If you want to provide child care services to families that are eligible for the publicly-funded child care program, you must be licensed. If you want to care for children not participating in this program, there is no need to become licensed.
Only applications for Type B Homes can be submitted through Richland County Job & Family Services (RCJFS). Richland County Job & Family Services will review the application, make a recommendation to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for licensure, and inspect for ongoing compliance with licensure rules.
Please review the following information to ensure you can meet the requirements before completing the application at the bottom.
Type B Home Providers are licensed to accept up to six children (of which three may be under 2 years old).
To become a Type B provider you must:
If you have a child between the ages of 12 and 17 who has been convicted of a violent crime or any other disqualifying criminal offenses (a list is available from Richland County Job & Family Services).
For a complete list of the rules Type B home providers must be aware of, please review the ODJFS Rules/Resources for Licensed Type B Home Providers.
As a licensed Type B child care provider you are:
Your income will vary depending on the number of children in your care. You may accept private-paying children as long as you report these children to Richland County Job and Family Services and abide by the state and county rules and regulations.
To learn more about how to become a Type B Home Provider, or to apply, please review Applying to Become a Type B Home Child Care Provider
You can return the packet either in person or by mail to:
Richland County Job & Family Services
171 Park Avenue East
Mansfield, OH 44902
To help assure quality child care for families, Richland County Job & Family Services can License providers who care for up to six (of which 3 may be under 2 years old). If you want to provide child care services to families that are eligible for the state subsidized child care program, you must be licensed by the County.
Licensed Type B Home Providers must: