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CCMPL 73 (SUTQ Guidance Documents)
Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 73
October 3, 2013
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Michael B. Colbert, Director
SUBJECT: New Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) Guidance Documents


The Office of Family Assistance modified the Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) program effective October, 2013 from a three-star rating system to a five-star rating system to implement grant requirements for the Early Learning Challenge Grant (ELCG).

Program Changes:

Due to the changes in Step Up To Quality (SUTQ), two new Guidance Documents have been developed, one for programs and one for Type A Homes. The documents each have three parts, parts I and II provide background and transition information about the five-star rating system. Part III contains details and requirements of the program standards, registration and verification process for each provider type. The documents also contain appendices that include research and checklists to assist programs in meeting the standards.

JFS 01275 "Guidance Document for Programs for Step Up To Quality (SUTQ)" contains the program standards for all programs licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education.

JFS 01274 "Guidance Document for Programs for Type A Homes for Step Up To Quality (SUTQ)" contains the program standards for licensed Type A Homes.

Please contact the Child Care Policy Helpdesk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4, if you have any questions.

Child Care Manual Appendix JFS 01275 (10/2013)
  JFS 01274 (10/2013)
CCM Procedure Letters CCMPL No. 73