Child Care Resources

University options

The university launched new three initiatives to assist families facing fall child care challenges: (1) support for child care costs; (2) workload flexibility for staff and faculty; and (3) limited campus child care by appointment. More information can be found in the December 22 email.  Additionally, with supervisor approval, staff can take an unpaid Convenience Leave up to twelve (12) weeks and retain their position, should the workload flexibility not work with their schedules.

Impact Solutions

Impact Solutions can offer information and referrals to community and nationwide services (day care centers, family day care home providers, in-home providers, summer programs, etc.). Just call 1-800-227-6007 and ask for a Work/Life specialist.  Additional information on the service and resources are found here.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Parents looking for childcare providers that have been approved for Pandemic Child Care can conduct a map-based search of approved programs here.

Start Smart Northeast Ohio

For those looking for information about K-12 students this fall, Start Smart Northeast Ohio's resources are here

Mandel JCC of Cleveland

The new School Days at The J program starts September 8, 2020. Call them at 216/593-6249.  Information and the registration form are here. 


The YMCA has COVID-19 emergency child care services for essential employees.  Please visit their site here for more information.

Sweet Kiddles 

Sweet Kiddles offers various flexible childcare options based here in University Circle on Circle Drive.  Information on rates and hours on their website.

OndeCare and

Ondecare offers background checked professional caregivers you can hire for in your home. More information can be found here. offers of an array of services that enable families to find, manage and pay for care and provide employment opportunities for caregivers. More information can be found here.

Beachwood KinderCare

Beachwood KinderCare offers programs for ages 6 weeks to 12 years and includes distance learning for elementary school kids, K-6.  Please visit their site here.

Right At School Roxboro Elementary

Currently offering before and after school programs.  Contact Michelle at 216-218-5903 for up to date information.

The Settlement Preschool

Traditional pre-school and kindergarten programs.  Virtual tours available. More information here.  Coronavirus updates and information are here.

Cleveland Montessori School

Located in Cleveland's Little Italy.  Visit their website for more information.