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Step Up To Quality Overview

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. All registrations must be completed and submitted using the Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System (OCLQS). OCLQS can be accessed by clicking on the blue button on the left.

To learn more about SUTQ, please review our overview and family child care overview.