For Employers: Miami Valley Child Care Resource Guide

You hear it every day. Many job applicants can’t take jobs because they can’t afford child care. Full-time child care can cost over $200/week, so working doesn’t pay for many part-time and low-wage workers. This issue is one of the factors causing a labor shortage in the Miami Valley.

So what can employers do? Thankfully, our region has many resources available to parents and caretakers. Below is a list of child care solutions for you and your employees.

4C for Children

937-220-9660 Ext. 1330

4C for Children is an organization which helps Miami Valley families find quality and affordable child care. It’s also a resource for child care subsidies for low-income families.


Preschool Promise

937-329-2700 – Call or Text

Preschool Promise works with 100 different preschools in the area to help Montgomery County families with a 4-year-old find and afford quality Preschool. Preschool Promise has partners in Dayton, Jefferson Twp., Kettering, Mad River, Northridge, Trotwood-Madison, and West Carrollton. Tuition assistance may be available.


Miami Valley Child Development Centers


MVCDC helps families experiencing poverty get free child care. To be eligible, families must earn 100% of the Federal Poverty Level or less. Once a family qualifies, they do not necessarily lose benefits as their income increases.


Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services

MCDJF administers Ohio’s Publicly Funded Child Care assistance. Families earning under 130% of the Federal Poverty Level can receive financial help to afford child care for children under 18.