Our interactive map shows all licensed child care programs currently open and enrolling children in Central Ohio. This map will be updated regularly as the status of programs change. We are committed to helping parents take the guesswork out of choosing child care options that meet their needs and provide flexible options to guide you through the process:

    • Schedule a time to speak with a specialist by calling 614-224-0222
    • Submit your request online
    • Conduct your own search 24/7 on our interactive map below

While choosing child care can be challenging, we at Action for Children are here to help you make the best decision possible. You can use our Take the Time Guide, 5C Checklist (English) or 5C Spanish Checklist which contains sample interview questions and tips on what to look for when choosing a child care provider. If you are having challenges locating a licensed child care provider even after talking with one of our specialists, you can use our Navigating the Challenges of Finding Child Care guide to get resources and tips for alternative care ideas. If you are trying do decide whether your child is prepared to stay home alone, use our Home Alone Booklet to help determine if your child is ready.

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