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Types of Child Care

Family Child Care Homes

Family Child Care Homes are child care offered in the home. Often, care is provided for a mixed age group of children. FCC homes are licensed by the state of Ohio and required to pass fingerprint/criminal background checks.




Child Care Centers

Child care centers are facilities that may provide care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children for all or part of the day. Child Care Centers are licensed by the state of Ohio and required to submit to fingerprint clearances and criminal background checks for all employees.




Preschool Programs

Preschool programs are typically offered for children ages 3 - 5 years old.  Preschool programs may be offered through a school, faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and child care centers.




School-Age Programs

School-age programs typically provide child care during the before and after school hours.  They may also offer care during school holidays and summer break.




Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

Family, friend and neighbor care is provided in the child or caregiver's home by a person who is a relative, friend or neighbor, or a babysitter or nanny.  These programs are not licensed in Ohio.