Your child is enrolled or you may be considering enrolling your child in an early care and education program whose level of quality exceeds Ohio’s child care licensing standards.

High quality early care and education settings are important because early experiences last a lifetime. Your child has 1,892 days from the day they are born until they enter kindergarten. What happens on this journey lays the foundation for their school and life success.

A Step Up To Quality One Star rated program means that your child is in a program with:

    One Star Programs

    • Administrators and teachers
    show a commitment to increasing
    professional knowledge and skills
    by receiving 20 hours of specialized
    training every two years.

    • Teachers become familiar with
    the Ohio Early Learning and
    Development Standards to support
    children’s development and learning.

    • Programs begin building
    relationships with families and
    communities which support
    children’s progress and well-being.