Child Care Provider Options

What are your Child Care Provider Options?

The State of Ohio Child Care Facility Search System will help you locate the type of child care program you need. You can search by location, type of facility, and by ages of children who need care. You will be able to learn more about each facility, its licensing status, any additional accreditation or affiliation, its location, the number and ages of children served, and information about the findings of licensing inspections.

There are several different types of child care providers authorized by the Seneca County Department of Job & Family Services to provide child care. These include:

  • Licensed Child Care Centers – Licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services for 13 or more children.
  • Licensed Type A Child Care Homes – Licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services to provide care for 7 to 12 children in the child care provider’s own home.
  • Type B Child care Homes – Licensed by the Seneca County Department of Job & Family Services to provide care for 1 to 6 children in the child care provider’s own home.
It is your choice as to which type of child care provider you use. Seneca County Department of Job & Family Services does not place children in a child care setting.

More Information:

The State of Ohio Department of Job & Family Services Child Care pages offers detailed information and links for additional child care resources.