A crucial milestone for Ohio’s children is quickly approaching: the July 1, 2020, Step Up To Quality deadline. If you are a child care and early learning provider who accepts public funding you are required to have at least one star by this date, representing the quality you already provide to children.

Every child matters to us, so everything we do before July 1, 2020 matters, too. Action for Children is working to help you attain, maintain, and increase your SUTQ rating.

Our Progress So Far:

Action for Children is actively working to engage with every provider in Central Ohio that accepts public funding for children in their care. Our Service Delivery Area (SDA 9) includes Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties.


Rated (578 programs)

Unrated, registration submitted and awaiting review (70)

Unrated, actively engaged and working toward registration (139)

Unrated, other (100)

Unrated, ineligible/closed or exempt (39)

Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, 9.23.19

Planning: How We Can Help You

This work is funded by the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, The Columbus Foundation, the City of Columbus, and PNC Bank. We also partner with other organizations, including Future Ready Columbus, who strengthen our efforts.