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All of Ohio’s children should have access to high-quality and inclusive early care and education.

Ohio PROMISE is a new statewide initiative that will Promote Resources, Opportunities, and Meaningful Inclusion through Support and Education. Ohio PROMISE is committed to quality early care and education and support services for children with special needs.

Find Inclusive Child Care

How do I find an inclusive child care program?


Go to ChildCareSearch.Ohio.Gov and use the filters to find a provider in your area who fits your needs.


Select the Inclusive Child Care Program (ICCP) checkbox under “Designations.”



Select “Search” to see your results!

Learn More about the ICCP Designation

Financial Support

Child Care Choice Program Voucher

The voucher is available for families who are over income for the state’s Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) and whose gross monthly income is at or below 146% - 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). This voucher program is part of a larger initiative focused on increasing access to quality child care and financial support services for families towards child care costs.

Discover answers to your questions about the Child Care Choice Program Voucher:

  • The frequently asked questions (FAQs) will answer many of your questions.
  • The Federal Poverty Guidelines chart shows income eligibility requirements.
  • Contact information is provided for any additional questions you may have.

Learn More about the Child Care Choice Program Voucher

The Publicly Funded Child Care Enhanced Rate

This short tutorial video will walk both providers and families through completing “Request for Payment Rate for Special Needs Child Care” form. This form is necessary to apply for the publicly funded child care enhanced rate.

Watch the Enhanced Rate Tutorial Video

Download the Form

For Professionals

Are you a professional looking for more information about ICCP Program Designation?

Learn more about the Ohio Dept. of Children and Youth Ohio PROMISE Professional Development and Program Designation.

Talk to Someone

Child Care Policy Help Desk
Phone: 1-877-302-2347, option 4

Early Childhood Inclusion Center of Excellence
Information Request Form

Additional Resources