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.

There are five star rating levels:

For more information, download the Step Up to Quality brochure.


Visit the following links to see our Star Rated Programs and find Child Care to fit your needs:

Star Rated Programs in the COAD region

Online Child Care search

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