Free child care referrals

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Our parent specialists are available Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Call toll-free, 800-256-1296 x1330 or call locally:

Southwest Ohio 513-758-1330
Northern Kentucky 859-781-3511, x1330
Miami Valley 937-220-9660, x1330

Trained parent specialists will work with you to identify your specific needs and do a customized search that will meet the needs of you and your family. Our specialists ensure that you consider the type of care that will best meet the developmental needs of your children while also meeting your needs for quality, affordability and convenience.

By calling a parent specialist you receive individualized support that includes:

  • clarification regarding all child care options
  • radial search for child care (3, 5 or 10 miles from your home, work or school)
  • financial assistance prescreening
  • education about indicators for quality child care
  • information about program licensure requirements and
  • questions to ask perspective child care providers.

In Kentucky, for assistance with questions, or to learn more about choosing a quality child care program, contact 4C for Children at 859-781-3511, x1330. Families looking for child care referrals in Kentucky can visit this online search or call 877-316-3552.

For counties that are not in our service area, contact, 800-424-2246.

Our services are free to families and all information obtained is kept confidential. We offer child care referrals. We do not make recommendations. Parents are fully responsible for making the right choice in child care. 4C cannot guarantee any child care setting.