Since 1977, the Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals, Inc. has been servicing Ohio’s professionals working with children, youth and families in a variety of educational, treatment, and community settings.  As the nation’s oldest active child and youth care professional association, OACYCP has been a recognized leader in the field.

In the 1980s, OACYCP was one of the first professional organizations offer certification to child and youth care practitioners.  OACYCP members and leadership were active in the development of the Basic Course for Child and Youth Care Workers, one of the first published training programs for child and youth care staff.  Its leadership was active in the creation of the group that would become the Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals, Inc. with several of its members holding office positions with ACYCP.

In the 1990s and 2000s its board and members were actively involved in the creation of the Child and Youth Care Certification Board.  CYCCB now certifies child and youth care professionals in both the US and Canada.

Being a member allows you to support an organization that has been a leader in developing services and advocating for the professionals that serve children and youth within a variety of professional settings.

Join us today by following the link to our application.  Use the following Word Document:  OACYCP Membership Application

For additional information, contact us at

Please mail the application and a check for the applicable amount (payable to OACYCP) to:

Ohio Association of Child & Youth Care Professionals, Inc.
2411 Seaman Street
Toledo, Ohio   43605

Or you may pay for your membership with credit card or linked checking through PayPal paypal:

  • Two Year Membership: $25.00
  • Five Year Membership: $50.00