Opening a family child care program−where you provide quality child care from your home−can be a one of the most rewarding careers in the industry. Ohio-based family child care programs are licensed to care for 6-12 children at one time from the comfort of your own home and during the hours of your choosing. Many families choose family child care providers because of the home setting and one-on-one care and education.
Some reasons to open a family child care program:
You love children and want to help ensure all children receive the critical quality early education and care they need to thrive in school and life.
You can be your own boss and take care of your own children as part of your business.
Your schedule can follow whatever hours that work best for your schedule. Your program can be open during standard business hours or you could choose to provide weekend or holiday care to accommodate the needs of the families you serve.
It’s an opportunity to play a key role in the lives of the children under your care and fill an essential role in the local community
Here are resources to help you work through the licensing process.