Step Up To Quality Training is Back!
Calling all home- and center-based childcare providers located in Franklin County! Our no cost online Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) training is back!
Franklin County is committed to supporting early childhood providers and professionals, and is proud to offer SUTQ professional development classes online every Wednesday (6 - 8 p.m.) and Saturday (9 - 11 a.m.) throughout September and October. Participants will also have access to online office hours on Mondays and Fridays from 12 - 6 p.m. (by appointment only).
SUTQ is Ohio’s Star Rating System for licensed early learning and child care programs. Star-rated program staff (providers, administrators, lead/assistant, full and part-time teachers) are required to complete 20 hours of approved professional development every two years. This training helps program staff continue to develop school readiness skills, focus on family engagement, and strive for continuous improvement within their programs.
To learn more and register, CLICK HERE!
Why is a Star-Rating Important For Providers?
Being Star rated and staying Star rated is a sign for parents that your home or center:
✔️ IS HELD TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS WHEN CARING FOR THEIR CHILDREN
✔️ OFFERS A SAFE, CARING, AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN LEARN AND GROW
✔️ PROVIDES A FIRM FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN, NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE
✔️ HAS STAFF THAT CAN HELP THEIR CHILDREN DEVELOP VERBAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS AND PREPARE THEM FOR SCHOOL
✔️ GIVES ALL STAFF THE OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE
Want to learn more about Step Up To Quality? Check out the resources below.
Action for Children is the local child care resource and referral agency for Central Ohio, serving Columbus and Franklin County, as well as Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union Counties.
Future Ready Columbus serves as the backbone entity to organize, align and mobilize a variety of stakeholders and providers to create collective impact that benefits children, families, and ultimately, entire communities.
Ohio's governance and administrative structures have the authority and responsibility to oversee, implement and coordinate state–funded or state–administered early childhood programs and services for children and their families.