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.
For qualifying families, child care and financial resources are available through Stark County Job & Family Services. Based on your family’s individual needs, this child care assistance program gives you the flexibility to choose a child care center, at-home services or care from another qualified adult.
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:
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.