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Founded in 1972, Action for Children is the source for child care and early learning services in central Ohio. Read more

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Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This year's event features a "celebrity spelling bee," a community celebration of early learning where each contestant will have the opportunity to compete on behalf of a neighborhood early childhood program. More information & tickets.


Day Out with Dad

Please join us for a free pre-game event filled with fun family activities before the OSU/Penn State Game! Saturday October 22nd, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Douglas Community Center. For more information, contact Jeff Kramer at 614-224-0222, ext. 137 or


Thank you Cardinal Health, AAP Ohio Chapter, and City of Columbus! Good4Growth is a partnership that gives parents, caregivers, or anyone that touches the life of a child – practical tools and tips for creating a happy, healthy environment for kids.

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A new subscriber-based web platform that provides an extensive knowledge hub of tools focused on supporting the needs of early childhood and education professionals in Ohio.

Our Annual Report

See how Action for Children helped parents and early childhood professionals prepare young children for the future during FY2015!

In the News

Action for Children Offers Ohio Preschool Expulsion Prevention Partnership Training

2016 State Fact Sheets: New Report Highlights Challenge to Implement Quality, Affordable Child Care Nationwide

The Return of Child Care

BCI and FBI Fingerprint Background Checks Now Available at Action for Children Tuesday thru Friday

Job Openings at Action for Children

SPARK Ohio (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) is now in Columbus!

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet for Child Care Employees

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet for Child Care Employers

Progress Made. Ground Lost. A Comprehensive Report on Child Care in Franklin County

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