Are you looking for an early education and child care program for your family in Central Ohio? The Ohio State University Child Care Program is a great choice for parents who want to provide their children with quality care. This program is accredited and participates in the Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) initiative, which offers additional payments for providers. The payment covers the time a school-age child spends on remote learning, including the remote part of a hybrid school model, while in daycare. The Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation recognizes early childhood education as a “pivotal job” in Ohio, but unfortunately, early childhood education professionals are underpaid and undervalued.
Payment for services provided during hours when a child is under guardianship in another program funded by the federal or state government (including Head Start, Early Head Start, or the early childhood education program) may also be included. Home assistants from participating counties may be paid an improved hourly rate of thirteen dollars for forty or fewer hours a week when at least one child qualifies for child care with special needs or when at least one child needs care during a non-traditional schedule. However, the payment does not include the time the child participates in instructional services that replace or duplicate the academic program of any school.