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 and verifications can be submited in person, via fax, emailed or mailed to:

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

Email Address:

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

You can also apply for publicly funded child care online by clicking this link below:

Use this link to apply online:



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

ODJFS Child Care Time, Attendance and
Payment (TAP) System

Parents/Caretakers of children who are eligible for publicly funded child care will use the TAP system to record their child’s attendance.  The caretaker or a person eligible to pick up or drop off children at a provider will use a tablet or their smart phone to record the children’s attendance. 

For more information regarding the TAP system, go to:

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



The Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services (SDJFS) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2021, at 9:00 am.
The public hearing will be a virtual meeting held on Microsoft TEAMS, by calling into 614-721-2972. The Phone Conference ID is: 521 803 939#. 
At that time oral comments will be accepted concerning the proposed Title XX Social Services Block Grant Profile. Written comments may be
dropped off in the drop box at the front of the SCDJFS Facility at 227 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365, no later than April 20th, 2021.
For more information contact Kimberly Arbogast, Business Administrator, by phone at (937) 497-2802. 

Due to COVID-19 Outbreak,
our Lobby is now Closed

Agency Services During
Covid-19 Outbreak

Cash Food & Medical Assistance
Applications and verifications
such as income, expenses and
other needed items may be returned by:

Fax:  937-498-7396
or mail: Shelby County Department
of Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio Avenue,Sidney, OH  45365

Child Support

Children's Services

Unemployment Benefits

Adult Protective Services now
has a 24-Hour online portal available
for reporting non-emergency cases
of suspected adult abuse, neglect, or
exploitation at this link:


COVID-19 Assistance Information

Shelby County Bridges Community Action Partnership has received funds to assist families affected by COVID-19.  This program starts November 2, 2020.   Funds can be used to pay back rent & mortgage and water & sewer bills. The funds are only available through the end of December.  Please call Shelby County Bridges CAP at 937-507-9341 to apply and for more information.

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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Mondays - 10:00AM

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Resume Writing Workshop

1:00PM to 3:00PM

Job Search Skills Workshop

1:00PM to 3:00PM


Employer Expectations Workshop

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
Interviewing Skills Workshop

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 


Basic Computer Skills Workshop




Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Local Job Postings

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Local Job Opportunities

To speak to a staff member
from OhioMeansJobs Shelby
County about your employment
needs call: 937-498-4981, ext. 2816
or contact us by email at: .

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May 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Norcold will be conducting open interviews at 600 S. Kuther Road, Sidney, Ohio.

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May 18, 20, & 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sidney Spherion is holding open interviews. Various positions are available. For more information, call 937.419.4200.

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Job Opportunities

for week of 5-10-2021

for week of 5-17-2021
ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M - F   7:30 am - 4 pm