Start your Step Up To Quality Journey Today!

Action for Children provides FREE onsite Technical Assistance (TA) to centers and family child care providers working to obtain and maintain a Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) rating. SUTQ is Ohio’s 5 Star Quality Rating system that recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations. Check out our FAQ for more info!

Action for Children’s Team Will:

  • Meet you where you are (both location and needs)
  • Help you to keep the families already in your care who are utilizing publicly funded child care assistance
  • Create a customized plan to meet your goals
  • Speak to the Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services Licensing Specialists on your behalf

Get started right away by using our SUTQ One Star tool to track your progress. Still have questions? Please contact our team:
Phone (614) 224-0222, ext. 157

DID YOU KNOW? You could be paid more for the work you already do! Providers who accept publicly funded child care earn additional payment increases for each star rating that they earn!

“The process is less overwhelming with their guidance”
– Angela Oplinger, Michell’s Academy

“Having the support from AFC’s TA staff is priceless. I would not have been as confident in applying for SUTQ nor equipped to go through the process without the support from my TA’s!”
– Misty Norman, Heavenly Kids Child Care