Step Up to Quality

Research shows that high quality Early Care and Education for children during their first five years results in their later successes in both school and in life. Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) is Ohio’s 5-star quality rating system that recognizes the high quality in Early Care and Education programs achieved when programs go above and beyond the licensing requirements. Action for Children provides Technical Assistance to programs and providers working toward achieving and maintaining star-ratings. To learn more about SUTQ please visit

To learn more about Technical Assistance from Action for Children, please contact the Step Up to Quality Coordinator at 614.224.0222, ext. 157, or email Brittany Jackson.