Central Ohio Child Care Provider Survey Reports

Understanding the Landscape of Child Care

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.

November 2023

The Tipping Point


Action for Children’s latest Central Ohio Child Care Provider Survey report uncovers critical issues facing child care providers in central Ohio, including concerns about staffing, capacity, tuition increases, and the fact that over half of providers report that their monthly revenue does not cover expenses. With the ending of pandemic-era ARPA funding, these findings emphasize the need for sustained, flexible investment in central Ohio’s child care centers and Family Child Care programs. It’s imperative to address affordability, capacity, and workforce stability, ensuring a secure and nurturing environment for our region’s children.


Understanding The Tipping Point Webinar

Previous Reports

Reckoning, Not Recovery: November 2022
Taking a Toll: November 2021
Open Does Not Mean Okay: March 2021
Make or Break Moment: December 2020

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