Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school education or have completed a training program approved by the Department of Human Services. Such approved programs include a vocation education home economics course or a Child Care Job Training Program for Adults which must include completing 5 required and 3 elective courses for a total of 160 hours.
|Age Range||Ratio For Center-based Care|
|Infants||(1:5) and (1:6)|
|Toddlers||(1:7) and (1:8)|
|Preschool||(1:12) and (1:14)|
|School age||(1:18) and (1:20)|
|Mixed age group||ration for youngest child in group|
|Age Range||Ratio For Family Child Care|
|All ages||(1:6)[includes providers children under 6 years of age; and no more than 3 may be under 2 years of age]|
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Bureau of Child Care and Development
255 East Main Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-5222
Fax: 614-466-0164 or 614-728-6803
Web site: http://jfs.ohio.gov/families/child_care/index.stm
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