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Assistance is provided to subsidize the cost of child care to eligible families with children under age 12 whose parent/caretaker(s) are employed, attending school or cooperating with their self sufficiency contract.  Over 70 licensed child care centers in Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga and Cuyahoga counties are under contract with this Department for the purpose of providing subsidized child care.  Additionally the Department certifies professional home care providers and parent/provider inspected homes.

 To apply for child care, please visit