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Step Up to Quality.

High-quality early childhood programs can have a lifelong, positive impact on young children and their families.

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Step Up to Quality is here to help you find early childhood providers committed to quality care.

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Quality Matters.

Early child care and education is crucial to a child’s future success, with 90 percent of brain development occurring before age 5.

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Providers + Educators.

Step Up to Quality supports all child care and early childhood education programs with supports and resources that improve quality.

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Every step counts.

Step Up to Quality is not a typical rating system — it’s a path. No matter where you are on the path, you are making a statement.

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Parents + Families.

Early learning builds the foundation for skills needed in school, work and life. Help ensure your child has access to quality learning and care.

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