Find Care

We recognize the need for families to have access to high quality early care and education.  We also know that figuring it all out can be a challenge.  Let coad4kids help you make the right choice for your family.  Our services are completely FREE and all information obtained is confidential.

Looking for child care? click here

For information on how to select a child care provider, click here.

For information about the different child care settings, click here.


Step Up to Quality

Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five–star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations. The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.

To see a list of COAD Region Star Rated Programs, click here.

Indicators of Quality

According to the Child Care Aware of America, there are six indicators of quality child care.  To learn more about these indicators of quality, click here.

coad4kids Videos

coad4kids has several short videos offering helpful tips to parents of young children.  To view all of our videos, go to our YouTube channel.


Looking for some easy and fun activities to do with your child by age level?  click here

Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked a lot of questions here at coad4kids.  Here are some of the more frequently asked questions and answers.  Remember, you can always give us a call at (800) 577-2276 to speak to one of our specialists who can answer your questions directly or contact us via e-mail.  Our services are always FREE!

Read Our Policies

Click Here to review the service delivery policies of coad4kids, a program of the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD).