When you’re ready to do your free child
care search, use the box above, or call us and we’ll help you! 800-577-2276


One of our child care specialists will talk with you and put together a search of our child care provider database based on your input. You’ll get the personal help you need to find the kind of child care options you’re looking for, and it’s free.

coad4kids is part of a statewide network of nonprofit child care resource and referral agencies serving 31 counties of eastern and southern Ohio We maintain a list of approximately 2000 child care programs including Head Start programs, public pre-schools, child care centers, family child care homes, school age programs, and infant care programs.


If you don’t live within our service area, we’ll direct you to the agency in your area that can help.


To request more information or to request referrals call us at 800-577-2276 or send us an email.


We have the help you need to find the child care you want!

Monday through Friday

8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


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Child care search basics

We do not endorse specific child care providers, but we’ll give you tools to help you make the best choice for your family. Check out the resources below. You’ll learn about the various kinds of child care situations and how to evaluate them when you visit. It’s all about helping you make the best choice for your child.

Types of child care
Four steps to selecting a child care provider
How to evaluate child care providers and settings
Step Up To Quality programs: star ratings for child care
Child care regulation in Ohio

6 indicators of quality child care
Accreditation: what does it mean for you and your child?
Frequently asked questions