Wayne County Job and Family Services determines eligibility for assistance to parents with child care costs while the parent is engaged in work or training efforts. This assistance allows low-income parents to find and/or keep jobs, and ensure that their children have access to an early care and education experience they need to succeed in school. To be eligible for publically funded child care a family’s income has to be at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guideline. A family may remain eligible for child care assistance until their income increases to 300 percent of the federal poverty guideline.
Our licensing specialist recommends licensure to the State of Ohio and monitors all Child Care homes by inspecting their homes at least two times per year to make sure strict guidelines are met.
Child Care Resources
Finding a Child Care Provider
Determine Eligibility & Income Guidlines
You must be working or be in an approved work activity.
You must have physical custody of your child.
Only children under the age of 13 qualify for publicly funded child care (unless the child does not function according to age appropriate expectations and special needs are verified by a medical doctor).
Citizenship must be verified for each child that needs care.
Your initial gross monthly household income for your family size must be equal or less than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Your gross monthly household income for your family size must be equal or less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to maintain your eligibility for service.
Paying for Child Care
The biological parent(s), or
The caretaker/legal guardian, or
The foster parents
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