Get Star Rated


Step Up To Quality 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 preschool licensing and school age child care licensing health and safety regulations.

Step Up To Quality program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.

To learn more about Step Up to Quality, here is A Guide for Child Care Providers from the Department of Job and Family Services.

You can also watch this coad4kids video as two of COAD’s specialists discuss the process of starting SUTQ, requirements to participate in SUTQ, why it is an important step for you to take for your business, and how coad4kids can help you every step of the way!


To get started with Step Up to Quality, click here and one of our specialists will get in touch with you.