We care about families
We know that access to safe, reliable childcare is essential to families achieving and maintaining financial stability, and is a key element to Hancock County's overall workforce development.
And, of course, childcare is a benefit to children as they grow and develop socially, academically and emotionally.
We also recognize that quality childcare can be hard to come by. Many in-home providers have retired in recent years, forcing families onto waiting lists or requiring them to seek providers in neighboring towns. In some instances, parents have had to leave the workforce to stay home with their kids.
To that end, parents and leaders across Hancock County are seeking to create a community plan to address the shortage of providers and to apply for outside funding.
But first, we need to understand and quantify current childcare needs in our community. We'd like to examine the issue of childcare from the individual's perspective, as well as the that of employers. Please take the survey below that best matches your point of view.
Take the Hancock County Childcare Survey
Your input matters!
Please join parents, grandparents, HR professionals, business leadership and other community leaders working to create childcare solutions that work for everybody. And feel free to share these surveys widely so we can understand the entire scope of childcare needs in Hancock County.
The above surveys are brought to you by a collective effort of Blanchard Valley Healthy System, Hancock County Job & Family Services, Findlay Family YMCA, Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and United Way of Hancock County.
Survey results and options to join community childcare solutions groups will be shared to this page by late summer 2023.
Hancock County childcare providers
Almost Home, Inc., 800 Canterbury Drive, Findlay
Almost Home Infant Care & Preschool, 801 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
Around the Clock, Inc., 20613 State Route 37, Mount Blanchard
Around the Clock II, 920 McManness Ave.
Bethel Christian Preschool, 4014 County Road 304, Ada
Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, Bluffton
Children's Corner South, 225 Park St., Findlay
Early Years Family Childcare Center LLC, 222 Center St., Findlay
Findlay Family YMCA, 231 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay
Good Hope Lutheran Shining Stars Christian Preschool, 300 S. Main St., Arlington
Immanuel Lutheran Preschool, 2300 Northridge Road, Findlay
Jack and Jill Preschool, 120 W. Sandusky St., Findlay
Marilyn's Lifelong Educational Center, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay
Owens Community College Early Learning Center, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay
Something Special Learning Center, Inc., 655 Fox Run Road, Suite J, Findlay
The Fostoria Early Childhood Center, 801 Kirk St., #1, Fostoria
TLC Preschool and Childcare, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay
Trinity Lutheran Child Development Center, 18974 State Route 12, Arcadia
Wesley Center, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria
Winfield Child Development Center Head Start, 545 Winfield Ave., Findlay
* This list is a work in progress. Click here to suggest an additional site.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF IN-HOME PROVIDERS.
Resources for Employers
Print and display this poster in your workplace to help gather input.
If you would like your employee data segmented, as to compare with how the rest of the community responded, please email United Way of Hancock County CEO Angela DeBoskey at email@example.com.