Child Care Program Information
Parents / Caretakers

Child care assistance is available to families during hours of employment and/or training.  Eligibility is based on the family's monthly gross income and family size.  Co-payments are determined according to income and family size.  Costs above the family's co-payments are paid by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Child care services are available 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift.  Parents choose who will be caring for their child.  Options include a licensed child care center or a licensed child care provider.

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Child Care Provider Caretaker Program

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Child Care Provider Caretaker Program

Eligibility is based on income, family size and participation in a qualifying activity.  A qualifying activity includes employment and training.  An application will need to be completed and verification will need to be provided. 

Applications can be obtained at the front desk of the Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services.  Applications can also be obtained by calling 937-498-4981, select option 5, then option 5, and then option 1 to request an application via mail.  The application is also available online at:

Completed applications can be submited in person, via fax, or mailed to:

Shelby Co Department of Job and Family Services
227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio  45365
Fax Number: 937-498-7396

In person application submissions are accepted
M, W, TH, F, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Choosing Child Care
A list of licensed providers is available at the front desk of Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services.  Or call


Select option 5, then option 5, and option 1
to request that a copy be mailed to you. 

Step Up to Quality Rated Providers
Step Up to Quality is a rating system developed by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Education to improve the quality of early care and education programs in Ohio.   Programs receive star ratings based on meeting established criteria.  For more information about Step Up to Quality go to

Swipe Cards
Parents/Caretakers of children who use publicly funded child care use a swipe card to record their child’s attendance where child care services are provided.  Call 1-888-796-4322 to activate or replace a lost card.  For more information about the swipe card or how to use it, go to:

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Child Care Swipe Card

General Information
For more information about childcare in Ohio, go to

For more information about the child care assistance program, please call


Select option 5 and then option 1


Employment Workshops

OhioMeansJobs Shelby County
offers free employment workshops.
Workshop participants have the
opportunity to improve their job
seeking skills to aid in finding a
new job or to brush up on skills
to retain a job once they are working.
Workshops are taught by instructors
from Upper Valley Career Center and

To register for a workshop, call
OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at
937-498-4981 Extension 2816

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Government Shutdown
Effects on SNAP
(Food Assistance)

As a result of the February SNAP benefit being issued early due to the partial Federal shutdown that ended January 25th, Ohio is adjusting the March benefit issuance schedule. Eligible families will receive half of their March benefit on February 22, 2019, and the rest of the benefits will be issued on the normal March issuance date.





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Resume Writing Workshop

April 3, May 1,
& June 5

1:00PM to 3:00PM


Job Search Skills Workshop

March 20, April 17,
May 15, & June 19


1:00PM to 3:00PM


Employer Expectations Workshop

March 27, April 24,
May 22, & June 26


1:00PM to 3:00PM

Interviewing Skills Workshop

April 10, May 8,
& June 12


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 


Basic Computer Skills Workshop

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March 26, & April 4


1:30 PM to 3:30 PM 




Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Local Job Postings

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March 25, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Resource MFG will be conducting
open interviews at OhioMeansJobs
Shelby County, 227 S. Ohio Avenue,
Sidney, Ohio.


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March 27, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Plastipak will be conducting a
Career Fair at the Family Life
Center, 310 Davis Street, Jackson
Center, Ohio.  Please bring your
resume or a copy of your work


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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M, W, TH, F - 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays - 7:30 am - 6 pm