Child Care Support & Education Services

Child Care Professional Resources

Action for Children’s trusted services for home-based and center-based child care professionals improve access to high-quality early learning for young children in central Ohio and empower child care professionals to achieve their goals.

Professional Development

Action for Children offers a wide variety of professional development for early childhood educators working in child care centers, schools, and Family Child Care homes. Our services include free and low-cost trainings, networking and professional development events, coaching, and tuition assistance for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education.


Running a child care business isn’t easy, but we provide the tools and resources to help you reach your program goals and get back to doing what you love: taking care of children. Through The BOSS, Action for Children provides specialized one-on-one coaching opportunities for child care owners and administrators, as well as courses focused on marketing, budgeting, human resources, strategic planning and more.

Step Up To Quality

Action for Children provides free on-site Technical Assistance (TA) to child care professionals working to improve the quality of their programs through Step Up To Quality, Ohio’s child care quality rating system. Our staff will meet you where you are by providing information, coaching and planning resources to help you meet your program’s Step Up To Quality goals.

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Action for Children provides connections to state and federal grant programs for home-based and center-based child care programs in central Ohio. Check back here for new grants and funding opportunities! Current offerings include:

Additional Resources

Subscribing to our newsletter is the best way to stay up to date on resources! You can also check out our resource library for a wealth of resources for early childhood educators, or look through our event calendar for information on upcoming events for child care professionals.

Learn More

Learn more about the services available to Family Child Care providers by reaching out to Action for Children today.