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How to Apply to be a Provider

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CHILD CARE OPPORTUNITIES

There are three types of child care establishments in the state of Ohio:

  1. Child Care Center
  2. Type A Family Child Care in your home
  3. Type B Family Child Care in your home

 

 

  Child Care Center Family Child Care – Type A Family Child Care – Type B
Location off-site facility provider’s residence  provider’s residence
Group size Not to exceed license capacity

Staff/child ratio and maximum group size limitations by age group must be maintained

7-12 children 1-6 children, with no more than three children under age 2
Staff director/administrator and any number of employees/child care staff members provider, employee(s), or child care staff member(s) provider, employee(s), or child care staff member(s)
Inspections at least one prior to provisional licensure

at least two during the provisional period (12 months)

at least two each state fiscal year after continuous licensure

 

at least one prior to provisional licensure

at least two during the provisional period (12 months)

at least two each state fiscal year after continuous licensure

at least one prior to provisional licensure

at least two during the provisional period (12 months)

at least two each state fiscal year after continuous licensure

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APPLY TO BECOME A PROVIDER

If you are interested in opening a child care center, please click here and complete the pre-licensing orientation training for the type of Provider that you want to be.

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UNDERSTANDING THE RULES

Allen County Job and Family Services wants to ensure all child care providers are compliant. Click here to review the rules, select “Family Child Care Rules” and then click on each section.

Additional Manuals to Review:

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RECORD TIME, ATTENDANCE AND PAYMENT

The child care provider will be required to record information through the Ohio TAP (Time & Attendance Payment), which will allow the child care center to be paid accordingly.

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