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Step Up To Quality - Ohio's Voluntary Quality Rating System

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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.

Rated programs are able to register for a renewal or an increase to their rating and unrated programs are able to register for an initial rating.
 Registrations are submitted using the Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System (OCLQS). OCLQS can be accessed by clicking the button below. 

  

For more information regarding the new Step Up To Quality system and Early Learning Challenge Grant, please visit the Early Childhood Ohio website at www.earlychildhoodohio.org.

For more information, please click the following links below:

Information for Providers   Information for Families
 General Information  General Information
  Policies and Procedures   Brochures
  Specialized Training   Fact Sheets
  Serious Risk Noncompliances   Search for Child Care and View Inspection Reports
  Who to Call   

All registrations must be completed and submitted using the 

 the Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System (OCLQS)

OCLQS can be accessed by clicking the button below.

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