Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) is the rating and improvement system that Little Wonders Child Care Center operates under.
The Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association describes SUTQ as “a voluntary five–star quality rating system administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) that recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality benchmarks over and above minimum health and safety licensing standards. The steps are based on national research identifying the program standards that lead to improved outcomes for children.
These standards include: low child to staff ratios, smaller group size, higher staff education, on–going specialized training, improved workplace characteristics, and learning standards.”
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(Taken from http://www.occrra.org/sutq/index.php)