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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

The Inclusive Child Care Program (ICCP) Child Scholarship

The ICCP Child Scholarship is available for families who have been denied publicly funded child care (PFCC) due to being over income (over 145% FPL), are under 200% FPL, and attend an ICCP designated program. Children must have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Discover answers to your questions about the ICCP Child Scholarship:

  • The frequently asked questions (FAQs) will answer many of your questions.
  • Our easy to use flow chart will help you determine if you should apply.
  • The Federal Poverty Guidelines chart shows income eligibility requirements.
  • A step-by-step checklist provides a guide to submitting your application.

Learn More about the ICCP Child Scholarship

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