CCMPL 121 (Curriculum and Assessment Tool Request Form)
Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 121
October 11, 2018
TO: Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Curriculum and Assessment Tool Request Form


The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) purchased two evidence-based curriculums with assessments for eligible ODJFS and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) programs. For a program to be eligible to request a state-purchased curriculum and assessment, it must meet all the following requirements:

  • Be an ODJFS or an ODE licensed program with an active publicly funded child care provider agreement.
  • Have provided publicly funded child care (PFCC) services to at least one child within 90 days prior to the request date.
  • Not currently using a curriculum or not using curriculums purchased by the state for the age group for which you are making the request or not using either of the curriculum purchased by the state.
  • Be currently SUTQ rated or pursuing SUTQ as evidenced by a currently submitted registration for any star rating.

One of the following two curriculums, which include the assessment, can be requested and sent to your program:

  • The Creative Curriculum® and GOLD® Assessment

For more information regarding this assessment and curriculum, please visit:

  • HighScope’s COR-Advantage, HighScope’s Tender Care for Infants and Toddlers, or HighScope’s Essentials for Active Play in Preschool

For more information regarding this assessment and curriculum, please visit:

Both curriculums are available for infant, toddler, and preschool age groups. You may request one of each of the curriculum that match the age groups of children served in your program who are currently receiving PFCC.

New Policy

The JFS 01598 "Curriculum and Assessment Request for Step Up To Quality" is a new form that programs will complete and submit to to request a curriculum and/or assessment.  Assessment users will submit this form once every twelve months to renew the assessment.

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