Becoming A Family Child Care Home Provider

Effective December 31, 2016, child care licensing rules require anybody who is interested in becoming a child care provider to complete a pre-licensing orientation training prior to submitting an application. The goal of this training is to lay a solid foundation of child care knowledge on which you can plan and build your child care program. Each module in the training covers related topics that must be considered prior to beginning the process to become a licensed program. This training replaced the previous Plan of Operation Training for centers and Type A Homes and the county orientation and Health and Safety training for Type B Homes. This training contains the following modules:
 
  • The Business of Operating a Child Care Program
  • How to Apply to Become a Child Care Center (or Family Child Care provider)
  • Child Care Center (or Family Child Care) Licensing Rule Review
  • Step Up To Quality
  • Publicly Funded Child Care
This training is offered online. To access instructions on where to find the training please go to http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/childcare.stm 

In the lower right hand corner there is a box titled “Interested in opening a child care program?” click on that box. This will give you instructions on how to access the pre-licensing training as well as how to proceed with the application process once the pre-licensing training is completed.