For Professionals

For Professionals and Providers

For Professionals and Providers


Those who work in child care and early learning influence the lives of others every day.

Through your knowledge and skills you can change the course of a young life. You can strengthen families and schools and increase the appeal of your community as a place to live, work and raise children. It is important work and quality counts.

Inside this section, you will find services that include professional development, career opportunities and resources for licensing, accreditation and registration. You will also find information about referrals to your program, food and nutrition programs and current news and information about child care and early learning.

For Professionals and Providers - Quality Programs

Quality Programs
Action for Children is committed to offering a wide variety of quality projects and programs to those professionals working in the Early Childhood Education field. Quality programs are offered for professionals in a variety of settings who serve children birth - 12 years.

For Professionals and Providers - Managing a Center-Based Child Care Program

Managing a Center-Based Child Care Program
Action for Children provides a variety of services for child care centers in Central Ohio. Child care centers may care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and/or provide before or after school care.

For Professionals and Providers - Managing a Home-Based Child Care Business

Managing a Home-Based Child Care Business
Action for Children provides many services for family child care providers, who care for children in their own. It is important to remember that anyone who does child care in their home can care for no more than six children at a time, with no more than three children under the age of two years. The provider’s own children count until age 6.

For Professionals and Providers - Professional Development

Professional Development
Research has shown the positive impact adults can have on children’s growth and development when they continue to participate in their own learning about early childhood development.

For Professionals and Providers Child Care Aware

All child care resource and referral agencies in Ohio are sharing training opportunities provided through a partnership with the national Child Care Aware program. These trainings meet Ohio's child development elective requirements for home- and center-based care. They are not currently approved for Step Up to Quality or Ohio Department of Education course content.

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