Ohio State University Child Care Program

The Ohio State University Child Care Program provides quality developmentally appropriate early education for the children of university students, faculty and staff. Ohio State is proud to offer this program as a department of the Office of Human Resources.

As an active and integral program of the university community, the Child Care Program also supports Ohio State’s academic mission through learning opportunities for Ohio State students and faculty. Academic activities may include research, class projects, observations and field placement.

Serving the youngest Buckeyes – and their families

Two young kinds and a teacher play with play dohRead how the Child Care Program teachers bring their own heartfelt approaches to early education within the program’s curriculum.

Parents also share what they love about the program and how it has supported them and their families.

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NAEYC Accredited logoThe Child Care Program is licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Both of the OSU Child Care Program’s facilities are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This prestigious recognition has been achieved by less than 10% of early childhood programs nationwide. NAEYC accreditation is a rigorous, voluntary process by which early childhood programs demonstrate that they meet national standards of excellence.

Campus Campaign Fund

The Child Care Program Staff Development Fund (#309083) supports professional development and continuing education for our staff. Contribute Now!

Non-Discrimination Statement

In the operation of this program, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, age, origin, or handicap. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should immediately write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.