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 $1,727
3 $2,177
4 $2,628
5 $3,079
6 $3,529

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

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 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.

If you are interested in becoming a certified family child care provider, please click here