As we learned on Sunday, beginning on Thursday, March 26, 2020, all child care programs operating in Ohio must do so under a temporary pandemic child care license.
Today, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services issued additional guidance on rules, regulations, and procedures for programs that choose to apply for a temporary pandemic child care license and those who will be closing effective 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 25th.
Additional resources include:
This temporary pandemic license will be required to operate child care in Ohio until April 30th.
For the most up-to-date information on Ohio's response to the coronavirus and how you can best support children, parents, and providers, be sure to check out the resources below.
Resources for Providers
Groundwork Ohio's COVID-19 Provider Resource page includes links to grant and resource opportunities, small business supports (unemployment, SBA loans, etc.), additional information on COVID-19, and FAQs.
Resources for Parents
ODJFS Pandemic Child Care Page for parents includes the current list of temporary pandemic child care licensed providers and relevant forms.
Groundwork Ohio's COVID-19 Parent Resource page includes information on how to access some utility and food supports, activities for young children, and more information on the coronavirus.