Step Up To Quality

Step Up To Quality is the state’s voluntary star-rating program for child care and preschool. All programs licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services are eligible to apply for a Star Rating. Programs must meet quality benchmarks above and beyond basic licensing to earn a Star Rating.

Informational Brochure

ReadySetSoar has partnered with 4C For Children and Mini University to offer extra support to programs working on a Star Rating. Thanks to these collaborative efforts, the community has increased the number of Star Rated programs. For more information on the programs please contact Robyn Lightcap.

To search for Star Rated child care using the state’s database:

For help finding a quality preschool or child care, contact 4C for Children at or 1-800-256-1296.