To: All Ohio Department of Education-Licensed Preschool and School-Age Child Care Providers
From: Wendy Grove, PhD, Director, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
Date: June 9, 2020
RE: Reopening of Ohio Department of Education Preschool and School-Age Child Care Programs—Update
This letter serves as an update to the May 31, 2020 notification
of the option to reopen Ohio Department of Education-licensed preschool and school-age child care programs. Today, the State Board of Education adopted emergency rules that were necessary for programs to operate within the health and safety guidelines in the May 29, 2020 Director of Health Order
that reopens facilities providing child care services. Also, today, Governor DeWine signed Executive Order 2020-22D allowing Ohio Department of Education-licensed programs to reopen under the emergency rules adopted by the State Board of Education.
Ohio Department of Education-licensed preschool
programs may reopen as long as they operate in accordance with the emergency rule linked below in addition to the existing preschool licensing rules:
Ohio Department of Education-licensed school-age child care
programs may reopen as long as they operate in accordance with the emergency rule linked below in addition to the existing school-age child care licensing rules:
Existing School-Age Child Care rules
Emergency rule (3301-32-06.1
) and link to rule 5101:2-12-02.2
Schools or other educational settings considering opening a preschool or school-age child care program for the first time must follow these steps required
to become licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness in considering reopening. Visit the Ohio Department of Education’s webpage
for updated resources on reopening and reach out to the team of licensing specialists
with any questions.