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Child Care (Residential)

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health conducts inspections for Type B (6 or less children) home day care providers who receive assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The inspections are required by the Ohio Department of Education - Division of Child Nutrition Services.  Inspection reports must be completed by the local health department and fire department on an annual basis to remain in the program.

All other child care, pre-school and school-aged child care facilities are licensed and inspected by either the Ohio Department of Education or the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

You can click on this link to download a Residential Child Care Inspection Application.  Fill out the application and forward it, along with the appropriate fee, to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.  Upon receiving the application and fee, a sanitarian will contact the provider to schedule an appointment  to conduct  an inspection. A comprehensive home health inspection will be completed, and the provider will be given any relevant public health information on childcare food safety, disease prevention, and other services. The provider will also be given a copy of the report form after the inspection is completed.

Childcare Resources and Links

American Red Cross
Cleveland Poison Control Center
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - The CPSC provides a listing of recalled items due to lead-based paint, safety issues, or other defects that may cause injury.
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Starting Point
U.S. Department of Agriculture (Food Assistance Information)

Brochures and Printed Materials

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health offers downloadable fact sheets on topics of interest to child care providers:

Accidental Poisonings
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Mold and Moisture 


Contact Information:

Matt Johnson, RS, MPH
Program Manager
216-201-2000 ext 1238
mjohnson@ccbh.net