An interactive tool for civic leaders, advocates & child care providers to explore the availability of quality child care and early learning in Central Ohio.

As the Child Care Resource and Referral agency for Columbus and Central Ohio, Action for Children maintains data and information on the supply of child care in our region. Through the Early Childhood Supply Map, we hope to help community leaders, advocates, and program administrators understand the supply of child care and the need for quality early learning in our region.

The Early Childhood Supply Map is launching in phases. This first phase includes all licensed child care and early learning programs: child care centers, preschools, before and after school programs, and licensed family child care homes. The Early Childhood Supply Map displays supply for Franklin County and its six contiguous counties; Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. Currently, the Early Childhood Supply Map provides the following for each program:

  • Location and spatial relationship for each licensed program
  • Licensed capacity of each program (shown by size of circle)
  • Current star-rating in Ohio’s Step Up To Quality rating and improvement system (shown by color of circle)
  • Type of care (manipulated by checking one or all type of care boxes on the key)

In later phases to come in 2019, the Early Childhood Supply Map will be enhanced to include enrollment and zip code level child population counts.

Tips For Use

The Early Childhood Supply Map is interactive and can be filtered by type of care and county. The map will default to display all types of care in Franklin County. To change these settings, check or uncheck the type of care boxes and select the county you would like to view from the drop down menu below.

The mapping feature is not supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer. We recommend use of Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge or other internet browsers for most accurate and up to date results.

Select a county below:

Data current as of 6/2019.


If you’re a parent looking for child care, please visit our online search tool, Ohio Child Care Finder, where you can conduct an interactive search on multiple characteristics including age of child and distance from a specific street location.

The data used in the Early Childhood Supply Map is maintained by Action for Children and will be updated at least six times per year. If your programs is listed incorrectly, please contact us at 614-224-0222 or submit a completed Provider Update form.

We’d love to hear from you! Tell us what you think and share what else you would like to see.