The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) program helps eligible families, with parents/caregivers who are working or going to school pay for child care. The program supports workforce participation by parents and provides early care and education experiences for children. Most licensed care programs accept PFCC for payment. This allows for flexibility and family choice in choosing the best care for their family. Click here to learn more and apply: www.benefits.ohio.gov.
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Full Day Head Start is a program that provides free preschool education for 3-to-5-year-olds and helps both children and parents/caregivers prepare for kindergarten. Through either direct service or referrals, Head Start children also receive numerous health services ensuring good physical, dental, nutritional, and mental health. You may be eligible for Head Start for the full school day (typically 6 or more hours). Some Head Start programs also offer extended hours of care through publicly funded child care or private-pay child care services.
The full day Early Head Start program provides free early learning to children ages 0 – 3 years old and sets the foundation for early learning, development, and social-emotional skills. Like Head Start Programs for preschoolers, Early Head Start children also receive numerous health services ensuring good physical, dental, nutritional, and mental health. You may be eligible for Early Head Start for the full school day (typically 6 or more hours). Some Early Head Start programs also offer extended hours of care through publicly funded child care or private-pay child care services.
Public preschool is a preschool program offered by your school district, based on where you live. Districts offer different types of preschool options- some full day, some part day. Some are free to residents, and some have fees. You can contact the district directly or contact our Family Resource Navigators for more information about your specific preschool in your district.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) is Cuyahoga County’s award-winning program to help 3- to 5-year-olds access a high-quality prekindergarten program. UPK preschools meet a higher, gold standard of quality. Cuyahoga County provides scholarship assistance to families to send their preschooler to a UPK program.
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