Looking for quality daycare? Search our interactive database of more than 8,000 daycare providers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
We've expanded our daycare search to include childcare providers all across the tri-state. You can search by state, city, name or zip code to find a provider that fits your needs. Our list now includes ratings for the following state quality rating systems: (Indiana) Paths to Quality; (Kentucky) Stars for Kids Now; and (Ohio) Step Up to Quality. This data represents a snapshot in time and state licensure status is subject to change over time.
We retrieved licensure data from the state agencies that license daycares in the states of OH, IN and KY. Some states have also included additional daycare certifications from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC); the Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI); and the Council for Accreditation for Services to Families and Children (COA).
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To earn NAEYC Accreditation, programs must meet all 10 standards of excellence by successfully performing at least 80 percent of the criteria related to each standard.
1. Promote positive relationships
2. Curriculum that fosters all areas of child development
3. Effective teaching
4. Provide ongoing assessments
5. Promote nutrition and health
6. Employ and support qualified teachers
7. Collaborative relationships with each child’s family
8. Foster community relationships.
9. Safe and healthy physical environment
10. Strong leadership and management
For more detailed information about NAEYC Standards, click here:
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|•||Nat’l Assoc. of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies (NACCRA)|
|•||U.S.Administration for Children and Families|
|•||Child Care Aware|
|•||OH Dept. of Education – Early Learning Initiative (ELI)|
|•||Ohio Daycare Licensing Standards|
|•||Step Up To Quality|
|•||Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services|
|•||Kentucky Daycare Licensing Requirement|
|•||Stars for Kids Now|
|•||Indiana Daycare State Requirements|
|•||Indiana Family and Social Services Administration|
|•||Paths To Quality|