Action for Children offers pre-licensing assistance and training to those who are interested in becoming licensed Family Child Care (FCC) providers.

Have you heard? The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is offering an incentive to Family Child Care providers who apply for their license by June 30, 2020 and sign a Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC ) agreement. For more info, click here.

Overview Sessions are offered as a one time, 2-3 hour session and content includes:

1. Requirements, policies, procedures and rules to become a licensed Type A or Type B FCC provider

2. Instructions on how to create a profile, apply, and properly navigate OCLQS

3. Review the required forms that are necessary to submit an application for licensure, including:

  • OPR
  • Education requirements
  • Written policies and procedures
  • Plan of operation
  • Disaster plan
  • Requisite medical forms

Our Technical Assistance Specialists also:

  • Help new applicants submit thoroughly completed applications
  • Assist with Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)
  • Complete pre-licensing desk reviews
  • Complete mock inspections/ CAPs

To learn more about our pre-licensing services, please contact Chelahnnhe Lyons at or call 614.224.0222 ext. 136