coad4kids is a program of the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development. Helping parents choose child care and training individuals to open and operate a child care business is our work. Since 1993, we have been the Appalachian region’s information hub for child care and education services for children.

coad4kids is a child care resource and referral agency serving clients of all income levels. Our child care referrals are free within the 31 counties of Ohio which we serve. We maintain a list of child care programs, including Head Start Programs, public pre-schools, child care centers, family child care homes, school age programs, and infant care programs. coad4kids is part of a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, so if you live outside our service area call us and we can direct you to an agency near you.


You can contact us at 800-577-2276


Child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&R) help ensure that families in 99 percent of all populated ZIP codes in the United States have access to high-quality, affordable child care. To achieve that goal, we lead projects to increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.

Our child care referral services were the first in Ohio to be nationally recognized as ‘Quality Assured’ by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA).

coad4kids is funded primarily through the Federal Child Care Development Block Grant via the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. Special projects have been funded by Ohio University and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Additional funding is received through contracts with County Departments of Job & Family Services and local Head Start Programs.