Child Care & Nutrition

Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC)

 

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) covers part of the cost of child care for children of eligible caretakers (parents) who are either working or in school.  

Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams County Departments of Job and Family Services have contracted with Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission to determine families’ eligibility for publicly funded child care services.

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Summer Food Program

Eat Healthy & Have Summer Fun!

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is funded by the Ohio Department of Education through the United States Department of Agriculture and local United Way agencies.  SFSP was established to ensure that low-income children ages 1 to 18 (or up to age 21 with an IEP) receive nutritious meals in the summer months.  These free meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and are provided to all children attending the program.  No applications are necessary and no registration is required however all children under age 5 must be accompanied by a parent.

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Interested in Receiving Child Care Benefits?

Caretakers (Parents)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE CHILD CARE PROGRAM?

  • You must be working or attending school.
  • You must have physical custody of your child.
  • You must reside in Defiance, Fulton, Hardin, Hancock, Paulding, Van Wert, or Williams counties.
  • Your initial gross monthly household income for your family size must be equal to or less than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
  • Your gross monthly household income* for your family size must be equal to or less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to maintain your eligibility for service.
    *Gross monthly household income means your total income before taxes.  This includes: paycheck, child support, cash assistance, social security, disability, etc. 

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Child Care Trainings

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission provides many educational training opportunities for the continued growth, learning, and advancement of childhood professionals in Ohio. Topics that are covered include childhood development, communicable diseases, CPR and First Aid, and child abuse and neglect sessions.   For more information, please view the current schedule.

Apply To Be A Provider

If you want to provide child care services to families that are eligible for the Publicly-Funded Child Care program, you must be licensed.  If you want to care for children not participating in this program, there is no need to become licensed. Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission can assist those who would like to become licensed if you reside in Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Van Wert or Williams counties.

Applications for Type B Homes can be submitted through NOCAC.  Our child care staff will review the application, make a recommendation to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) for licensure, and inspect for ongoing compliance with licensure rules.

Please review the following information to ensure you can meet the requirements before contacting NOCAC to complete an application.

Read more: Apply To Be A Provider