Expand Your Child Care Business
If you own a child care program in Ohio and would like to expand your business, there are resources available to support you.
If you are a current licensed child care provider in Ohio and are considering changing to a different license type, you need to go through the licensing process again. Of course, you’ll find that you are familiar with many parts of the process as they include steps you’ve done before. Visit the 4C Starting a Child Care Program Resource Library for resources that will help you navigate through the process.
If you are expanding your current license by adding a classroom or age group in your existing location, there’s never been a better time! The Ohio Child Care Stabilization Grants provide funding in all phases for Access Development. This grant money covers costs of adding or expanding infant/toddler care, school-age care or care for children with special needs. The funding will also cover costs for expanding your hours of operation to include these non-traditional hours:
- Weekdays between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Weekends between Saturday 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday
It is important to know that there are some costs this funding does not cover. You can find additional information and application guidance on the OCCRRA website.
Explore More Expansion Funding Options
4C for Children may also have funding that can help you expand your business.
This funding is for very specific geographic locations and program types. If there isn’t funding available for you now, know that we will contact you in the future should additional dollars become available. Knowing what you need will also help us seek funding to meet your needs.
- Complete the Readiness Assessment found here to help us match your expansion needs with our resources.
- Once completed, you’ll get a customized response with recommended next steps to making your dreams of expanding your business come true.