Find Child Care Here!

When you’re ready to do your free child care search,
call us at 800-577-2276

babyOne of our child care specialists will talk with you and put together a search of our child care provider database based on your input. You’ll get the personal help you need to find the kind of child care options you’re looking for, and it’s free. COAD is part of a statewide network of nonprofit child care resource and referral agencies serving 31 counties of eastern and southern Ohio We maintain a list of approximately 1500 child care programs including Head Start programs, public pre-schools, chid care centers, family child care homes, school age programs, and infant care programs.

If you don’t live within our service area, we’ll direct you to the agency in your area that can help.

To request more information or to request referrals
call us at 800-577-2276 or send us an email.

We have the help you need to find the child care you want!
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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girl with flowerChild Care Search Basics

We do not endorse specific child care providers, but we’ll give you tools to help you make the best choice for your family. Check out the resources below. You’ll learn about the various kinds of child care situations and how to evaluate them when you visit. It’s all about helping you make the best choice for your child.

Step Up To Quality


As a parent, you want the best child care possible. Step Up to Quality is Ohio’s voluntary quality rating system for ODJFS licensed child care programs. Step Up to Quality recognizes early care and education programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above Ohio’s licensing standards.

View the list of current star rated child care providers

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