Ohio's Public Child Care Subsidy Program

High-quality child care is one of the steps on the path to a healthy and successful life for children and is a particularly important pathway out of poverty for low-income children.

It is also crucial for working parents who need affordable care while they are on the job. Access to consistent, quality child care helps low-income and working class parents move up the economic ladder, stay employed, and become self-sufficient so that they can support their families. From a public policy perspective, access to child care ensures a well-trained workforce for Ohio’s future economic success. CDF-Ohio is committed to ensuring that Ohio’s public child care subsidy program operates both to serve as many families as possible, as well as to ensure that children in the program are benefitting from a high-quality setting that sets in motion their learning and development.

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