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The Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association, the thought-leading network of highly functioning Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, will be the “go-to”, collaborative resource for quality child and youth learning and development systems.

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Our Work

Incorporated in 1989, The Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA) and the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) network is a proven high functioning public-private partnership.

OCCRRA serves the state of Ohio as the premiere workforce registry and learning management system for early care and learning, school-age, and child serving programs and professionals. OCCRRA creates and implements professional development and technical assistance programs, products, and services for statewide delivery by levering state investments in our regional child care resource and referral member agencies.

Early Care and Education Access Grants


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Grant Update: Scoring is complete and the system notifications have been sent.  Of the 3,600 programs that applied, 421 programs have been awarded Access Grants.  If your program was awarded a grant, the system notification will explain which grant and the amount.  If your program was not approved, the status and notification will read “Grant Application – Unable to Verify for license number – ######.”





New Mobile Responsive OPR

The Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) is getting some exciting new updates! Starting September 1st, the OPR will become mobile responsive. A new look and feel of the OPR will be launched in conjunction with this update. Follow the link below for more information.

View more about this exciting update!

Scholarships and Wage Supplements Available

OCCRRA is proud to support Ohio’s early care and learning, school-age, and child serving programs and professionals with workforce development scholarships and wage supplements such as T.E.A.C.H. Ohio and POWER Ohio.

Learn more about scholarships and wage supplement opportunities

Resource & Referral Member Agencies

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1018 Jefferson Avenue
Toleo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 241-3235
Fax: (419) 255-5752

Serving Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams and Wood Counties

SDA 2 – Child Care Resource Center – Main Office

5350 Oberlin Ave.
Lorain, OH 44053-3483
Phone: (440) 242-0413

Serving Erie, Huron, Lorain, Sandusky and Seneca Counties


6001 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Phone: (216) 575-0061
Toll Free: (800) 880-0971

Serving Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake Counties

SDA 4 – Early Childhood Resource Center

1718 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: (330) 491-3272
Toll Free: (877) 691-8521

Serving Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Trumbull Counties

SDA 5 – Corporation for Appalachian Development (COAD) Child Care Resource Network
East Central Ohio Office

1260 Monroe St NW, Suite 39S
P.O. Box 6215
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: (330) 364-8882
Fax: (330) 602-7569

Serving Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties

SDA 6 – 4C for Children
Central Office and Southwest Ohio Regional Office

2100 Sherman Avenue, #300
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Phone: (513) 221-0033
Toll Free: (800) 256-1296
Fax: (513) 221-0393

Serving Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren Counties


YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral
608 W. High Street
Lima, OH 45801
Phone: (419) 241-3235
Fax: (419) 255-5752

Serving Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot Counties

SDA 8 – 4C for Children

Miami Valley Regional Office
2213 Arbor Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45439

Serving Champaign, Clark, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby Counties

SDA 9 – Action for Children

78 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 224-0222
Fax: (614) 224-5437

Serving Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union Counties

SDA 10 – Corporation for Appalachian Development (COAD) Child Care Resource Network
Southeast Ohio Office

110 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: (740) 373-6996
Fax: (740) v373-6829

Serving Athens, Belmont, Guernsey, Hocking, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry and Washington Counties

SDA 11 – Corporation for Appalachian Development (COAD) Child Care Resource Network
Southern Ohio Office

191 Seif Road
Piketon, OH 45661
Phone: (740) 789-8800
Toll Free: (800) 577-2276
Fax: (740) 353-1797

Serving Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton Counties


800 Park Ave West, Suite 100
Mansfield, OH 44096
Phone: (419) 775-5179
Fax: (419) 709-9193

Serving Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland Counties

Proudly Partnering With These State Agencies


  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services