How to Apply to be a Provider

Child Care Opportunities


There are three types of child care establishments in the state of Ohio:

  • Child Care Center
  • Type A Family Child Care in your home
  • Type B Family Child Care in your home

Child Care Center

Location

  • off-site facility

Group size

  • Not to exceed license capacity

  • Staff/child ratio and maximum group size limitations by age group must be maintained

Staff

  • director/administrator and any number of employees/child care staff members

Inspections

  • at least one prior to provisional licensure

  • at least two during the provisional period (12 months)

  • at least two each state fiscal year after continuous licensure

Family Child Care – Type A Location
  • provider’s residence
Group Size
  • 7-12 children
Staff
  • provider, employee(s), or child care staff member(s)
Inspections
  • at least one prior to provisional licensure
  • at least two during the provisional period (12 months)
  • at least two each state fiscal year after continuous licensure

Family Child Care – Type B

Location

  • provider’s residence

Group size

  • 1-6 children, with no more than three children under age 2

Staff

  • provider, employee(s), or child care staff member(s)

Inspections

  • at least one prior to provisional licensure

  • at least two during the provisional period (12 months)

  • at least two each state fiscal year after continuous licensure




Apply to Become a Provider


If you are interested in opening a child care center, please click here and complete the pre-licensing orientation training for the type of Provider that you want to be. Steps to become a licensed family child care provider (Type A or Type B):

  1. Complete a professional registry for the family child care applicant here
  2. Complete an application online here




Understanding the Rules


Wayne County Job and Family Services wants to ensure all child care providers are compliant. Click here to review the rules, select “Family Child Care Rules” and then click on each section. Additional Manuals to Review:




Record Time, Attendance and Payment


The child care provider will be required to record information through the Ohio TAP (Time & Attendance Payment), which will allow the child care center to be paid accordingly.





Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services

Location

356 W North St

P.O. Box 76

Wooster, OH 44691

Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (330) 287-5800

Toll Free: 1-877-612-5800

Fax: (330) 287-5899