Becoming a Child Care Provider
BECOME A CHILDCARE PROVIDER
If you have an interest in providing quality child care for children, we would like to hear from you. The Ashland County Department of Job & Family Services may have an opportunity for you to begin a career in child care. Certified Care Providers are needed for families participating in the subsidized child care program. Some basic requirements to become certified are:
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Providers and other adult household members over 18 years of age must be fingerprinted and complete an ACSD, BCI and FBI background and criminal records checks.
- Verification of completion of a high school education, a high school diploma or general education development (GED).
- A medical statement for the family child care provider applicant that meets the requirements.
- "Plan of Operation for Child Care" and any necessary attachments.
- "Statement of Nonconviction for Child Care" for the applicant and each person age 18 or older residing in the family child care home.
- "Request for Child Abuse and Neglect Report Information for Child Care" for the applicant and all adult residents of the type B home provider.
- Fire inspection approval by the state fire marshal or local fire safety inspector, for type A home providers.
- "Owner's Authorized Representative/Partnership Form for Child Care" for type A home providers.
- Articles of incorporation, if applicable, for type A home providers.
- Written zoning approval, for type A home providers.
- Reside in the home where the care is being provided.
Providers must complete required training:
- First Aid
- 6 Hours of Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention
- Communicable Diseases
If you would like to learn more, please contact the Ashland County Department of Job & Family Services at (419) 282-5000 or toll free at 1-800-589-8141 and ask to speak with the Child Care Provider worker who will be able to answer your questions.