Positively Impacting the Lives of Children, Families, and Child Care Professionals

Action for Children has been central Ohio’s trusted resource for all things early learning since 1972. As the local child care resource and referral agency, we serve Franklin County, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties.

What We Do

Our services, aimed at assuring quality early learning experiences for all children, include:

  1. Free child care referrals and access to community resources for parents and families;

  2. Parenting education classes, seminars and workshops;

  3. Training, coaching, and technical assistance for early childhood programs and practitioners;

  4. Child care resources and data for workforce development, public awareness and advocacy.

Mission, Vision & Values

You can get a high-level overview of what we stand for as an organization by checking out our mission and vision statements, as well as the core values that guide us.

Our Impact

The efforts undertaken by Action for Children in any given year make a positive impact on children, parents and guardians, and child care and early learning professionals. The average year sees us support:

  •  3,500+  families in finding quality child care programs
  • Nearly 2,000 parents and guardians through parenting workshops, impacting over 3,500 children
  • Over 13,000 parents through Help Me Grow services, improving maternal and infant outcomes in central Ohio
  • Over 1,250 child care programs across central Ohio through coaching, technical assistance, and professional development
  • Our Organization

    Find out more about the people who make up Action for Children by meeting our leadership team and board of directors. Or trace the 50-year history of our organization through our timeline.

  • Advocacy

    Learn about Action for Children’s advocacy priorities and initiatives!

  • Join Our Team

    Learn more about becoming part of the Action for Children team by checking out our careers page. Find current openings and additional background information on why Action for Children is a great place to work!

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