Sixty percent of child care programs in the Toledo area are
currently Step Up to Quality star rated. Why is it so
important to select a rated program for your child?
Programs that are star rated show higher quality classroom practices compared to programs that are not star rated. There is also a strong correlation between children scoring higher on Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment and attendance at a 3, 4, or 5 star rated program.
In addition, Children who receive a high quality early childhood education have better math, language and social skills, require less special education, progress further in school, have fewer interactions with the justice system and have higher earnings as adults. Give your child the best possible foundation by selecting a Step Up to Quality rated program!
For more information about Step Up to Quality, or for
assistance in finding child care, please contact the
YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral at 419-255-5519.