What is Step Up to Quality?

Step Up to Quality is Ohio’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System for Childcare Centers!

Step Up to Quality was created by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to rate the quality of childcare centers. One-fourth of Ohio’s population is made up of children, making it vital to monitor the quality and standards of the programs children are involved in.


The Step Up to Quality program requires administrators and lead teachers to have higher education qualifications as well as more than 20 hours of specialized training every two years. This helps ensure that your child receives the best care!

Classrooms are required to include individualized experiences for each child. To support this, Step Up to Quality centers have lower staff to child ratios than typical childcare centers.

Performing continuous student assessments throughout the year means that it is easier to track your child’s progress and set goals that your center can help your child achieve!

New Adventures is Proud to be a Step Up to Quality Center! 

We take your child’s education seriously and want to give them the best care and educational options available. We are proud to offer you and your child the peace of mind that comes with knowing we exceed the health, safety, and educational standards required by the state of Ohio!

[Data from http://www.earlychildhoodohio.org/sutq.stm and http://usa.childcareaware.org/]

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