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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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Join Us for Small Steps Big Benefits

On October 9, 2014 Action for Children hosted Small Steps Big Benefits, an annual fundraiser created to spark awareness of the importance of early childhood education and development. Did you miss the event but would like to give to this cause? Follow the links below to donate today! By supporting Action for Children and its mission, you are helping to build brighter futures for children, families, and child care providers across central Ohio.

Early Start Columbus

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Annual Report 2013

Click on the link to see how Action for Children linked parents and children to quality early learning experiences in 2013!

Online Donation Form

Use the quick link below to access the Seven Generations Natural Wonders Garden online donation form!


Important Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) Dates!

The new 5-Star Quality Rating & Improvement System (SUTQ) will roll out this fall, but there are dates you won't want to miss between now and then.

Join us in supporting the Strong Start for Children Campaign

A united effort to support significant expansion of high-quality early learning opportunities for children ages birth to five.

Nurturing Nature in the Wonder Years

Nurturing Nature Through the Foods We Eat and Nurturing Nature in the Wonder Years: Linking Healthy Lifestyles and School Readiness. Two downloadable booklets with ideas, recipes and fun outdoor activities, including three great pages of gardening tips and resources for beginning gardeners (pages 21 - 23 of Linking Healthy Lifestyles and School Readiness).

In the News

Making the Hours Count: Alexander Holt

Mentoring Advocates in Our Field

Third Annual Early Language and Literacy Conference

FREE Head Start Opportunities!

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

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet for Child Care Employers

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet for Child Care Employees

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

Happy, Healthy Children

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