The Ohio Departments of Education and Job and Family Services has announced the implementation of the revised 5–Star Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s quality rating and improvement system for licensed learning and development programs. Step Up To Quality recognizes learning and development programs that exceed licensing health and safety standards. Supports are available to assist programs in achieving and maintaining a Star Rating.
As of October 1, 2013, rated programs can apply for an increase to their rating in the new 5–Star Step Up To Quality system. By mid–October, unrated programs will be able to submit an initial registration. All registrations will be completed and submitted using the Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System (OCLQS).
For more information, visit www.earlychildhoodohio.org