Childcare Resources

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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

Licensed Type A

Family Childcare Home, 7-12 children (or 4-12 children if 4 children are under age 2)

Diaz Daycare, 207 Grape St., Fostoria

Licensed Type B

Family Childcare Home, 1-6 children cared for in the provider's personal home

Joylynn Baxter, 600 Sixth St., Findlay, 567-208-9709

Kim A. Rice, 516 E. Foulk, Findlay, 419-348-7168

Sabrina Kay, 623 E. Lincoln St., Findlay, 419-788-2240

Nicole L. Trinko, 127 Recor, Findlay, 765-725-0066

Sarah E. Wallen, 1299 1st St., Findlay, 419-420-5220

Christine Warner (Our Turn to Serve), 11885 County Road 12, Rawson, 419-722-9258

Licensed Type C

Licensed Childcare Center, 7 or more children at one time

Almost Home, Inc., 800 Canterbury Drive, Findlay

Almost Home, Infant Care, 801 E. Lincoln St., Findlay

Around the Clock, Inc., 20613 State Route 37, Mount Blanchard

Around the Clock II, 920 McManness Ave.

Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, Bluffton

Children's Corner South, 2125 Park St., Findlay

Early Years Family Childcare Center LLC, 222 Center St., Findlay

Findlay YMCA Child Development Center, 231 E. Lincoln St., Findlay

The Fostoria Early Childhood Center, 801 Kirk St., #1, Fostoria

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

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

Wonderland Enrichment Center, 154 W. Center St., Fostoria

Additional Resources

For more information on local services, visit Hancock Helps.

In addition, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) offers financial assistance to eligible parents looking to cover child care costs. ODJFS and county agencies are responsible for licensing and inspecting all childcare settings in Ohio. Visit Find Quality Rated Early Care and Education | Ohio Child Care Search and Child Care | Job and Family Services ( for more details.