Growing Years Nursery is committed to providing quality care for your child and participates in Ohio's Step Up to Quality program.
About Step Up To Quality
Up To Quality is
Ohio’s Star Rating system for licensed early childhood programs. Step Up
To Quality makes it easy to find a great child care and early learning
program for your child. Step Up To Quality is a voluntary rating system
for Ohio's early care and education centers. Experts say these
benchmarks improve the growth and development potential of children. The
rating system also provides a useful tool for selecting quality early
childhood programs. These benchmarks include low child-to-staff ratios,
group size, accreditation, staff education, specialized training,
improved workplace characteristics and early learning standards.
Up To Quality was created by the Ohio Department of Job & Family
Services - Bureau of Child Care and Development to improve the quality
of child care in Ohio. Child care programs throughout Ohio are eligible
and encouraged to participate.
What Makes Star Rated Programs Special? • Highly trained teachers • Fewer children per classroom • Early education programming • Commitment to continuous improvement
Step Up Measures Up Parents
are choosing Step Up To Quality because they want the best for their
children. Research from The Ohio State University confirms that as
programs add stars, the benefits to children add up. They display more
confidence, a curiosity about the world around them and are ready to
learn. These are skills important for success in school and in life.
Step Up To Quality Teachers Are Highly Trained Just
like other professions, teachers in Star Rated programs are required to
keep up to date on the latest knowledge, research and techniques to
support your child’s development and learning.
These dedicated teachers: • Complete 10 hours of specialized training each year • Are prepared to meet your child’s unique needs • Plan learning activities using Ohio’s Infant & Toddler Guidelines and Early Learning Content Standards