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5/22/2017

Step Up To Quality Guidance

StepUp_Tagline_5stars.pngStep Up To Quality (SUTQ) is Ohio's quality rating system for child care programs. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) use a comprehensive, one- to five-star rating system to assess ODJFS- and ODE-licensed early childhood programs that choose to excced minimum health and safety standards. Starting in 2020, all child care programs that recieve state funding will be required to participate in Step Up To Quality. Ratings are posted online, and parents can use them to choose the program that is best for their child. 

Highly rated programs require continuing education for teachers and staff, use child assessments to guide learning and development, and take additonal steps to help prepare children for kindergarten. In return, they receive additional funding and free marketing materials to help spread the news about their SUTQ rating and attract new customers.

This guide is desinged for child care providers working to achieve star ratings. This includes: 

  • Child care programs registering for SUTQ for the first time
  • Child care programs that already have at least one SUTQ star
  • County agencies 


5/18/2017

EMIS Newsflash – May 18, 2017

FY17 CTE March (D) Data Review and Appeals Extended
FY17 Medical Waiver Application Deadline this Weekend


5/17/2017

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Updates

Key Dates - Fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

June-Oct.

State Support Team (SST) and District KRA Trainers provide KRA Teacher Training to new kindergarten teachers

Jul. 7

Deadline to update Assessment Data Manager – Preschool and Kindergarten role in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS)

Jul. 7-Jul. 16

The Kready online system (http://ohio.kready.org) will be unavailable for server and system maintenance

Aug. 1

Ready for Kindergarten (KReady) online system opens for KRA and Kindergarten Field Test 2017 administration

 
  • KRA Training for Kindergarten Teachers begins in May
  • ​KRA Adminsitration Materials 


5/17/2017

Know! To Prevent Huffing, Sniffing and Bagging

ThinkstockPhotos-599117664-1.jpgWhat do nail polish, deodorant spray, permanent markers and correction fluid all have in common? They are all items we would expect to find in our children’s bedroom or study area, right? They certainly are not products that would signal a red flag or cause us to question their use - nor should they necessarily. However, each of these items are also common “inhalants” with the potential to harm.
 


5/16/2017

EMIS Newsflash – May 16, 2017

CTE CTPD Files, Corrected
Now Available: Maintenance of Effort Webinar Recording


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