CCMPL 148-A (Revised Child Care SUTQ Curriculum and Assessment Tool Request Form)
Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 148-A
February 3, 2022
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Matt Damschroder, Director
SUBJECT: Revised Child Care SUTQ Curriculum and Assessment Tool Request Form

This letter replaces Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 148.  Information about who is eligible to receive curriculum and assessments was omitted from the first letter.


The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has revised our Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) curriculum offerings 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 be currently using a curriculum or not using curricula purchased by the state for the age group for which you are making the request
  • Be currently SUTQ rated or pursuing SUTQ as evidenced by a currently submitted registration for any star rating

The following curriculum, which includes 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:

The curriculum is 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.


JFS 01598 "Curriculum and Assessment Request For Step Up To Quality" was revised to collect more information about the program and owner. References to HighScope curriculum was removed. The Teaching Strategies curriculum and assessments continue to be offered.

Newly revised rules no longer display a revision date in the e-manual. The most recent version of all ODJFS forms can be accessed through Forms Central. Programs should begin to use the revised forms as of the date of this procedure letter.


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