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 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 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:

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

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

Email Address:

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:

Self Service Portal Home Page (



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


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

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:

General Information
For more information about childcare in Ohio, go to

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


Select option 5 and then option 1


ODJFS to Offer Free Credit Monitoring to Victims of Unemployment-Related ID Theft

Individuals who reported being the victim of such identity theft will be eligible for one year of credit monitoring at no charge. Those who believe they were victims, but have not yet reported it, can do so at or by calling (833) 658-0394. The services include identity theft monitoring, restoration, and insurance.

In order to be eligible for the free credit monitoring service, individuals must complete the ID Theft Portal Fraud Form at Identity Theft | Ohio Unemployment Benefits Help no later than May 22, 2022. The deadline to register for identity protection services is June 25, 2022.

Click the links for additional information.

ODJFS Press Release



Cash Food & Medical Assistance

Applications and verifications
such as income, expenses and
other needed items may be returned by:

E-mail to:
Fax to:  937-498-7396,  mail to:
Shelby County Department

of Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio Avenue,Sidney, OH  45365,
in person, or by drop box outside the
front door of the agency.

Child Support

Children's Services

Unemployment Benefits

Adult Protective Services now
has a 24-Hour online portal available
for reporting non-emergency cases
of suspected adult abuse, neglect, or
exploitation at this link:




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