Ohio State Requirements

Qualifications: Child Care Staff Member: Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school education or have completed a training program approved by the Department of Human Services. Such approved programs include a vocation education home economics course or a Child Care Job Training Porgram for Adults which must include completeing 5 required and 3 elective courses for a total of 160 hours.

Provider/Child Ratio:

Age Range Ratios for Center Based Care in Ohio State
Infants (1:5) and (1:6)
Toddlers (1:7) and (1:8)
Preschool (1:12) and (1:14)
Schoolage (1:18) and (1:20)
Mixed age group ration for youngest child in group
Age Range Ratios for Family Child Carein Ohio State
All ages (1:6) includes providers children under 6 years of age; and no more than 3 may be under 2 years of age.

Important Contact Information:
Child Care Licensing Agency
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Bureau of Child Care and Development
50th W Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215-5222
Phone: (614) 466-3822 or (614) 752-0435
Toll Free: (866) 886-3537 option 4
Fax: (614) 644-1944

Child Care Subsidy Agency
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Bureau of Child Care and Development
50th W Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-1043
Fax: (614) 728-6803

Head Start - State Collaboration Office
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Mail Stop 305
Columbus, OH, 43215
Phone: (614) 466-0224
Fax: (614) 728-2338

Child Care Food Program Agency
Office for Safety, Health and Nutrition
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 303
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
Phone: (614) 466-9225 or (800) 808-MEAL
Fax: (614) 752-7613

State Child Care Resource & Referral Contact
Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association
6660 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: (614) 396-5959, dial "0" for assistance
Toll Free: (877) 547-6978
Fax: (614) 396-5960

Office of Child Support Enforcement
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Department of Human Services and Jobs and Family Services
30 East Broad Street, 31st Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
Phone: (614) 752-6561
Fax: (614) 752-9760

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