home aides and day camps.

For information regarding the annual child care licensing report, please click here.

For information regarding offenses that prevent individuals from becoming child care providers, please click here.

Interested in learning more information about or applying for other benefits such as Ohio Works First (OWF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Refugee Services, and many more, click here.

For more information or to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), please click here.

For more information or to apply for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, please click here.  

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. For more information, click here.

Healthchek is Ohio's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. It is a service package for babies, kids, and young adults younger than age 21 who are enrolled on Ohio Medicaid. The purpose of Healthchek is to discover and treat health problems early. If a potential health problem is found, further diagnosis and treatment are covered by Medicaid. For more information about Healthchek please click here.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention

Infant Safe Sleep Information

For information regarding healthy eating habits and physical activity, please click here.  

Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System, please click here.

Child Development and Behavioral Health Resources

For information regarding child development and/or behavior health, please visit the following resources:

Additional Resources

Report Child Care Fraud

If you have knowledge that a person receiving child care benefits or a child care provider has provided false or inaccurate information to either the county or the state and you would like to report it, you may do so by calling the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to report the informationat (877) 302 - 2347, Option 4 orbyemail at: childcare_program_integrity@jfs.ohio.gov.