Governor DeWine announced this afternoon the closure of all Ohio child care programs beginning Thursday, March 26 through at least Thursday, April 30. 4C for Children and other state Child Care Resource and Referral agencies are working closely with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to prepare for this child care transition in our local communities.
This is how 4C for Children can help you and families in our community during this pandemic. This is what we know now:
- For those employees who are identified as health, safety and essential service workers (a link to a document listing who these workers are will be found here), a new state license has been created for new and existing centers to become temporary Pandemic Child Care Centers. Click here to access a list of these new centers. You can find the enrollment forms you need to give to your provider here.
- Please note, if the contact information on the ODJFS list of centers is incorrect, note the license number of the program you are interested in, visit this website and enter that license number to pull up additional contact information.
- If you are not a health, safety or essential service worker as identified by the state of Ohio here’s a resource that may help you identify alternative plans for the care of your children during the pandemic.
- To help you navigate questions and conversations with children regarding this pandemic, here’s a few resources
- If you have questions or need additional support during this time, our Family Specialists are here to support you and can be reached at:
- Southwest Ohio | 513-758-1330
- Miami Valley | 937-220-9660, x1330
If a specialist is unable to answer your call, please leave a message and we will connect back with you as soon as we are able.
Please know that the health and well-being of all those who care for the children in our community is of critical importance to us, and we will continue to explore ways to support all of you in the days and weeks to come.