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New Child Licensing and Quality Rating System launches on Jan. 30


Preschool and school-age child care programs that the Ohio Department of Education oversees will use a new program licensing and quality-rating system beginning on Monday, Jan. 30.  The New Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System (OCLQS) will replace the current OCLQS Step Up To Quality rating and program-licensing system.
The new system allows external program users to control and maintain who in their organization has access. See the OCLQS Rollout Announcement for details. To be ready for the Jan. 30 launch, please set up roles now in OEDS for those in your district or school who will need access to the system. Click here for instructions on assigning new SUTQ and Licensing roles in OEDS. All current SUTQ system users have been defaulted to Preschool - Step Up To Quality access. If different access is required, your local OEDS administrator can change roles.
For general questions regarding the new system or setting OEDS roles, please contact the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness at (614) 752-1151 or email for preschool or SACC licensing role questions or for Step Up To Quality role questions.