Child Care Program Information
Parents / Caretakers

Child care assistance is available to families during hours of employment and/or training.  Eligibility is based on the family's monthly gross income and family size.  Co-payments are determined according to income and family size.  Costs above the family's co-payments are paid by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Child care services are available 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift.  Parents choose who will be caring for their child.  Options include a licensed child care center or a licensed child care provider.

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Child Care Provider Caretaker Program

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Child Care Provider Caretaker Program

Eligibility
Eligibility is based on income, family size and participation in a qualifying activity.  A qualifying activity includes employment and training.  An application will need to be completed and verification will need to be provided. 

Applications
Applications can be obtained at the front desk of the Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services.  Applications can also be obtained by calling 937-498-4981, select option 5, then option 5, and then option 1 to request an application via mail.  The application is also available online at: www.odjfs.state.oh.us

Completed applications can be submited in person, via fax, or mailed to:

Shelby Co Department of Job and Family Services
227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio  45365
Fax Number: 937-498-7396

In person application submissions are accepted
M, W, TH, F, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

You can also apply for publicly funded child care online by clicking this link below:

Use this link to apply online:

https://ssp.benefits.ohio.gov/

 

 

Choosing Child Care
A list of licensed providers is available at the front desk of Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services.  Or call

937-498-4981

Select option 5, then option 5, and option 1
to request that a copy be mailed to you. 

Step Up to Quality Rated Providers 
Step Up to Quality is a rating system developed by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Education to improve the quality of early care and education programs in Ohio.   Programs receive star ratings based on meeting established criteria.  For more information about Step Up to Quality go to www.jfs.ohio.gov

ODJFS Child Care Time, Attendance and
Payment (TAP) System

Parents/Caretakers of children who are eligible for publicly funded child care will use the TAP system to record their child’s attendance.  The caretaker or a person eligible to pick up or drop off children at a provider will use a tablet or their smart phone to record the children’s attendance. 

For more information regarding the TAP system, go to:

https://ohiocctap.info/caretakers/

General Information
For more information about childcare in Ohio, go to www.jfs.ohio.gov

For more information about the child care assistance program, please call

937-498-4981

Select option 5 and then option 1

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Shelby County Department
of Job and Family Services

Prevention, Retention and
Contingency Plan 
Opportunity
for Public Comment

 

The Shelby County Department
of Job and Family Services is
taking comments from the public
on the Prevention, Retention
and Contingency plan for Shelby
County. The plan is developed
under guidance and regulations
from the Ohio Department of Job
and Family Services. 
The plan will
be available for public comment
from August 26, 2019 – September
24, 2019 at the Shelby County
Department of Job and Family
Services, 227 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney,
Ohio, 45365. 
Hours of operation
are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday, and 7:30 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.



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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M, W, TH, F - 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays - 7:30 am - 6 pm