Child Care In Ohio
As of today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has not mandated closing of child care programs in the state though we continue to expect that announcement soon.
As we communicated to you earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is implementing emergency action to help ensure that those parents who work in the health, safety, and essential service fields during this COVID-19 pandemic have safe, healthy child care options.
ODJFS is issuing Pandemic Child Care Center licenses, which will create new and the transformation of already existing programs into Pandemic Child Care Centers for these children.
Pandemic Child Care Centers List
We are currently working to post the initial list of these Pandemic Child Care Centers for the children of these essential workers throughout the state on our website. We are working to organize and post the list this weekend. We anticipate the list growing as this plan unfolds in the days ahead as well as a more specific definition of who the state will include as “essential.”
4C for Children Is Here to Help
Our specialists are gearing up to help connect health, safety and essential service workers with child care in these centers. Those needing care can contact 4C for Children at 513-758-1330 (Southwest Ohio) or 937-220-9660, x1330 (Miami Valley).