CCMTL 96-A (SUTQ Now eff. 7/1/2009)
Child Care Manual Transmittal Letter No. 96-A
May 11, 2009
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Douglas E. Lumpkin, Director
SUBJECT: Effective Date Change for Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) Rules

The effective date for the Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rules is changing from April 30, 2009 to July 1, 2009 due to changes in requirements in the benchmarks programs must meet for participation in SUTQ.

The following rules will be effective on July 1, 2009; a separate transmittal letter will be issued with the revised copies of the rules prior to the effective date:

Rule 5101:2-17-01 Application and eligibility for Step Up To Quality (SUTQ)

Rule 5101:2-17-02 Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) Verification Visits

Rule 5101:2-17-03 Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) Appeals

The electronic version of the Child Care Manual is located at: The manual contains all rules, forms, transmittal letters and procedure letters that the department has issued for step up to quality. A current version of this manual should be utilized by all providers in all licensed child care centers, licensed type A homes and type B homes that are certified by the county Department of Job and Family Services. A current and updated copy of the manual should be accessible at all times to all providers.

Please contact the Help Desk for the Office for Children and Families at 1-866-886-3537, option 4 if you have any questions.

Transmittal Letters CCMTL No. 96-A