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.
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
Early Learning Assessment is the formative assessment component of Ohio's
comprehensive early childhood assessment system called Ready For
Kindergarten. For information regarding the Early Learning Assessment,
please visit http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/Guidance-About-Kindergarten/Early-Learning-Assessment. The information includes implementation timelines,
required and optional users, professional development requirements, technology
updates and family resources.