Action for Children’s Central Ohio Child Care Provider Survey collects vital information from licensed child care providers about the local landscape of child care, and is the only continuing study of its kind in Ohio. Read the official reports based on findings from the surveys below.
Reckoning, Not Recovery
CENTRAL OHIO CHILD CARE PROVIDER SURVEY REPORT
New findings from Action for Children’s Reckoning, Not Recovery report show signs of modest improvement in revenue and enrollment, but not an industry in recovery. While temporary relief funding has helped to keep child care providers in business, four in five (81%) center-based providers in the region want to hire or have open positions, and more than half of all providers surveyed (55%) have had to raise tuition since September 2021. This mixed picture produces a domino effect – not enough staff limits enrollment, which reduces revenue and causes tuition to rise – an unstable reckoning that shortchanges families, employers, and communities.