Currently there are three types of providers: child care centers, type A homes and type B homes.

Hamilton County Child Care Services does not select a provider, you must choose the child care provider that will meet your needs.

The following information will help you determine the difference between each category of provider and find specific providers within each category.

Child Care Centers and Type A Homes

Child Care Centers and Type A Homes are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. A child care center is licensed to care for more than 12 children at a time. Type A homes are usually a private residence licensed to care for up to 12 children.

You can search centers and Type A homes by county, city, zip code, program type or Step Up to Qality rating on the ODJFS site by clicking the green button below.

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Child Care Home Providers

Type B Homes are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services based on a recommendation and inspections conducted by Hamilton County Job and Family Services. A child care home is a private residence licensed to care for up to six children. There are approximately 1,000 child care type B home providers within the county.

It’s easy to search our list for a home child care provider in your area:

  • Open the provider list below
  • Click on the binoculars at the top of your screen
  • Enter the zip code where you want to find a child care provider. (You can also search by street or provider name)

HCJFS updates the list once per month. Just because a provider’s name is on the list, it does not mean that the provider has an opening for your child. You must check availability with each provider.

Search Child Care Home Providers

Search By Quality

The Ohio Department of Education and Job and Family Services ranks some child care programs by quality. Providers have the opportunity to earn up to five stars, and the more stars, the better.

Learn more about Step Up to Quality

For additional help deciding between different types of child care providers, review How to Choose a Child Care Provider.