Welcome to Ohio's BOLD Beginning! Website for Early Care and Education Programs. This site provides valuable information that will assist you in your work with Ohio's children and their families.
Ohio Department of
Job and Family Services


The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) offers financial assistance to eligible parents to help them with child care costs while they engage in work, education or job training. In addition, ODJFS and county agencies are responsible for licensing and inspecting all child care settings in Ohio, from large child care centers to family child care homes.


ODJFS Child Care website
Licensing Required Training
Provider Technical Assistance Letters
Ohio Department of
Education


The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness provides support to early care and education programs, including Preschool Special Education, Early Childhood Education Grants and the Head Start Collaboration offices.


Preschool and School-Age Licensing
Early Childhood Education Grants
Preschool Special Education