Our Work


The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides support to child and adult care institutions and family or group Child Care homes for the provision of nutritious foods.  Nutritious foods contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, as well as the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.

Early Learning Resources Ohio

Early Learning Resources Ohio is a subscriber-based web platform providing an extensive knowledge hub of tools focused on supporting the needs of early childhood education and care professionals.

Ohio Child Care Search

This online tool is a service to assist parents in search of quality Child Care that embraces best practices and standards, helping to ensure the wellness, safety and growth of their child.

Ohio Healthy Programs

OCCRRA created Ohio Healthy Programs in response to the growing concern surrounding childhood obesity at both state and national levels. The project serves all early care and education programs.

Ohio Professional Registry

The Ohio Professional Registry is the statewide centralized learning management system for early childhood and afterschool professionals. Join and be recognized for your experience, education, credentials and training as you advance in your career.

Policy Action Center

Take action on one of OCCRRA and Child Care Aware® of America’s campaigns to strengthen the quality of Child Care.

With your help we can work to improve the quality, affordability, and availability of child care so that all children can start school ready to learn. Subscribe to our bi-weekly legislative newsletter Capitol Connection!


OCCRRA creates reports to illustrate the statewide cost of care, workforce development, other various reports utilizing data from our professional workforce registry, training & technical assistance, and referral systems.

Specialists Networks

The CCR&R network of Technical Assistance Specialists assist programs on Step Up To Quality and care teaching practices and strategies for intentional quality of care in ECE and out of school time programs.

Workforce Development

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO is a compensation and retention program for Child Care professionals. Assistance is available for the cost of tuition, books, and related education expenses.