Find local resources, organizations and public assistance programs dedicated to making reliable, safe and affordable child care accessible to all families in Stark County. Child care assistance helps to pay a portion of your child care costs, so you can continue to work and support your family.
The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) promotes healthy development through family strengthening and early education resources:
Complete and submit the application for child care benefits to Stark County Job & Family Services, or call (330) 451-8155 to get started. All pages, including blank pages, must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Please note, it may take up to 30 days to process your request, and incomplete applications will create additional delays. Caretakers who are denied assistance have the right to re-apply.
During the application process, you will be required to verify all sources of income for the members of your family. Acceptable verification documents include:
View all application instructions from Stark County Job & Family Services.
Families that receive publicly-funded child care are required to submit, in writing, any changes in the following:
After the initial 12 months of eligibility, families will be required to complete a yearly review to continue receiving child care benefits. View all rules and requirements from Stark County Job & Family Services.