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Helping Families Access Temporary Pandemic Child Care programs

Temporary Pandemic Child Care Lists
Pandemic Child Care Centers in Central Ohio
Pandemic Family Child Care Providers in Central Ohio
For more information for families and providers, please visit the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ page for families.

Activities and Tips
How to ease children’s anxiety about COVID-19
Help stop the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19

School and Child Care Closures
Child Care Programs Closed through April 30
Schools Closed through May 1

Temporary Pandemic Child Care Programs
Apply to become a TPCC program
Join the ‘Central Ohio Critical Child Care Network’ Facebook Group
For more information on TPCCs, go to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services page for providers.

Provider Resources
Preparing your business for child care closure
Professional Development ONLINE Training Schedule for April

Support
Columbus Cares Kid Kits

Community Resources
Free Meal Locations and Times
Unemployment, Rent/Utilities, & Transportation
Fingerprinting and Background Check locations and times

AFC in the News

NBC4: Daycares remain open with temporary pandemic license (March 26, 2020)

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio’s coronavirus child-care centers are set to open. How many kids will show up? (March 26, 2020)

10TV: Ohio day cares prepare for eventual closure; parents should, too (March 16, 2020)

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio schools prepare for 3-week coronavirus shutdown starting Monday (March 13, 2020)