Child Care

The Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services determines eligibility for the Child Care program for low income parents to have their child care costs partially paid by the agency. This program provides help to allow parents to work, obtain training, or attend school while being assured that the children are cared for in a safe, quality environment.

Parents or caretakers choose from home providers and child care centers that have provider agreements with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Homes and child care centers are licensed by the State of Ohio and parents may have a required co-payment to assist with the cost of care.

For more information about the Child Care program visit the Parent/Caretaker page.

To help assure quality child care for families, staff at Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services can assist a Type B applicant in becoming a Licensed Type B home provider to care for six or fewer children in their home. If you want to provide child care services to families that are eligible for the state subsidized child care program, you must be licensed by the State of Ohio.

Licensed Type B Child Care Providers must:

  • Be at least 18 Years of Age
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Pass Criminal Background Checks
  • Be in good Physical, Mental and Emotional Health as verified by a Physician
  • Have a Working Telephone
  • Meet Health and Safety Standards set forth by the State of Ohio

Other Important Facts you need to know:

  • You must complete an Application and Orientation Process
  • Your Home will be Inspected at least Twice a Year
  • Prior to becoming Licensed, you must complete the following training:  Health & Safety, First Aid and Infant/Child CPR
  • Once Licensed, you must complete the following training:  Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention, Child Growth, Management of Communicable Diseases as well as 6 clock hours of additional training

To obtain more information about becoming a Child Care Provider visit the Provider/Caregiver page.