5101:2-17-01 "Step Up To Quality" (SUTQ): program standards.

(A) A child care program shall meet the program standards for the star rating registered for as listed in appendix A to this rule for Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) for licensed child care centers and appendix B to this rule for ODJFS licensed type A family child care homes.

(B) A child care program registering for a two-star rating or above shall meet the program standards of all of the lower ratings contained in the appendices to this rule before a higher star rating shall be awarded.

(C) A child care program registering for four or five-star ratings may be awarded points based on the verification of the three-star rating requirements and its ability to earn additional points as outlined in the appendices to this rule.

(D) A child care program shall obtain a least one point in each of the following domains in order to achieve a four or five-star rating:

(1) Learning and development.

(2) Administrative and leadership practices.

(3) Staff qualifications and professional development.

(4) Family and community partnerships.

(E) For a child care center to achieve a four-star rating, it shall score thirty-five to fifty-five points. Points are indicated in appendix A to this rule.

(F) For a child care center to achieve a five-star rating, it shall score fifty-six to seventy-nine points. Points are indicated in appendix A to this rule.

(G) For a type A home to achieve a four-star rating, it shall score thirty to forty-five points. Points are indicated in appendix B to this rule.

(H) For a type A home to achieve a five-star rating, it shall score forty-six to sixty-seven points. Points are indicated in appendix B to this rule.

Replaces: 5101:2-17-01

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Effective: 10/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.30
Rule Amplifies: 5104.30
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/09, 8/1/10, 11/10/11