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Here you will find a wealth of resources for parents and families from our staff at Action for Children, from organizations in our local community and state, and from organizations at the national level. We hope these will be helpful to you. 

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Child Care

Child Care Ohio, sponsored by the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association, is a comprehensive place to conduct a free search for child care and early learning programs in Ohio that are outside the seven-county central Ohio region served by Action for Children.

Child CareAware, is a free resource to find child care and early learning programs or your local child care resource and referral agency in every state throughout the U.S.

Ohio Department of Education has information about child care and early education in Ohio and includes Step Up to Quality information.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has information about subsidized child care, financial resources for families,and provider regulation.


Columbus Public Health website has a comprehensive list of health care resources in the community.

Healthy Start & Healthy Families has information about Ohio’s low and no cost health coverage program.

St. Vincent Family Centers offers programs and services for children, ages Pre-K thru 13 experiencing behavioral issues.

Ohio Help Me Grow is a program for Ohio’s expectant parents, newborns, infants, and toddlers that provides health and developmental services so that children start school healthy and ready to learn.

KidsHealth offers practical parenting information and news, as wells as special sections for kids and teens.

State Support Team Region 11 combines regional services provided by the former Central Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center (COSERRC) and Central Ohio Regional School Improvement Team. A wealth of information for parents with children who have special needs.

Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities (formerly Franklin County MRDD) provides details on their website about eligibility, services and other information for families in Franklin County.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center provides speech, hearing and deaf services, as well as opportunities to become more involved.

Columbus Hearing Impaired Program is part of ColumbusCity Schools and provides services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Easter Seals of Central Ohio and Southeast Ohio creates solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs, and their families.

PBS Kids provides links to children's public television programming, as well as links for parents and educators.

Child Care Information Exchange offers a free subscription to an email newsletter called ExchangeEveryDay, which offers currentinformation, inspirationand resources for parents and educators.


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