Are you looking for quality Childcare Providers in Ashland or Tuscarawas counties and don’t know where to begin or what to ask?
The need for Childcare Providers has never been greater and the Coalition for Ohio Applachian Development (COAD4Kids) has everyone covered. With COVID 19 effects still lingering, the need for childcare providers is prevelant. The Women's Fund Childcare initiative is indicative of the growing need for childcare in the area. If you work and have infants to 5 year olds and work, you need to find a qualified daycare or preschool. The benefits of having a quality child watch center go beyond giving parents flexibility to provide an income for the family. They can actually help children learn in grow in all developmental milestones. COAD4Kids provides a positive experience to help make a plan and understand local childcare logistics!
- Check out the online database of licensed childcare providers
- Talk with COAD4Kids specialist for free at (330)-602-6959 to get resources and help.
- Learn the best questions to ask providers.
- Find out what the stars in Step up to Quality mean. Ashland County’s cheat sheet can be found here!
- If you have a heart for teaching and nurturing and would like to start your own child care business– COAD4Kids will freely help!
- Complete the online form here to discuss certifications, licensing steps, and overall small business support.
- Receive Training for early childhood development.
Parents are their child’s primary teacher but childcare providers and same-age peers can influence growth and development in ways that solely being at home cannot. The state of Ohio provides free public education when children turn 5 years old (different districts have varying birthday cut-offs). However, prior schooling at daycares and preschools can set them up for kindergarten readiness and success.
2019-2020 School Year Kindergarten Entrance Dates for 5-year-olds according to Ohio Department of Education:
Newsymom continues to learn about COAD4Kids as they provide free help to families, providers, as well as community partners in East Central, Southeast, and Southern Ohio counties.