KEEPING THE PROMISE OF HIGH-QUALITY, EQUITABLE EDUCATION

Research shows that 3- and 4-year-olds who attend a high-quality preschool are more successful in kindergarten and beyond. As a participating provider for the Cincinnati Preschool Promise students, you’ll have access to professional development classes and quality improvement coaching to achieve Step Up to Quality certifications, ensuring quality education for all who enroll.

KEEPING THE PROMISE OF HIGH-QUALITY, EQUITABLE EDUCATION

Research shows that 3- and 4-year-olds who attend a high-quality preschool are more successful in kindergarten and beyond. As a participating provider for the Cincinnati Preschool Promise students, you’ll have access to professional development classes and quality improvement coaching to achieve Step Up to Quality certifications, ensuring quality education for all who enroll.

STEP UP TO QUALITY

Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) is a 5-Star, quality-rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which is embraced by Cincinnati Preschool Promise. Step Up to Quality ensures providers meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations.

Programs that earn at least a 3-Star distinction are considered high-quality. At Cincinnati Preschool Promise, we support preschools to achieve 3 stars or more so that all children have access to high-quality early learning.

If you’re working to achieve a higher quality rating, our quality improvement coaching provides mentorship and advice through your improvement journey.

SUPPORT YOUR TEACHERS AS YOU IMPROVE

The Staff Support Fund Pilot is intended to help preschool program owners and directors retain quality staff as they pursue a high quality rating. Preschool programs will have access to $3,000 per lead teaching position in their center or family child care program.

Funds May Be Used For:

  • Offering retention, recruitment, or advancement bonuses 
  • Offsetting costs for health insurance 
  • Supplementing teachers’ wages 
  • Paying for formal education in a degree-granting program in early childhood education (or directly related field) that is not already supported financially through other sources