We care about families
We know that access to safe, reliable childcare is essential to families achieving and maintaining financial stability, and is a key element to Hancock County's overall workforce development.
And, of course, childcare is a benefit to children as they grow and develop socially, academically and emotionally.
We also recognize that quality childcare can be hard to come by. Many in-home providers have retired in recent years, forcing families onto waiting lists or requiring them to seek providers in neighboring towns. In some instances, parents have had to leave the workforce to stay home with their kids.
To that end, parents and leaders across Hancock County are seeking to create a community plan to address the shortage of providers and to apply for outside funding.
But first, we must understand and quantify current childcare needs in our community. We set out to examine the issue of childcare from the individual's perspective, as well as the that of employers, by creating a unique survey for each point of view. Nearly 600 parents, grandparents and prospective parents lent their voice, as did about 50 individuals representing HR professionals and business leadership.
Results from the summer 2023 survey will be posted here once their results are organized.
Hancock County childcare providers
Almost Home, Inc., 800 Canterbury Drive, Findlay
Almost Home Infant Care & Preschool, 801 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
Around the Clock, Inc., 20613 State Route 37, Mount Blanchard
Around the Clock II, 920 McManness Ave.
Bethel Christian Preschool, 4014 County Road 304, Ada
Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, Bluffton
Children's Corner South, 225 Park St., Findlay
Early Years Family Childcare Center LLC, 222 Center St., Findlay
Findlay Family YMCA, 231 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay
Good Hope Lutheran Shining Stars Christian Preschool, 300 S. Main St., Arlington
Immanuel Lutheran Preschool, 2300 Northridge Road, Findlay
Jack and Jill Preschool, 120 W. Sandusky St., Findlay
Marilyn's Lifelong Educational Center, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay
Owens Community College Early Learning Center, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay
Something Special Learning Center, Inc., 655 Fox Run Road, Suite J, Findlay
The Fostoria Early Childhood Center, 801 Kirk St., #1, Fostoria
TLC Preschool and Childcare, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay
Trinity Lutheran Child Development Center, 18974 State Route 12, Arcadia
Wesley Center, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria
Winfield Child Development Center Head Start, 545 Winfield Ave., Findlay
* This list is a work in progress. Click here to suggest an additional site.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF IN-HOME PROVIDERS.