Hamilton County Job and Family Services Publicly Funded Child Care partially covers the cost of child care for eligible low to moderate income families.

Caretakers (parents) are able to choose from nearly 1,500 providers and centers to find one that meets their specific needs. Providers are required to meet health, safety and training standards, ensuring parents and caregivers have access to safe, quality child care while they are in work or school.

Ultimately, Child Care helps ensure children are safe while parents work toward financial stability.

How the Program Works

Who is eligible?

Eligibility is based on gross income and family size. To be eligible:

  • Caretakers (parents) must be working or in an approved work activity
  • Children must be under the age of 13, or if they have special needs, under the age of 18.
  • Children must meet citizenship requirements
  • Other eligibility factors.