Saving Ohio Child Care

Ohio State Budget Approved by Governor DeWine

Thank you to everyone who helped us advocate to save the SUTQ program!

Through the efforts of thousands of Ohioans more than 17,500 messages were sent to state legislators and Governor Mike DeWine urging them to restore Step Up To Quality in the state budget.

The final version, signed by Governor DeWine, restores the Step Up To Quality’s requirement that all child care providers that accept publicly funded child care subsidies must be star-rated. A study committee to evaluate and report on improvements to the Step Up To Quality system will also be established and federal poverty levels for PFCC will be raised.