Provider information


“Beginning Sunday, May 31, 2020 childcare providers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen, if these

providers can meet required safety protocols. The full list of mandatory and recommended best

practices is attached. To assist in the reopening of child care centers, Ohio will seek to use more than

$60 million in federal CARES Act funding to provide reopening grants to all of Ohio’s childcare providers,

including family childcare, childcare centers, and both publicly-funded and private providers. More

information on how to apply will soon be posted to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services'

website. Governor DeWine also announced that Ohio will fund a research project to study best

practices for controlling the spread of COVID-19 in child care settings. Information gathered from the

study will continue to inform child care regulations moving forward.”



Reminder All Licensed ODJFS and ODE PFCC providers should check their emails for ODJFS requests for

information and communications. In an email sent to ODJFS and ODE PFCC providers on Friday, May

15th the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has requested that you complete a survey to assist

them with continued preparation to reopen child care, the survey was created to help them understand

the plans and needs of providers.


ODH COVID-19 Guidance What Parents Should Know About Sending Children Back to Child Care 05.14.20.02.



Mandatory and recommended best practices to assist in the reopening of child care centers, Ohio.



Mandatory and recommended best practices to assist in the reopening of youth day camps, Ohio.



Click here for ODJFS Provider Pandemic Toolkit



Call the Starting Point Parent Hot Line for information on these programs: 216.575.0061, 800.880.0971 (toll-free) or TTY 800.750.0750.