Child Care

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Fairfield County Job and Family Services Child Care Unit to assist families in removing child care as a barrier to self-sufficiency by linking them to quality child care options and early childhood programs.

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Could I be eligible?

Family Size Gross Monthly Income Initial Eligibility
2 $1,736
3 $2,184
4 $2,633
5 $3,081
6 $3,530

How do I apply?

  • Complete and submit the following application: (click here)
  • In person at our agency during regular business hours (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
  • By mailing a completed application to 239 West Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
  • By dropping a completed application in the agency drop box located in the front of our building, open 24 hours
  • By faxing a completed application to 740-689-4848
  • By email to childcare23@jfs.ohio.gov

What verifications are needed?

  • Proof of all income (employment, child support, disability, unemployment, etc)
  • Birth Certificates for all children needing care
  • Official school schedule

What happens after I submit my application?

  • Child Care applications are processed by a caseworker without a face-to-face appointment.
  • To receive child care assistance, you must use a licensed child care center or a certified family child care home. For more information on how to locate and chose quality child care visit http://childcaresearch.ohio.gov/, www.actionforchildren.org, or call 1-855-30child.
  • Once your child care application has been approved, your child will be authorized to receive child care while you are working or attending school.

Click here for more information for Caretakers (Parents)
If you are interested in becoming a certified family child care provider, please
click here