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To use the Ohio Child Care Finder, enter your city name or zip code above.

Use the check box for results that only include child care providers who are part of the Step Up To Quality program.

Call us for free help:  800-577-2276

Our staff of child care specialists are here in Ohio and ready to help at no charge.

coad4kids is part of a network of nonprofit child care agencies serving 31 counties of eastern and southern Ohio. If you don’t live within our service area, we’ll direct you to the agency in your area that can help.

We don’t endorse specific child care providers, but we’ll provide the information you need to make the best choice for your family.

Call us at 800-577-2276 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

You can also send us an email for this service.

Information that will help you

Types of child care
There are many options availible. Which is best for your child?

Four steps to selecting a child care provider
The questions to ask and the steps to take.

How to evaluate child care providers and settings
A helpful checklist for child care from infants to school age

Step Up To Quality programs: star ratings for child care
Learn about Ohio’s star ratings system for child care

6 indicators of quality child care
Key things to consider and ask about

Child care regulation in Ohio

Accreditation: what does it mean for you and your child?
Child care providers that choose to meet national standards of quality

Frequently asked questions