Free SUTQ Help for Child Care Centers

Receive assistance with your star rating!

4C for Children is your local hub for information about Step Up To Quality (SUTQ), Ohio’s quality-rating and improvement system! We offer FREE support to licensed child care programs in achieving a quality rating.

What type of help is available?

Step Up Direct

This series of work sessions will engage you in the process of understanding the documents, tools and materials associated with SUTQ. The following topics are covered:

  • Week 1: Learning and Development and
  • Administration and Leadership Practices
  • Week 2: Staff Qualifications and Professional
  • Development
  • Week 3: Family and Community Partnerships
  • Week 4: Registration Process for Star Rating

Register for an upcoming Step Up Direct series by clicking a date below. Contact Amy Van Verth (Cincinnati) or Shatila Smith (Dayton) with questions.

Who should participate?

Any child care center administrator/director interested in working toward or increasing a SUTQ rating.

Why participate?

Receive FREE support and coaching to meet the SUTQ requirements and standards, no matter where you are in the process.

Work with 4C experts to develop required plans that meet the SUTQ standards. Share ideas and network with other administrators/directors working on SUTQ.

Free SUTQ Work Sessions

Location: 4C for Children, 2100 Sherman Ave. #300, Cincinnati, OH 45212

Cost: Free of charge

In Southwest Ohio:
Contact Amy Van Verth at or 513-758-1485

In the Miami Valley:
Contact Shatila Smith at or 937-723-2735