Child Care

Cuyahoga County Division of Job and Family Services (Main Building)
1641 Payne Ave
Cleveland Ohio 44114
Information: The Child Care Assistance program helps you pay a portion of your child care expenses each month. Eligibility is based on income and household size. The Child Care Assistance Program gives you the flexibility to choose a child care center, child care home, or care by a relative or other adult based on your family’s individual needs. And that helps you stay on the job, provide care for your children and save money
Child Care Hotline: To apply for assistance: 216-416-4440
Case questions: 216-987-6929
Child Care Information Line: 216-987-6929

Starting Point
4600 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
Information: Helps families find the best possible care for their child. Search listings for early childhood and out-of-school-time programs, get tips on choosing quality care in their Good Child Care Book, or find care for children with special needs.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Step up to Quality Program (SUTQ)
A five-star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations. The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.