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Founded in 1972, Action for Children is the source for child care and early learning services in central Ohio. Read more


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Have You Heard of Early Start Columbus?

At Mayor Michael B. Coleman's State of the City Address on February 20, 2014 the Mayor called for a $5 million investment in a new initiative:Early Start Columbus. He said, "We need to get our kids ready to learn, ready to read and ready to succeed. And we need to start now with Early Start Columbus."

Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity for the children and families in Columbus!


Important Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) Dates!

The new 5-Star Quality Rating & Improvement System (SUTQ) will roll out this fall, but there are dates you won't want to miss between now and then.


Join us in supporting the Strong Start for Children Campaign

A united effort to support significant expansion of high-quality early learning opportunities for children ages birth to five.


Nurturing Nature in the Wonder Years

Nurturing Nature Through the Foods We Eat and Nurturing Nature in the Wonder Years: Linking Healthy Lifestyles and School Readiness. Two downloadable booklets with ideas, recipes and fun outdoor activities, including three great pages of gardening tips and resources for beginning gardeners (pages 21 - 23 of Linking Healthy Lifestyles and School Readiness).


FY 2012 Annual Report

July 1, 2011 thru June 30, 2012

Action for Children's 990, June 30, 2011

In the News


Girls Go Techbridge!

FREE Head Start Opportunities through the YMCA of Central Ohio

Time for a Strong Start by AFC CEO, Eric J. Karolak

SPARK Ohio (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) is now in Columbus!

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet for Child Care Employers

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet for Child Care Employees

FREE Preschool Vision Screening Training and Equipment Offered

Progress Made. Ground Lost. A Comprehensive Report on Child Care in Franklin County

USDA Food Program - Healthy Hearts Quilt Project

AFC's Directors Roundtable 2014

CPR and First Aid Training Schedule

CDA Class Registration is Now Open!

Happy, Healthy Children


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