Are you looking for child care for your infant, toddler, preschooler, or school-age child? Our trained Family Engagement Specialists will work with you to understand your needs and complete a customized search for care options that meet your family’s unique needs. We offer several flexible options to guide you through this process:

Call 614-224-0222 and ask to speak with a Family Engagement Specialist. Phones are open from 9am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. This is our most comprehensive search option allowing you to ask questions about specific needs such as transportation, special needs care, special programs offered and so much more.
Click the button below and fill out the form to email us your request.

Request a Child Care Search

Use our new online child care search tool to find child care in your area. This search option allows you to search as a guest or create an account to save your results and log back in any time to review your account.

Online Child Care Search

You may login as a guest, or create an account to save your preferences and results. To login as a guest:
  • Click on “Login as a Guest”
  • Click on “Search for Programs”
If you have used the search before, but forgot your password click “Request Password”.

Not finding what you want or need additional help with your search? Call us at 614-224-0222.

Our interactive map allows you to do a quick and easy search to see an overview of licensed child care programs with contact information. Results are not saved but can be downloaded from the map. If you need a more detailed search, see additional search options described above for your convenience.

Click to Search Interactive Map

Choosing child care can be challenging, that’s why we are committed to helping parents just like you take the guesswork out of choosing quality child care. Once you have your customized list of child care options, these resources can help you make the best choice for you and your family:

Sample interview questions and tips:
5C Checklist  (English  |  Spanish)
Why is a Step Up To Quality Program Important?
What do Step Up To Quality Stars Mean?

Alternative care options & tips to overcome challenges in your search:
Navigating the Challenges of Finding Child Care
Is your child ready to stay home alone?

*Action for Children does not license, recommend, endorse, guarantee, control or regulate any child care resource provided, this is a referral service only.